The SMACH is an international call for artists for a stunning open-air exhibition in the Dolomites (a range of the Alps in northern Italy), now in its fourth edition.
The artistic interventions will aim to grow people’s interest for the art, not only as a form of autonomous language, but also as a promotion for the territory. The artists should create a deep understanding of the history, the tradition, the architecture, the nature of the proposed sites and reflect this in their works. SMACH prides itself in being one with “art and nature”, where the latter acts as a place for artistic action, 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.
The theme of this edition is “Heimat”. The aim of the project is to prepare works of contemporary art based on the word “Heimat”.
"Heimat" is indicative of a form of identity much stronger than a single word can transmit. It does not just refer to a place, but rather a set of shared and spontaneous values which have to do with life from infancy. The mention of which triggers a positive sensation in us when one thinks of our origins, thinks of our identity, or, on the contrary, the sense of solitude and impotency we feel when the loss of such tie is hinted at.
The places and sites where the selected artworks will be exhibited can be reached by walking along the paths. The areas are located between 1,100 and 2,300 meters above sea level:
1. Plaies y Alfur
2. Ciastel de Tor
3. Val dl’Ert
4. Chi Jus
5. Pra de Pütia
6. Forcela de Furcia
8. Plan de Corones
What interests the locals and visitors the most in the landscapes, in the unique wonders of nature, in the towns and villages and in the buildings of the municipalities of San Martin de Tor and Mareo area should be increased by the exhibition. All sites share common values in terms of nature, history and culture. The artists will have priority access to the contents, places and background. The projects will be places and set up at the various sites. The attractions will draw in visitors, who can enjoy discovering nature of the present and the past and everyday life in Val Badia – one of the best known and most visited valleys in the Dolomites. The purpose of SMACH will be achieved if the exhibited works ignite the curiosity of people for the project as a whole.
The artists have no boundaries for the design and the size of the work.
Download the registration form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org together with visual material of your artwork (photographs, drawings, renderings, etc.).
The artwork, installations and artistic interventions will be realized by individual artists or groups of artists. The artworks will be exhibited in places of historical and cultural interest in the municipalities of San Martin de Tor and Mareo. This project aims are to deepen peoples interest for art, as well as bringing awareness to the region.
There is no entry fee for this competition!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
The SMACH 2019 Call For Artists is open worldwide to anyone.