The art and culture gallery at 2,778 meters above sea level focuses on the mountains and presents the calendar of the upcoming exhibitions,
from December 2019 to October 2020
From the North Pole to the Dolomites and up to the K2, a structured sequence unfolds from one exhibition to the other.
In the midst of an exceptional landscape at an altitude of 2,778 meters, during the coming months it will be possible to discover what is occurring around and on the mountains. For the mountains are a cultural archetype, but above all a natural, valuable outpost due to their biodiversity, which has become fragile by cause of climate change.
About a year ago, after 1500 miles travelled in 18 days of navigation, the PolarQuest expedition ended.
A record-breaking trip that will be narrated in images at Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti with a series of “extreme” shots taken by PolarQuest in the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth to examine the consequences of pollution and raise awareness of what is happening on a global scale.
For the first time ever, the expedition team sampled micro-plastic particles and measured cosmic rays penetrating into the edge of the sea ice pack at the record-latitude 82° 07' North.
The exhibition curated by PolarQuest2018 and CRS4 CRS4 - Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia.
Project and design of the exhibition: Emanuela Falqui (CRS4)
Materials, technologies, applications never tried out before, high-tech solutions: the mountain is bustling with activity, because Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti is a perfect laboratory for testing new ideas.
The Winning Ideas Mountain Awards showcase the current state of technology, design, and communications related to the mountains. The highlands are at the forefront, and have a key role in any further development.
The prize will be awarded for creativity and innovation in the mountains and is divided into four categories:
• Mountain clothing and mountain equipment
• Mountain tourism and sustainability
• Digital Innovation & Apps
• Mountain short films
The nominees are selected by industry experts, journalists and communications professionals and will be judged by a jury for each category, a jury composed of knowledgeable people.
The exhibition of the awarded Winning Ideas will take place in February and will be open to the public in February and March.
The photographer's gaze deconstructs and reconstructs, tells reality, sheds light on our relationship to the world. This is the "mission" assigned to photographers selected to participate in the Lagazuoi Photo Award with their works dedicated to the Dolomites.
The project co-ordinator is Denis Curti, director of the Milan gallery Still and the monthly magazine Il Fotografo, art director of numerous projects and consultant for the principal photography festivals and photo events.
The jury will be composed of prominent figures: Nathalie Herschdorfer, Andréa Holzherr, Susanna Tamaro, Mario Calabresi, Stefano Illing and Curti himself.
On January 16th 2020, the photo contest Lagazuoi Photo Award will be officially presented in the Milan Still gallery. The photos will be exhibited from May to August at the Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti.
The exhibition tells the story of the Italian and Pakistani expedition, which in 2014 paid tribute to the Italian first ascent of the K2, sixty years after the venture.
A special tribute to a member of Cortina's famous climbing guild "Scoiattoli" (Squirrel), Lino Lacedelli, who, after the K2 adventure in 1954, became one of the founding members of the Lagazuoi company.
Two different ways to to describe a common "obsession", tK2.
The Sky journalist Daniele Moretti and the photographer Matteo Zanga undertook an expedition to K2 and returned home with a footage of very great interest.
In addition, SkyTg24 has produced a 46-minute short film, "K2 - Un urlo dalla vetta" (Cheers from the summit), documenting an expedition undertaken in 2014, when, for the first time ever, 8 Pakistani men attempted the summit.
And with them, only two Italian mountaineers to give support: the mountain guide Michael Cucchi and the several-times-champion of speed skiing Simone Origone The shots at high altitude of the last few days were realized by Daniele Nardi, the mountaineer who died in 2019 on the Nanga Parbat.
The photo gallery and the documentary are extraordinary records made available to the public by Lagazuoi Expo Dolomiti.