From these premises, a brief overview of the copyright and the works that characterize the sculptor course of this year’s Val Gardena Biennale, can begin. The course is by Arnold Hanson (born in 1960 in Brixen; lives and works in St. Ulrich) opened with the sculpture of “toy from the Gardena Valley” in monumental size. The typical, carved by the Grodnern from the middle of the 18th century wooden doll, is taken up again by the sculptor and huge represented, retaining both the movable joints and realistic trains. For the concept of the artist, it is not important to invent new characters, but new to present existing forms in other ways. A repetition in different way, which is intended to represent an example of the changing course of events.
The two vertically mounted vehicles ape Piaggio of Wilma Kammerer (born in St. Lorenzen (BZ), where she lives and works) are inside with Cardinal Red Brocade lined, sit on wooden figurines, which simulate the drivers. By introducing the “luxury”version of this modest vehicle, the artist exaggerates the habit to fudge the motor and change the exhaust. This is so very ironical that comes the mechanical coupling this out has to do nothing more with the original vehicle. The APE Piaggio has doubled in the zeal that to adapt to stereotype of an always more functional and more significant vehicle. “The rising star” by Philipp Messner (born 1975 in St. Ulrich/Ortisei; lives and works in Munich), situated on the lawn in gardens, is part of a group of works from composite oxidized aluminium plates, take the simple, symbolic and archetypal forms, in this case the a star. How this for most of its production the case, wants to Messner about the image and its installation in the room to think, and the mechanisms of visual perception in the process of the deconstruction of two-dimensional and three-dimensional reconstruction challenge.