Activity for incoming students: William Wegman at MASI and Cheese fondue

International Relations and Study abroad Service

Date: 15 December 2019 / 10:00 - 15:00

On 15 December 2019, the International Relations and Study Abroad Service invites all exchange students to the second and last activity for this Autumn Semester. 

The day includes a guided tour of the William Wegman exhibition at MASI (Museo d'Arte della Svizzera italiana) and a cheese fondue lunch. 

William Wegman, an eclectic master of contemporary American art, is a renowned, versatile artist who resists an easy classification, as he moves adroitly between painting, drawing, photography, film, video, books and performances. He rose to prominence on the international art scene for his series of images featuring his dogs. Ever since he met his first Weimaraner - whom he called Man Ray - in the seventies, the photographer has made dogs of this breed the main focus of his photographs, using this rather unusual muse to portray characters, comment on fashion trends and address movements in art history with great perspicacity and irony.

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The cheese fondue initiative is promoted by the City of Lugano and takes place in the cosy atmosphere of a warm pavilion in the plaza facing the MASI, on the occasion of the public event “Piazza La Fondue”.

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