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. 

Arte Sella: the contemporary Mountain.

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).

For more than thirty years Arte Sella has represented the place where art, music, dance and other expressions of human creativity come together, giving life to a unique dialogue between man’s ingenuity and the natural world. Over the years, more than 300 artists have collaborated with Arte Sella, creating works of art in dialogue with the peculiarities of a place of great charm and uniqueness – the Val di Sella. The works are spread along various exhibition routes that are open all year round and offer visitors a unique and personal experience. Works by artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Edoardo Tresoldi, John Grade, Arne Quinze and Nils-Udo are spread throughout the natural environment and are always changing according to the seasons. 

Since the birth of Arte Sella, the relationship between architecture and landscape has always been the cornerstone of the process of interpretation and dialogue with nature by artists. Works such as the Tree Cathedral by Giuliano Mauri, Untitled 169 by Aeneas Wilder and the Vegetable Village by Luc Schuiten have helped to bring the world of architecture closer to the Arte Sella project.


Comune di Bassano del Grappa (IT) // Masako Matsushita (IT) //