Sébastien Peter is an art historian and curator with a special interest in music. He runs the offspace Sonnenstube in Lugano.
Sonnenstube is an offspace at 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. Sonnenstube is 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 was created by Marta Margnetti (1989, artist), Damiano Merzari (1980, graphic designer and musician), Sébastien Peter (1984, art historian), Gabriel Stöckli (1992, artist), Gianmaria Zanda (1985, artist and musician).