Sonnenstube is an offspace in Via Luigi Canonica 12, Lugano (CH). Born out of the encounter of five people with a passion for visual arts, Sonnenstube is a space dedicated to contemporary art and music. Sonnenstube, which literally means “sunny room”, is a term used in the German speaking area of Switzerland to describe the Canton Ticino. It represents a place to relax, peaceful and idyllic. Sonnenstubeis the point of view of the passing tourist, of the “balabiott” of the first half of the 20th century, or of the various intellectuals, hippies, and northern artists who searched for their “elsewhere” in Ticino. Furthermore, a book and fanzine shop is regularly presented, where one can buy limited edition art magazines.
Sonnenstube is run by Giacomo Galletti (artist), Marta Margnetti (1989, artist), Damiano Merzari (1980, graphic designer and musician), Gabriel Stöckli (1991, artist), Gianmaria Zanda (1985, artist and musician).
Past: Sébastien Peter (1984, art historian), Salvatore Vitale (1986, photographer)
With generous support from:
Città di Lugano, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino – Fondo Swisslos, Dr. Georg und Josi Guggenheim-Stiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung, Oertli-Stiftung, Pro Helvetia, fondazione svizzera per la cultura, Percento culturale Migros Ticino, Ville de Lausanne, Ville de Genève, République et Canton de Genève.
Website and design: Leonardo Angelucci, 2017