Ledro Land Art


In the Pur pine forest, one of the green lungs of Valle di Ledro, artistic creativity becomes an accomplice of nature through the work of reinterpretation of space and interaction with the elements of the surrounding environment, proposed by the artists participating in the project. Along the suggestive path that runs parallel to the Assat stream and leads to Malga Cita, the landscape becomes the guardian and interlocutor of the site-specific interventions that are carried out every year during the summer season.



Erika Inger – 2019

The work depicts a swarm of insects in a concise and essential manner, with the intention of making the viewer aware of the work and at the same time to denounce the problem of the ever more frequent deaths of insects caused by the use of fertilisers and pesticides.



Luca Vallese – 2018
The work was created as a tribute to the 'Xennials' generation identified by the Australian sociologist Dan Woodman, i.e. those born between 1977 and 1983, so that they can take the cue to tell the new generations anecdotes from past eras, ages when you could use a pencil to get to the beginning of the second part of a music album!


Giulio Valerio Cerbella & Luisa Benevieri – 2020
The work testifies the contact between a person and an unidentified flying object and with living beings connected to it. This installation is an ironic reminder of the human nature of contact between people, made even more obvious by the covid-19 emergency.


Micol Grazioli – 2013
At first glance it looks like a furrow, perhaps a hole dug by an animal. As we approach, it is like a passage, a void ready to receive. As we push ourselves to observe, we discover the negative imprint of the most receptive part of our body: a mask that sinks into the earth, looking at it, listening to it and smelling it from within.


Roberta Rizzi & Caterina Agazzi – 2013
The overlapping of jute sacks filled with a mixture of earth, stones and grass seed that outlines a walkable area is the project by Roberta Rizzi and Caterina Agazzi, a reflection that moves around artistic, architectural, historical and naturalistic research. An installation that defines itself in time through the slow breath of nature and offers itself to the cycle of the seasons.


Pietro Gellona & Maurizio Vescovi – 2013
Pietro Gellona and Maurizio Vescovi's considerations on architecture and landscape, art and nature take shape in the form of the sphere. A geometric solid that not natural forces but human action alone can produce in this type of environment, it consists of a central core made up of circular wooden sectors, a galvanised net and grassy ground.


Angelo Morandini – 2013
Four wooden trunks planted in the ground obey the verticality of the pines. They are four stylised trees, a geometric synthesis of their form and shape, and are four antennae reaching towards the sky to capture and deliver new suggestions to the soundscape of the pine forest.


Alessandro Pavone – 2012
The rough hands of the people who lived and worked in this land in the past are the subject of Pavone's monumental sculpture, which he has been running the blade of his chainsaw across the trunks for days, creating three large hands in natural wood, now entrusted to the forest and the cycles of the seasons.



Corrado Rosa – 2012
It is not uncommon, walking through the Pur pine forest, to come across snails with "casette" (small houses), snails that drag themselves through grasses, conifer needles, stream sand and forest soil, leaving a silvery, sticky trail behind them.


Matteo Boato – 2012
Matteo Boato, through the creation of a violin bridge reproduced in large dimensions and made of oukumè wood, proposes the idea of a musical instrument as an element built by man and brought back into a natural context. It is an intervention that relates physically but also sonically with the surrounding environment.


Giovanni Baioloni – 2013
The two silhouettes that follow the outlines of the trees suggest the presence of an old man holding the hand of a child. The age of life is a theme dear to art throughout the ages, which takes on new details and nuances in the natural context.



Franz Avancini & Smarmellata – 2020
Tritone Alpestre is a collective work, the result of the second edition of the open land art workshop led by the artist Franz Avancini and promoted by Smarmellata with the support of Piano B.


Viviana Puecher & Michelle Filippi – 2012
Viviana Puecher and Michele Filippi's aim is to tell a discreet story, triggering a fantastic thought that looks at the primordial essence of time and space. The work takes its cue from a legend written by the artists for the Ledro Valley. What is physically unstable belongs to the realm of the imagination, while stone becomes a tangible foundation of memory and knowledge.


