Calanca Biennale 2021

The concept of Calanca Biennale 2021 aims to present the valley through contemporary art. At the same time, Calanca Biennale raises an ecological message.

The Biennale consists of two parts. Around 220 artists from all over the world present graphic illustrations of “the crocodile” in an international contest. The contemporary artwork shows the Valley by its stone: the granite GNEISS.

The project by the architect Davide Macullo (1965) consists of 32 granite blocks from the stone quarry Alfredo Polti SA.

This work represents the tectonic plates that connect Europe to Africa and hold each other like a sandwich. In geological terms, this is called “crocodile jaw”.

The visual artist Adria Nabekle created and developed the project and is the curator.

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