SMACH.

Constellation of art, culture and
history in the Dolomites, 2017

 
 
 
 
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The project.

 
 

SMACH is a constellation of art, culture and history in the Dolomites. It is an open air exhibition that represents the combination of “art and nature”, where the latter acts as the display of the artistic creations, designed and tailored specifically to the various sites. It is an international art competition that celebrates its third edition this year. The artists involved have staged their works in 9 places of historical and cultural interest in the towns of San Martin de Tor and Mareo. Their artworks have the aim of sparking people's interest for art and enhancing the area of the Dolomites in which they are immersed. Through a dialogue between art and nature, the artists want to promote thorough and ongoing consciousness of the historical, cultural and traditional aspects of the area. Visitors will be involved emotionally thanks to a prolific combination of amazing nature, timeless architecture and contemporary art. The theme of this edition is CONTRAST as, although it generates a tangle, the integration of artworks into nature, it also creates a contrast between human intervention and natural evolution that is inherent in the environment. The exhibition will be open from July 1 to September 9.

 

Selected artists.

 
 


Loc. 1, Strada de La Vena
Collettivo artistico Luca Rossi,
Imola, ITA

 

Loc. 2. Ciastel de Tor
Adam James, Margate, UK

 


Loc. 3. Les Viles, Seres
Luca Roncoroni, Droebak, NO

Loc. 4 Pares
David Duzzi, Bolzano, ITA

 
 

Loc. 5. Munt d'Adagn
Amin Hak-Hagir, Irene Hopfgartner, Wien, AUT

 

Loc. 6. Pra de Pütia
Ilyn Wong, Berlin, D

Loc. 7. Chi Jus
Luca Chiesura, Belluno, ITA

 
 

Loc. 8 Plan de Corones
Gaia Lionello, Mestre, ITA

 
 

Loc. 9. Fanes
Fabiano De Martin Topranin, Bolzano, ITA

 
 
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The jury.

Not Vital Not Vital (born 1948 in Sent, Switzerland) studied in Paris and Rome before moving to New York in 1976. He works primarily as a sculptor, and has also made prints, drawings, paintings, architectural projects throughout his career. Vital leads a nomadic life, and this directly influences his work, as he often engages with local materials and craftsmanship. Website: www.notvital.com

Not Vital Not Vital (born 1948 in Sent, Switzerland) studied in Paris and Rome before moving to New York in 1976. He works primarily as a sculptor, and has also made prints, drawings, paintings, architectural projects throughout his career. Vital leads a nomadic life, and this directly influences his work, as he often engages with local materials and craftsmanship.
Website: www.notvital.com

 
Gianluca D'Incà Levis. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the University IUAV of Venice. He is art critic and curator. His education boasts in-depth studies in the literary, aesthetic and cultural field. He is the author of Dolomiti Contemporanee (2011), curator of Progettoborca and director of Nuovo Spazio di Casso. Since 2010, he has started a number of curatorial projects and considerations that put together the contemporary art, the culture of innovation, the brown-field redevelopment, and the mountain as space-construction site for the application of restorative, cultural and functional procedures. The core idea is to generate innovative images, by working on the natural environment, territories and landscape in a discriminating and projective way, refusing the stereotyped point of view. Websites: www.dolomiticontemporanee.net  www.twocalls.net  www.progettoborca.net

Gianluca D'Incà Levis. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the University IUAV of Venice. He is art critic and curator.
His education boasts in-depth studies in the literary, aesthetic and cultural field.
He is the author of Dolomiti Contemporanee (2011), curator of Progettoborca and director of Nuovo Spazio di Casso.
Since 2010, he has started a number of curatorial projects and considerations that put together the contemporary art, the culture of innovation, the brown-field redevelopment, and the mountain as space-construction site for the application of restorative, cultural and functional procedures.
The core idea is to generate innovative images, by working on the natural environment, territories and landscape in a discriminating and projective way, refusing the stereotyped point of view.
Websites: www.dolomiticontemporanee.net  www.twocalls.net  www.progettoborca.net

Letizia Ragaglia majored in museology and contemporary art at the universities of Florence and Bologna as well as at the École du Louvre and the Sorbonne in Paris. She worked as a freelance curator specialising in projects for public spaces on behalf of various Italian and international institutions. She was a member of the jury for the 54. Venice Biennale. Since 2009, Letizia Ragaglia has been director of the Museion in Bolzano. Website: www.museion.it

Letizia Ragaglia majored in museology and contemporary art at the universities of Florence and Bologna as well as at the École du Louvre and the Sorbonne in Paris.
She worked as a freelance curator specialising in projects for public spaces on behalf of various Italian and international institutions. She was a member of the jury for the 54. Venice Biennale. Since 2009, Letizia Ragaglia has been director of the Museion in Bolzano.
Website: www.museion.it

 
 

Michael Petry, (b. Texas, 1960) has lived in London since 1981. He studied at Rice University, Houston (BA), London Guildhall University (MA), and has a Doctor in Arts from Middlesex University. Petry is an artist, author and Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) London, and Guest Curator for Futurecity.  He co-founded the Museum of Installation, and was Guest Curator at the Kunstakademiet, Oslo, and Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton and was Curator of the Royal Academy Schools Gallery. Petry is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (FRBS) and a Brother of the Art Workers Guild.
Website: www.michaelpetry.net

Lois Anvidalfarei was born in 1962 in Badia. He studies at the Art Institute of Ortisei from 1976 to 1981, then in 1983 he attends the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Since 1989 he lives and works in Badia. Lois Anvidalfarei has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in several European countries. In 2011 he participated at the Venice Biennial and in 2013 had a solo exhibition at the MACRO in Rome. Website: www.loisanvidalfarei.it  

Lois Anvidalfarei was born in 1962 in Badia. He studies at the Art Institute of Ortisei from 1976 to 1981, then in 1983 he attends the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Since 1989 he lives and works in Badia.
Lois Anvidalfarei has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in several European countries. In 2011 he participated at the Venice Biennial and in 2013 had a solo exhibition at the MACRO in Rome.
Website: www.loisanvidalfarei.it
 

 
 
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