Plamen Solomonsky – 2013

It is an object of absolute simplicity that traces a new path and creates a short circuit. An oversized and decontextualised broom, resembling the sorghum brooms used to support the witches in their flight that once populated the Ledro valley, or those used by women in their efforts to clean dusty houses.



Ars Ruralis: Simone Mulazzani & Valentina Grossi – 2020

Like weaver birds reassembling fragments of plant matter, the Volario is composed of the same essence as its surroundings, and builds itself organically and fluidly.


Giampaolo Osele – 2014

Giampaolo Osele plays with nature, rediscovers it and recomposes it with delicate essentiality. Thus the curious face of a hedgehog emerges from a large trunk. Emerging from one of the many dens hidden in the pine forest, the cute little animal stops along the way to tell those who cross it about the secret activities of its companions.


Marco Nones – 2014
The cone of shadow is a fundamental geometric element in the theory of eclipses. When a point on the Earth is plunged into the cone of shadow of the Moon, the eclipse of the Sun takes place, recalled by the fire with which the three carved trunks have been blackened and obscured.


Collettivo 00 – 2019
The installation develops the theme of kràsis (" blending, integral fusion ") between man and nature, trying to make the clear separation between the two subjects fluid. The intention is to create a dreamlike place defined by the dynamic relationship between people and nature, an oasis that has its own characteristics and becomes a unique and recognisable point of contact.


Rumen Dimitrov – 2019
Cloud tree represents a woman with wet hair blowing in the wind and is a symbol of renewal and freedom. The lightness of the hair contrasts with the solidity of the body, just as the lightness of the clouds contrasts with the heaviness of the earth.


Franz Avancini & Smarmellata – 2019

The monkey is a work of art created by the artist Franz Avancini with the help of volunteers during a Land Art workshop.
The structure of the work is made entirely of wood, while the outside is made of straw, with the intention of rendering the best possible resemblance to the hair of the animal.


Rossoscuro Design – 2012
The swing is an object with a strong evocative power, bringing back intimacy and memories. It is the rhythmic rocking and the field of vision that widens and narrows in the vortex of speed. The swing is the closest experience to flying that one has. It is there when you come back for it, with its regular rhythm it helps you to reflect.



Matteo Cretti – 2020
We live in an ever-changing world in which the hand of man has conditioned and continues to condition the planet. The consequences are many, from the depopulation of villages and mountains to the abandonment and intensive modification of agriculture and livestock breeding, all with repercussions on flora and fauna, but also on everyday life.


Giordano Faustini – 2014
The wooden elements placed in sequence are the remains that make up an enormous face that has emerged from the ground. Interlocked between inside and outside, and suspended between present and past, they look like ancient ruins that the earth has allowed to resurface and which nature wants to reclaim.



Paolo Vivian – 2012
In a clearing where the cows graze before reaching the alpine pastures, the artist places some stone boulders. For the artist, the natural stones that traverse the history of the earth are like clouds that form and unravel, and they too can take on shapes reminiscent of real or imaginary animals.


Irene Russo – 2017
Irene Russo's work was created with the intention of raising awareness of arson, with particular attention to those in her native Campania. The wooden structure has been charred superficially to recall the black colour of the fires, creating a structure that winds sinuously around three trees and wraps them as if in a symbolic embrace between man and nature.


Giampaolo Osele – 2014
Made of hazel wood, woven and wrapped around trees, a circular structure with a variable profile develops without interruption. It draws a boundary but also marks an opening to the entirely human effort to understand the infinity of nature.



Luca Degara – 2012
In Luca Degara's l'Avvolto, the amplitude of the dimensions coexists with the lightness of the materials. The local larch wood has been worked in such a way that all the pieces used, bent with the help of steam, derive from a single longitudinally cut trunk.

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