The Art Park RespirArt
RespirArt is one of the highest art parks in the world. It is situated between 2.000 and 2.200 meters in Pampeago – Tesero, in Val di Fiemme. Conceived in 2011 by the journalist and art curator Beatrice Calamari and the artist Marco Nones (winner of the “Expo 2015 Fondazione Triulza” award), this park is an exhibition of art installations located in the meadows and pastures in the dolomitic peaks of Latemar, declared by UNESCO a Natural World Heritage Site.
Along the round route of 3 km, between Rifugio Monte Agnello and Chalet Caserina, there are some contemporary art pieces created by worldwide-known artists, such as the Japanese elite artist Hidetoshi Nagasawa.
The Park is continuously evolving. Every year, new installations join the old ones which let the climate mould them freely, sometimes devastated by heavy snowfalls. Some installations can be seen even in the wintertime from the ski slope Agnello of Ski Center Latemar.
Here, kids have fun by playing with wood toys inspired by the art installations, like the cordless phone, the labyrinth, the sounding rope and the coloured windows overlooking Latemar. Moreover, there are workshops at Rifugio Monte Agnello of Pampeago dedicated to meteorology (on Wednesdays morning) and to gastronomy (on Thursdays afternoon). In the park RespirArt take place also concerts, exhibitions and theatrical excursions, such as the spectacular tale “Don’t call me… Krampus”, every Friday morning, or “Om Selvadech’s puppies grow at the Dai Venti mountain hut”, on Tuesdays in the morning.
In Pampeago you can also enjoy the prestigious naturalistic area with themed paths inspired to the Dolomites, the Latemarium (reachable by the Latemar chairlift). RespirArt is in the Latemar.Art area. The fastest way to reach the park is from Pampeago, by the chairlift Agnello, but also from Predazzo and Obereggen.
RESPIRART SUPPORTERS: RespirArt is supported by the ski lifts company Itap of Pampeago, together with the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme, Val di Fiemme Tourist Board, Trentino Marketing and the factory La Sportiva of Ziano, world leader in the production of climbing shoes, mountain boots and sportswear. A big support comes also from the friends’ hotels of RespirArt: the Beauty & Vital Hotel Maria of Carano, Hotel Olimpionico in Castello di Fiemme, the Park Hotel Azalea in Cavalese, Hotel La Roccia of Cavalese, Hotel Shandranj in Stava di Tesero and Hotel Scoiattolo of Pampeago.
Collaborating are also Eugenio Del Pero, a local photographer from Cavalese, and Giuseppe Zorzi, mayor of Panchià.
HOW TO REACH RESPIRART: From the highway Brennero A22, take the exit “Egna – Ora” and drive towards Val di Fiemme. Once in Tesero, turn left to Pampeago. From the car parking in Pampeago, the chairlift Agnello (opening times: 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. until September 9th) takes you to the Art Park. The chairlift ride is free of charge for all the FiemmE-motion Guest Card holders.
If you want to walk to RespirArt, you can park in front of the chairlift station La Tresca of Pampeago, then take the path no. 514 towards Chalet Caserina.
In the park there are two mountain huts where you can eat delicious typical dishes: Rifugio Monte Agnello (ph. +39 0462 815030) and Chalet Caserina (mob. +39 342 1019098). For the hikers reaching the park by chairlift, the first mountain hut is Rifugio Agnello, while for the hikers reaching the park by foot, the first mountain hut is Chalet Caserina.
The RespirArt Day with Maria Concetta Mattei
On Saturday 28th July, at 9.30 a.m., touring party to admire the masterpieces of the 10th Art Event in Nature RespirArt 2018
In July in the RespirArt park, 3 new art installations will be placed in addition to the 19 already there. The artists invited to the 10th Art Event in Nature RespirArt 2018 are: Duilio Forte (Italian-Swedish artist), Mariano Vasselai (from Panchià, Trento) and Elio Vanzo (from Cavalese, Trento).
The masterpieces will be inaugurated by Maria Concetta Mattei, newscaster of Tg2 and nature art lover, on Saturday July 28th from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., during the touring party RespirArt Day.
The meeting point is in front of the Rifugio Agnello at 9.30 a.m. and there will be a guided visit to discover the new installations, together with the artists. The event will conclude with an aperitif at Chalet Caserina at noon. The chairlift ride, the guided visit and the aperitif are free of charge, with compulsory booking calling +39 335 1001938 (by June 27th).
Events at RespirArt
The heart of the park is the Theatre of Latemar, created by Marco Nones in front of Chalet Caserina, where the audience take their seat on cubes made of larch among the bushes of rhododendron and blueberries.
All the concerts start at 2:30 p.m.; in case of bad weather, the concerts will take place at the tavern of Sport Hotel in Pampeago at 3:30 p.m.
Webnesday July 18th, 2.30 p.m.: CONCERT by Eva Emingerova with the George Gershwin Quartet, performing jazz and swing.
Saturday July 28th, 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.: RESPIRART DAY, touring party with the 10th edition’s artists.
Thursday August 9th, 2.30 p.m.: CONCERT by the Carlos Gardel Trio, legends of the Dolomites for the popular music of the Trentino region.
Thursday August 16th, 2.30 p.m.: CONCERT by the accordion world-champion Gianluca Campi.
Thursday August 30th, 2.30 p.m.: CONCERT by the Waldner Quartet: a recorder, a violin, a viola and a cello surrounded by the Dolomites.
Saturday September 1st, 2.30 p.m.: THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE Punta Emma by Mario Vanzo, with Andrea Brunello and the choir Demò Ousc.
Thursday September 6th, 2.30 p.m.: CONCERT Mioswing, International swing travel, songs coming from the Marche region.