SMACH is an open air exhibition that represents the combination of art and nature, where the latter acts as the display of the artistic creations, designed and tailored specifically to the various sites. the artists involved have staged their works in nine places of historical and cultural interest in the towns of san martin de tor and mareo in the dolomites. 

foresta nera
loc. 8 plan de corones
gaia lionello, mestre, ita



the theme of this years SMACH international art competition is contrast — although it generates a tangle, the integration of the artworks into nature creates a contrast between human intervention and natural evolution that is inherent in the environment. through a dialogue between art and nature, the artists want to promote thorough and ongoing consciousness of the historical, cultural and traditional aspects of the area.


smach — constellation of art, culture & history in the dolomites
video © gustav willeit

‘the pale exchange’
loc. 2. ciastel de tor
adam james, margate, uk

‘se non capisci una cosa cercala su youtube’
loc. 1, strada de la vena
collettivo artistico luca rossi,
imola, ita

‘pesce fuor d’acqua…’
loc. 3. les viles, seres
luca roncoroni, droebak, no

that’s what friends are for
loc. 7. chi jus
luca chiesura, belluno, ita

der haps
loc. 5. munt d’adagn
amin hak-hagir, irene hopfgartner, wien, aut

stitched earth
loc. 6. pra de pütia
ilyn wong, berlin, d

space days
loc. 9. fanes
fabiano de martin topranin, bolzano, ita

osservatorio del sottobosco
loc. 4 pares
david duzzi, bolzano, ita



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