ARTE SELLA Open-air Museum
Arte Sella is an open-air museum that was founded in 1986, the fruit of the desire to
bring contemporary art to Val di Sella (the Sella Valley) in Trentino and create a dialog
between it and the surrounding nature. For over thirty years, the association has been the place where art, music, dance, and other expressions of human creativity come together, creating a unique dialog between human ingenuity and the natural world. This enables a synergy between artist and nature, which is never bent and subordinated to artistic will but, instead, acts as both master and muse for the works that are created.
Among the works of art preserved in the museum are those from the artists Edoardo
Tresoldi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Kristof Kintera, Ian Ritchie, Stefano Boeri and Kengo
Kuma. Each of these works is not only perfectly integrated into the natural environment
that surrounds it, but even begins to transform alongside nature and the landscape
itself, changing and acquiring new facets with each change of season.
The museum should, therefore, be visited in all seasons in order to fully appreciate the
continuous evolution of both the works and the natural environment which, in synergy,
contribute to the beauty of the place.