The Art Park RespirArt
RespirArt is one of the highest art parks in the world. It is situated between 2,000 and 2,200 in Pampeago, Tesero in Val di Fiemme. Conceived in 2011 by the journalist and curator Beatrice Calamari and the artist Marco Nones (winner of the “Expo 2015 Fondazione Triulza” award), this art park is an exhibition of art installations shaped in the meadows and pastures in the dolomitic peaks of Latemar, an incredibly beautiful territory that Unesco declared World Natural Heritage Site.
Down the 3-km loop course, between Rifugio Monte Agnello and Rifugio Caserina, you can stare at works of contemporary art created by internationally-famous artists, like 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 they are devastated by heavy snowfalls. Some installations can be seen 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, workshops at Rifugio Monte Agnello of Pampeago dedicated to the meteorology (on Wednesdays morning) and to the gastronomy (on Thursdays afternoon).
In Pampeago you can also enjoy the prestigious naturalistic area called Latemarium that you reach by the chairlift Latemar – themed paths inspired to the Dolomites. RespirArt is in Latemar.Art area. You can reach the park more rapidly from Pampeago, by the chairlift Agnello, but also from Predazzo and Obereggen.
HOW TO GET AT RESPIRART: From the motorway Brennero A22, “Egna – Ora” exit then to Val di Fiemme. Once in Tesero, turn left to Pampeago. From the car park of Pampeago, the chairlift Agnello drives you to the Art Park, every day until September 10th (opening timetable: 8:30-13:00, 14:15-17:30). 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 Baita Caserina.
In the park there are two mountain huts where you can eat delicious typical dishes: Rifugio Monte Agnello (ph. +39 (0)462 815030) and Baita Caserina (mob. +39 339 2109400). For the hikers reaching the park by the chairlift, the first mountain hut is Rifugio Agnello. For the hikers reaching the park by foot, the first mountain hut is Baita Caserina.
GUIDED VISITS: On Saturdays, guided hikes to RespirArt from Obereggen and from Rifugio Zischg of Pampeago (this mountain hut can be reached by the chairlift Latemar). Please book within Fridays at 21:30. email@example.com – ph. +39 342 9238913.
The RespirArt Day with Maria Concetta Mattei
On Saturday 29th July, at 9.30, touring party to admire the masterpieces of the 9th Contemporary Art Event in Nature RespirArt 2017
In the RespirArt Park, throughout July 2017, 5 new art installations will join the 16 ones that already decorate the course. The guest artists of the Contemporary Art Event in Nature RespirArt 2017 are: Cosimo Allera (from Reggio Calabria), Piergiorgio Doliana (from Tesero), Simone Carole Levy (from Switzerland), Reinhard Mader (from Germany) and Federico Seppi (from Trento).
The masterpieces will be inaugurated by Maria Concetta Mattei, anchorwoman of the Italian newscast Tg2 and art-in-nature enthusiastic, on Saturday 29th July from 9:30 to 12:30, during the touring party RespirArt Day.
The meeting point is at 9:30 in front of Rifugio Agnello. You will walk with the guides and the artists to unveil the new masterpieces. At the end of the walk, tasting of the delicious wines Eugenio Rosi, around midday. The chairlift ride, th guided visit and the wine tasting at the RespirArt Day are all free of charge but you need to book. Please call +39 335 1001938 (by Thursday July 27th) to book.
Concerts and shows at RespirArt
The core of the park is the Theatre of Latemar, created by Marco Nones in front of Baita Caserina, where the audience take their seat on cubes made of larch among the bushes of rhododendron and blueberries.
The concerts on Thursday and the Sunday show start at 14.30. In case of bad weather, the concerts will be performed at the tavern of Sport Hotel di Pampeago at 15:30.
Thursday 20th July: EVA EMINGEROVA GEORGE GERSHWIN QUARTET IN CONCERT, the jazz singer, together with her quartet, will perform jazz, Dixieland, swing and modern compositions.
Thursday 3rd August: MIOSWING CONCERT, author tracks by the Italian and international repertoire performed in a swing style.
Thursday 17th August: CARLOS GARDEL TRIO IN CONCERT, the band is composed of a clarinet, accordion and double bass. Come and rediscover the charm of the popular music and the Argentinian tango.
Thursday 24th August: GIANLUCA CAMPI IN CONCERT, THE CHAMPION AT ALPE. Concert by the accordion world-champion.
Thursday 7th September: YOUTOO BRASS QUINTET IN CONCERT, a quintet of brass instruments. Classic and Baroque music, jazz and blues, soundtracks and pop music.
Sunday, August 27: “Punta Emma”, theatrical performance, with Andrea Brunello, dedicated to Toni Gross, sculptor, teacher, strong climber, alpine guide. Directed by Mario Vanzo.