In Val di Sella, in the municipality of Borgo Valsugana, in the province of Trento, Arte Sella was established in 1986 to promote contemporary art in a natural context. Along paths, among the woods, are works of art that share nature’s rhythms and transformative processes. Over time, many works have returned to nature and only photographic documentation of them remains. However, the work of each artist involved has helped to strengthen the project and to fulfil the possibility of acting gently upon nature – always to nature’s benefit.
Over the years, Arte Sella has proved to be an opportunity for important artistic interventions and through its presence the valley has acquired a special connotation: alongside the beauty of the place, the encounter with artworks offers visitors unparalleled feelings and emotions.
Over 300 artists, architects, and designers from different countries have taken part: Nils-Udo, Giuliano Mauri, Patrick T. Dougherty, Chris Drury, Alan Sonfist, Luc Schuiten, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Arne Quinze, Edoardo Tresoldi, Henrique Oliveira, Krištof Kintera, Arcangelo Sassolino, Stefano Boeri, Michele De Lucchi, Kengo Kuma, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and many others recalled in this volume.
Avant-garde in a Border Zone
Gaspare Luigi Marcone
Arte Sella Architecture
The Sustainable Empathy between Plastic Space and Landscape
List of Works