Symposium 2024

International Marble Symposium South Tyrol/Italy 2024

Participating artists

Artists from all over the world were invited in an international competition. Between sculptors and skaters, a total of 58 applications were received from artists from 21 countries and 4 continents.

The following 8 artists were selected from the applications:

“Looking forward to the symposium – the photo shows the organisation team after the presentation of the selected artists by the curator trio.”

Vinschgau is the name of a mountain valley in South Tyrol, the northernmost province of Italy in the Alps, bordering on North Tyrol (Austria) and Switzerland (Grisons). In the summer of 2024 (as well as 2026), the communities of Laas and Schlanders will host an international, interdisciplinary sculpture project lasting three weeks entitled “Vinschgau crystalline”.

The special and unifying feature of these places is their world-famous marble. It is quarried underground in two quarries at an altitude of 1,570 m and 2,200 m in the Stilfser Joch National Park. This unique marble is characterised by its fine, crystalline texture and resistance. The first works made from the marble in this region date back to Roman times. The first industrial quarrying began as early as the 19th century.

Impressions of the underground marble quarry (3:11 min)


Municipalities of Laas and Schlanders (BZ), South Tyrol, Italy. The autonomous province of South Tyrol is the northernmost province of Italy. It borders North and East Tyrol and to a small extent Salzburg (Austria) to the north and east, and the canton of Grisons (Switzerland) to the west. Vinschgau belongs to the German language and culture area. The provincial capital is Bozen.

Municipality Schlanders

Municipality Laas


The municipalities of Laas (BZ) and Schlanders (BZ)


13 July to 4 August 2024


TOBEL, Mary Zischg and Ernst-Ludwig Kolt

Contact Project Manager: 

Karin Meister

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