1st August – 1st November 2021
OMAGGIO / HOMMAGE / OMAGI 2021
From 1st August 2021, the court of the Museo Casorella will host the exhibition Omaggio 2021, the result of the collaboration between the City of Locarno and omaggio2021.ch.
The initiative is in the wake of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of women’s right to vote and presents 52 portraits of female personalities who have shown courage in fighting for their independence and equal opportunities.
It is a tribute to the pioneer women from all over Switzerland, who, over the course of 100 years, have fought for the creation of a free society. Women’s demands have not only served to secure the right to vote, which they achieved in 1971, but also to affirm the success of women in various fields. Therefore, many women have imposed themselves in a significant way in the education and social fields, finance, art, church, and politics. Le rivendicazioni femminili non sono servite unicamente al fine di ottenere il diritto di voto e di elezione, obiettivo conquistato nel 1971, ma anche per affermare il successo delle donne in svariati campi. Pertanto numerose personalità femminili si sono imposte in maniera rilevante nell’ambito della formazione, nel sociale, nell’economia, nell’arte, nella chiesa e nella politica.
The project was conceived thanks to the collaboration with historians, women of culture, and sociologists from all the cantons, who initially selected 5-8 women from their cantons and wrote the biographical texts available on the website of the initiative. Later, schools all over Switzerland identified two female figures within the selection offered by experts and laid the foundations for this exhibition. Later, schools all over Switzerland identified two female figures within the selection offered by experts and laid the foundations for this exhibition. In seguito, delle classi scolastiche in tutta la Svizzera hanno a loro volta individuato due figure femminili all’interno della scelta delle esperte e gettato le basi per la presente esposizione.
Therefore, this exhibition shows two portraits of women for each canton, and the visitor can listen to some descriptions, available in all national languages and English, using the QR code printed under each portrait.
The Department of Culture of the City of Locarno has also availed itself of the collaboration of the Associazione Archivi Riuniti delle Donne Ticino (AARDT) to expand the exhibition with some portraits of women who have left their mark in our Canton.
The city’s cultural offer is therefore enriched by a tribute to this jubilee year, accompanying visitors of the Museo Casorella in an intense discovery – or rediscovery – of Swiss women who have written our history.