The Dolomiti Contemporanee was founded in 2011 shortly after UNESCO declared the Dolomites a World heritage site. It works within the mountain areas and considers them from both a physical and cultural point of view.

Through art and its critical approach Dolomiti Contemporanee aims to provide a new interpretation to those marvelous landscapes which would otherwise risk being considered from only a touristic point of view.

Initially the Dolomiti Contemporanee was a touring project of art that gives attention to old abandoned industrial buildings and fills them with new life, through residency, exhibitions and joint-project with museums and galleries. The sites were temporarily occupied for 3 months and, after a rise in community interest in the event, re-used.

The power of the project is due to the strong network of partnerships that so far counts over a hundred of private and public partners that contribute in different ways to the project.

The residency of the artists usually takes place during the summer(details of past activities can be found on the website). The artists in residence work with the partners who provide materials or support the process of creation of the art works through their assistance and professional skills. We call this osmotic relationship “cultural productivity”.

The exhibition activity, which takes place at the end of the residency, gives new life to the venue not only from the cultural point of view but also from the economic perspective.

In this way art shows its important social impact and the ability of giving impulse to the economy.

Art is useful. Art helps economy.


May 16, 2022

   Dolomiti Contemporanee takes part in the Nouveau Grand Tour program, a cultural project stemmed from the Quirinal Treaty, signed by Presidents Macron and Draghi in November 2021. The pact aims to strengthen relations between Italy and France in several areas, in a
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June 28, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021, 7 pm – lecture: art and international residencies in the alpine territory on thursday, July 1, 2021, dolomiti contemporanee will take part in a series of lectures organized by the städelschule in frankfurt. the städelschule lectures, summer
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June 20, 2017

On Monday, June the 19th 2017, Deborah Serracchiani, president of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, came here, in the Vajont area. She first visited the dam, together with the mayors, the vice president Bolzonello, and the people in charge of the enel plant. After the dam, the
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dc 2015 video