Biennale Gherdëina VI: Writing the Mountains

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Ortisei Tourist Office, in collaboration with the Municipality of Ortisei, organizes the sixth edition of the Biennale Gherdëina, the biennial event dedicated to contemporary art in all its forms and modalities of expression since 2008.

This year the exhibition will take place from 23rd June 2018 to 10th September 2018 and, throughout the period of duration, the pedestrian area of Ortisei will turn into an exhibition of works as the protagonist of the summer in the town.

As in past editions, Ortisei will be the stage for well-known art exponents of national and international fame.

Writing the mountains, a celebration to the enchanting Dolomites

The Biennial exhibition will be inaugurated on Déodat de Dolomieu’s birth anniversary, who – in 1792 – discovered the limestone rock that takes his name together with the entire mountain range: the Dolomites.

The 6th edition is dedicated to the fascinating mountains, transmitting their magic and beauty through eclectic and heterogeneous forms of art: dance, singing, poetry, writing, architecture and design, acting, and many others.

All forms of artistic expression are carried by a common objective, that of ‘writing the mountains‘, expressing and telling them in a more poetic way.

‘Writing the mountains’ will try to make the spectators live art as an adventure in the mountains’ nature, a journey to discover their origin and history, weaving legends and myths, through the poetic language.

Artists wish to tribute the Dolomites and to the community that inhabits them, in a mystical key, describing them as a place of wonder, emancipation and beauty in constant evolution and change just like their polymorphic nature.

The poetry of the mountains

The initiative is curated by Adam Budak, who has always been involved in artistic projects and editorial activities.

He is the perfect curator for this edition of the Biennale, ‘Writing the mountains’, which deals with unconventional forms of representation and perception of nature, landscape and community, seeking the language of the mountains to get in touch with them.

On the official website of the Biennale Gherdëina you can read some verses like ‘The lines of the peak‘ or ‘Inside the water‘, which recall a new side of the Dolomites.


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