When art lives in harmony with nature

From Arte Sella to RespirArt: examples of Land Art in Trentino

SUMMER – An art gallery with no walls, where your gaze can roam freely as far as the woods and mountains beyond the artworks. An art gallery where you can smell the fragrance of wood and flowers, hear the raindrops fall and watch animals roam freely among the sculptures. In Trentino, even art lives hand-in-hand with nature.

We have many art parks, where artists from all over the world have created important works of land art, making use of the elements offered by a bountiful nature. Rocks, branches, trees, grass, the sky and the rivers... they all come together to breathe life into spectacular and ecological works of art, full of meaning and as constantly evolving as the natural environment that surrounds them.

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Arte Sella, Valsugana

Since 1986, Val di Sella is home to a major international art event. The legacy of the works created each year by the artists is Arte Sella, an immense open-air exhibition in the town of Borgo Valsugana with real works of art made with stones, leaves, branches and trunks. A place where the creativity of artists blends and brings things into shape in total harmony with nature.

#2

Respir Art, Val di Fiemme

An art park at an altitude of 2,200 metres, in the heart of Val di Fiemme. Here, on a path that traces a full circle of 3 kilometres, you can come face to face with more than 27 art installations which create an interplay with the peaks of the Latemar Dolomites. The park, which can also be visited with snow shoes or skis in winter, can be reached using the Agnello chairlift.

#3

Ledro Land Art, Val di Ledro

Ledro Land Art is an artistic journey started in 2012. The artists invited to produce an artwork have grappled with the territory's environmental and historical specificities by preparing a rich catalogue of solutions made of sustainable materials. The result is a series of artworks exclusively designed for the place in which they are found.

#4

Il respiro degli alberi, Alpe Cimbra

A permanent theme-based exhibition of contemporary art in the woods of the town of Lavarone. Every year in mid-August, new artworks are added to it, in what becomes a true art event in the open air. Each sculpture is a discrete reflection in harmony with the landscape of which it is a part and by which it will be reabsorbed over time.

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Bosco Arte Stenico

A pleasant walk accessible also on wheelchair by accompanied handicapped persons is the best way to discover the artworks left on the site where they were created by the guest authors of this encounter with contemporary art. The works of art are distributed along a path in the woods, occupying different levels, the grass, logs and branches, and interact with each other and with visitors through the symbolic language of art.

Published on 03/06/2020