Ledro Land Art, nature becomes art
In the Ledro Valley there is an art itinerary in the forest, where artistic installations dialogue with the spaces and accompany the visitor on this fascinating journey discovering new meanings of nature.
And you don’t know Ledro Land Art? Discover it with us!
What is Land Art?
To learn about Ledro Land Art you must first undestand what Land Art is. Land Art, that is art of the earth, is a form of contemporary art where the artist works on the natural landscape transforming it in various ways. In particular, Ledro Land Art is a site-specific performance: an artistic project conceived and specially performed for a specific site that is the pinewood of Pur.
Ledro Land Art, when art meets nature
Ledro Land Art is an open air exhibition where artistic works and land come together in a continuous exchange between spaces and elements. A visit to Ledro Land Art is one of the 10 things you have to do in the Ledro Valley. It is located in the pinewood of Pur, in the green heart of the Ledro Valley, and winds between the lake and the forest until to Malga Cita.
It is located just 5 km from Pieve di Ledro, has a distance of 1km and it is easily accessible by a convenient free parking near the wood. It is suitable for everyone, including families with small children.
It is a project supported by the Municipality of Ledro in collaboration with the Alpi Ledrensi Reserves Network. Its central theme is ecology: the works in the park have been made by local artistis using sustainable materials (wood and stone) or with low environmental impact.
The works of Ledro Land Art
The first artistic installations of Ledro Land Art were made in 2012, now there are 23 works of art and new ones are added from year to year. The path is animated with live music during the Ledro Land Art Festival which is held in July.
These works are interesting and they will give you a unique experience. Some installations are really suggestive, such as “The Hands” (Alessandro Pavone, 2012), “The Old Man with the Child” (Giovanni Bailoni, 2013) and “Black Hug” (Irene Russo, 2017) and others are fun such as “Xennials Tribute” (Luca Vallese, 2018). Many others are also suitable for children, such as “Cow Show” (Paolo Vivian, 2012), “Hedgehog” (Giampolo Osele, 2014) and “The Witch of the Woods” (Viviana Pucher & Michele Filippi, 2012). There are also sound works that create a harmony between matter and nature in which the visitor becomes not only a spectator but also an active part, such as “Violin” (Matteo Boato, 2012) and “The Sound Still” (Angelo Morandini, 2013).
All of them worth a reflection on the relationship between humans, nature and art.
In short, if you are curious, you only have to visit Ledro Land Art and to let emotion get the best of you. This art itinerary will give you great emotions!