50x50x50 Open spaces


8 June – 8 September 2019


Artistic director: Hartwig Thaler



This year, for the fifth time, the large 50x50x50 overview exhibition will be held in the Franzensfeste fortress. Under the title FREIRÄUME-OPEN SPACES the exhibition shows works by more than 50 contemporary artists who are particularly associated with South Tyrol. Whether born here, living here or abroad, or newcomers, as artists with professional standards and a wide range of exhibition activities, they represent what distinguishes a lively artistic life in and outside of South Tyrol today: To claim freedom of thought and action and to fill it with new, refreshing horizons.

The participating artists are:
Mariana Acuña, Leonhard Angerer, Sylvia Barbolini, born to kill (AliPaloma, Julian Angerer, Martin Fritz, Anna Heiss, Nora Pider), Moritz Brunner, Peter Burchia, Peter Chiusole, Monika Costabiei, Markus Damini, Erich Dapunt, Josefh Delleg, Stefan Fabi, Fazekas Fanni BOH_ART, Stefano Favaretto, Karolina Gacke, Astrid Gamper, Markus Gasser, Dario Grigolato, Sonya Hofer, Peter|||KOMPRIPIOTR|||Holzknecht, Ursula Huber, Heinz Innerhofer & Christina Auer, Franz Irsara, Harald Kastlunger, Markus Keim – Beate Hecher, Adama Keita, Markus Kiniger, Lars Klauser, Arthur Kostner, Matthäus Kostner, Kyra Leimegger, Ivo Mahlknecht, Mandarina Muttertier, Massimo Nalin, Verena Oberhollenzer, Margit Pittschieler, Edith Plattner, Hans Peter Ploner, Petra Polli, Andrea Pozza, Martin Pöll, Gregor Prugger, Leonora Amalia Prugger, Christiane Raich, Abbas Asadi Reza, Susanne Rieper, Orlando Rojas Gutiérrez, Thaddäus Salcher, Hubert Scheibe, Matthias Schönweger, Flavio Senoner, Johanna Senoner, Sergio Sommavilla, Maria Stockner, Martina Stuffer Tarhan, Georg Tappeiner, Tobias Tavella, Hartwig Thaler, Gala Vague, Peter Verwunderlich, Alexander Wierer & Vakhtang Sikharulidze, Francesca Witzmann.

From the 8th of June to the 8th of September, the art show curated by Hartwig Thaler will occupy the interiors and exteriors of the fortress grounds and transform them into a festival of the arts. A supporting programme with performances from dance, literature and music will accompany the exhibition throughout the summer.

The exhibition 50x50x50 FREIRIRÄUME-OPEN SPACES, supported by the Landemuseum Festung Franzensfeste and the OPPIDUM association, was opened on Saturday, June 8th from 10.30 a.m. in the presence of Angelika Fleckinger, managing director of the South Tyrolean Provincial Museums, the mayor of Franzensfeste and president of the OPPIDUM association Thomas Klapfer, the artistic director Hartwig Thaler, many of the exhibiting artists and numerous interested people.


The supporting programme to the exhibition:

21st of July, 5 p.m.
Alba – Vom Schatten ins Licht
Performance with children and young people from the Community Dance Academy

26th of July, 8.30 p.m.
Concert for violin and piano in collaboration with AlpenClassica Festival

17th of August, 8 p.m.
space is only noise
Soundperformance by Tobias Tavella

7th of September, 8 p.m.
La casa fuori
Literature evening of the compagnia delle poete under the direction of Grazia Negro of Frahlingur LINGUAFRANCA