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StraLugano 17° edizione - 23-24/09/2023

Weekend dedicated to running with eight routes to choose from, which wind from the city to Monte Brè, including Half Marathon and HM RelayRun. Also among the proposals are the KidsRun and the Run4Charity race dedicated to solidarity.
At Ciani Park there will be a hot air balloon that will allow everyone to try anchored flight for free, including people in wheelchairs. This is thanks to the special inSuperAbili hot air balloon basket, the only one in Switzerland to allow disabled people to fly.
Still remaining in the field of flight, a great novelty of this edition will be the presence in the program on Saturday, around 5.30 pm, of the final of a Swoop Canopy Piloting competition, an extreme discipline of parachuting which takes place using a wing-shaped parachute called "swoop wing". For the first time in Switzerland you will be able to witness the arrival of some of the best athletes in the world, who will glide onto the lake in front of the Ciani Park with a descent speed of up to 120 km/h. The organizers of this discipline are enthusiastic about this first initiative in Ticino and hope to include Lugano in an international competition circuit in the future.

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Anima(l)s | CaronaImmagina 2023

With the theme "Anima(l)s", the soul of the earth, in the streets of the historic center of Carona CaronaImmagina, an open-air photographic festival free to all, returns with its third edition. For four months the alleys and squares will be colored by the magic of blow-ups hanging from houses and walls. Guided tours, night visits or the free opportunity to spend a good time in one of the most beautiful historic centers of the Canton of Ticino. Not just a festival but also something to experience in front of or behind the camera, an important moment for enthusiasts and the curious.

CaronaImmagina presents for the first time in Switzerland, the open-air photographic exhibition "National Geographic Photo Ark", which illustrates the work of explorer and photographer Joel Sartore. It is a compelling and visually powerful project that aims to photograph and document, before it is too late, all the species that inhabit the world's zoos, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries, inspiring people not only to take an interest, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. In addition to creating an archive for generations to come, this project is a platform of hope for conservation and spotlights individuals and organizations working to preserve species around the world. According to Joel Sartore's estimates, the "National Geographic Photo Ark," when completed, will include portraits of 20,000 species, including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. In what will be the largest archive of biodiversity studio portraits ever created, "National Geographic Photo Ark" continues to pursue the goal of documenting all species protected by man, thanks also to Sartore's long-lasting relationships with many zoos, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries of the world.

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Rita Ackermann Hidden

12 March - 13 August 2023
Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana – sede LAC, Lugano
Piazza Bernardino Luini 6

Rita Ackermann’s exhibition titled ‘Hidden’ will focus on a selection of recent paintings in relation to the artist’s early works from the 1990s.

The exhibition will encompass nearly fifty paintings and drawings developed over the past 30 years in New York City.

Rita Ackermann was born in 1968 in Budapest, Hungary and lives and works in New York City. She studied at the University of Fine Arts in Budapest and The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture from the years of 1989 to 1992.

Ackermann invented images that became instant sensations, perturbing young girls that are now part of the universe of global imagery. Her drawings and paintings between 1993-95 (which will be included in the exhibition “Hidden”) depict compositions of adolescent female figures of clonelike multiples engaging in various self-destructive and hazardous activities. Her early works with their ambiguous presence serve as bridges between high and low culture, just as the myths and folk tales which often serve as merits to Ackermann’s compositions.

Twenty years later she would abandon the figure, erasing the very matter of her own work. In her ‘Mama’ series, a complex layering of visual language oscillates between abstraction and figuration into a subconscious unfolding of form—concealed deeply in the abstraction of the omnipresence. In early 2022 Ackermann began her latest series of paintings titled, ‘War Drawings’. Oil, china maker and acrylic are heavily worked into the surface of raw linen. Figures are lost, lines are scraped away to reveal shattered compositions. Each of the paintings subjugated by disaster as a purifying element for inevitable harmony.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a bilingual catalogue published by Mousse Publishing.



The complete list of prices, reductions and opening hours is available on
the Museum website.

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Mixtape Pop Choir animano la Hall del LAC

The Mixtape, pop choir born in 2020 within the MAT Artistic Center and directed by Maria Silvia Roli.
Mixtape Pop Choir is made up of twenty-five boys between the ages of 14 and 20, and boasts a repertoire ranging from American pop hits to songs from the most famous musicals, allowing you to play with modern, classical and gospel sounds.

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Pierino e il lupo in Jazz

Have you ever wondered if Beethoven was born in New Orleans in the heyday of blues music? If Mozart had known Miles Davis? How would they write their music? Would they achieve the same fame as Jazzmen, Rock Stars or Bluesmen?
In this musical mental exercise, trying to give an answer to these questions, Igor Caiazza and Matteo Sarti eclectic musicians and composers, with their baggage in the field of classical music and at the same time great jazz experience propose a jazz reinterpretation of the themes most beautiful classical music by Mozart, Bach and Beethoven to then delve into the fairy tale "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev.As with the original version, each character of the work is represented by a different instrument which in this case, however, since it is a Jazz Band rather than a symphony orchestra, the instruments, harmonies and rhythms that accompany the characters take on a completely different flavour. The structure, themes and tonality of the work remain unchanged, but the harmonies and rhythms become modern. Thus, ranging from Swing to Latin, from Rock to Ballad.

The show will be guided by the voice of the voice actor Claudio Moneta, known for his famous dubbing of cartoons (Peo, Spongebob…) who will skilfully revisit the fairy tale of Peter and the Wolf in a modern key as well as introducing the concert.
To shed light on the musical project, the presence of important names from the world jazz scene will shine, Fabrizio Bosso on trumpet, Nico Gori on clarinet, Alessandro Tedesco on trombone and Luca Bulgarelli on double bass.
The "Pierino and the Wolf in Jazz" project is a light but at the same time intellectual, comic but profound show, for children and adults, for Jazz and music enthusiasts.

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