SMACH.

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

 
 
 
 
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Project and
winners 2017.

This is the third edition of SMACH, an open space exhibition in the Dolomites that goes from July 1st until September 9th, 2017. It starts with an international art competition. Afterwards, the selected artists are going to place their artworks in ten different localities of historical and cultural importance in the municipality of San Martin de Tor and Mareo.
The artworks are meant to arouse the interest in art and to enhance the Dolomites area, where the works have been located. Through the connection between art and nature SMACH wants to support the acquaintance of historical, cultural and traditional aspects of San Martin de Tor. Visitors will also be emotionally involved through a prolific combination of extraordinary nature, local architecture style and innovative art.

“CONTRAST” is this year’s theme of SMACH. The etymology of the word contrast is tied to the verb to contrast and can be interpreted in various ways. In its most negative sense, the word refers to disagreement, argument, irreconcilability and dispute. In a figurative sense it can allude to a contrast or difference in colour, sound or again, a conflict of passions, reason and sentiment between dream and reality. Contrast also exists in literature, medicine and sport, and, finally, as a strictly technical term.

SMACH avails itself of the binomial “art and nature”, where the latter acts as a place for artistic actions, designed and conceived specifically for the various sites; despite the intertwining, integration of the work of art in nature, a contrast is always created between human intervention and the natural evolution implicit in the environment.

 

"SE NON CAPISCI UNA COSA CERCALA SU YOUTUBE"
Collettivo artistico Luca Rossi, Imola, ITA
1. Location Strada de La Vena

"THE PALE EXCHANGE"
Adam James, Margate, UK
2. Location Ciastel de Tor

"PESCE FUOR D'ACQUA…"
Luca Roncoroni, Droebak, NO
3. Location Les Viles

"OSSERVATORIO DEL SOTTOBOSCO"
David Duzzi, Bolzano, ITA
4. Location Pares

"DER HAPS"
Irene Hopfgartner, Amin Hak-Hagir, Wien, AUT
5. Location Munt d'Adagn

"STITCHED EARTH"
Ilyn Wong, Berlin, D
6. Location Pra de Pütia

"THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR"
Luca Chiesura, Belluno, ITA
7. Location Chi Jus

"FORESTA NERA"
Gaia Lionello, Mestre, ITA
8. Location Plan de Corones

"LOW RESOLUTION"
& Studio, Milano, ITA
9. Location Senes

"SPACE DAYS"
Fabiano De Martin Topranin, Bolzano, ITA
10. Location Fanes

 
 
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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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