Biennale Bregaglia – Nossa Dona & Lan Müraia
July 5 – September 27, 2020
In recent years, Bregaglia Valley distinguished itself as a venue for contemporary art. Since its foundation in 2012, the association Progetti d'arte in Val Bregaglia has been committed to the promotion and realisation of exhibitions, projects and events of contemporary art in Bregaglia: in 2018 we saw Arte Castasegna, in 2017 Arte Albigna, in 2015 and 2013 Video Arte Castelmur and in 2010 - 2013 Arte Hotel Bregaglia.
The new art event will be called BIENNALE BREGAGLIA and will take place in 2020 at the Porta around the church of Nossa Dona and the Lan Müraia dam. At this historical site – the centre of the Bregaglia valley – various important archaeological, architectural, linguistic, climatic and cultural-historical strands come together, reaching far into the past, but also including current and future themes.
For the art event BIENNALE BREGAGLIA 2020, the artistic director Luciano Fasciati and the two art historians Francine Andrea Bernasconi and Sarah Wiesendanger have invited renowned Swiss artists to perform and exhibit on the perimeter of the three-level rock bolt of Nossa Dona and the Lan Müraia dam.
With the works conceived for the BIENNALE BREGAGLIA 2020, the invited artists refer to the particularity of this place. Artists will be selected whose works are characterised by a proximity to the essential theme of human existence and its reflection in history, nature, landscape, science and language. The aim of the exhibition is a multi-layered dialogue. The potential of the site is exploited without overforming or overstretching it.
The municipality of Bregaglia today supports the BIENNALE BREGAGLIA 2020/2022/2024 financially even more than the previous exhibitions by means of a service level agreement. A working group has been formed in the Bregaglia Valley, which has been actively supporting the Progetti d'arte association in Val Bregaglia for two years. The association can also rely on the help of numerous volunteers.
Package "Biennale Bregaglia"
Detailed information and registration at: www.biennale-bregaglia.ch; admissions vary; day pass CHF 25; all events of the BIENNALE BREGAGLIA require a registration.
Guided art walks for groups
The artistic interventions are explained in detail and contexts are shown on walks guided by experts. Good footwear (hiking boots) is recommended for walking on the site! For groups of max. 20 persons: CHF 250 (including 2 exhibition guides at CHF/Euro 5 each).