Arte Sella Borgo Valsugana (IT) is an international outdoor exhibition of contemporary art, set up in 1986 in the fields and woods of the Sella Valley (Val di Sella, municipality of Borgo Valsugana, province of Trento). Arte Sella is both an exhibition of artistic works and, most importantly, an ongoing creative process in which art works can be followed over time, as they grow and evolve. The commissioned artists are called upon to express a respectful relationship with nature and treat it as a source of inspiration.
The works are usually three-dimensional and created using stones, leaves, branches and tree trunks. Man-made objects, materials and colours are rarely used. All works are placed outdoors and can be admired while enjoying the different types of wood, stones and monumental trees in the surroundings. The artworks are left to decay thus becoming again part of nature’s life cycle. Since 2014, Arte Sella has collaborated with Comune di Bassano del Grappa, presenting dance works and dance creations in its space (the site specific creation made by Itamar Serussi and his company at Arte Sella) and dance events (durational dances) in the territory between Bassano del Grappa and Borgo Valsugana.