RS kaltern galerie gefaengnis le carceri
RS kaltern galerie gefaengnis le carceri

“Gefängnis Le Carceri” Gallery

Since 2005, this gallery has been presenting art in the historic rooms of the former Caldaro County Court prison

In Caldaro there's a historic building, which once was used as prison of the Caldaro County Court. Previously, the castle of the Lords of Rottenburg stood in this place - the dynasty which gave its name to the eponymous square in front of it. In the 17th century, the decayed castle was replaced by Claudia de' Medici, Regent of the Austrian County of Tyrol, by the Caldaro County Court.

Those "vecchie carceri" (old prisons), how they were called in Italian, remained in function until the Seventies. Since the end of the 20th century the historic building, in the meantime owned by the Province of Bolzano, has been housing the social support services. Its greater parts, however, that's to say the cell block and the premises dating back to the Baroque period of the 17th and 18th century, were restored in exemplary manner and have been diverted to cultural purposes. The dimensions of the old rooms full of nooks and crannies with the barred windows are still original, whereas the wooden floors and parts of the stairway structure were replaced.

And right here, since 2005 the art gallery known as "Gefängnis Le Carceri", the German and Italian words for prison, has been located. It offers a very special atmosphere for artists and visitors alike. Every year several exhibitions of contemporary art take place, where two artists - one of them coming from South Tyrol - enter into dialogue. And how to reach the art gallery? It can be found between the Piazza del Mercato (Market Square) and the Piazza Rottenburg squares in Caldaro village (Kaltern Dorf). The latter offers a bus stop as well as parking possibilities.

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Opening times

  • Sat 24 Feb closed
  • Sun 25 Feb closed
  • Mon 26 Feb closed
  • Tue 27 Feb closed
  • Wed 28 Feb closed
  • Thu 29 Feb closed
  • Fri 01 Mar closed

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Full timetables
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1st exhibition: Patrick Roman Scherer & Elisa Alberti (12/04/2024 - 11/05/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00

Setup for the next exhibition 2024 (12/05/2024 - 23/05/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

2nd exhibition: Gianmarco Tielli & Marlies Baumgartner (24/05/2024 - 22/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:30 - 12:00

Setup for the next exhibition 2024 (23/06/2024 - 11/07/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

3rd exhibition: Philipp Reuver & Alexander Wierer (12/07/2024 - 15/08/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00 19:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00

Setup for the next exhibition 2024 (16/08/2024 - 29/08/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

4th exhibition: Lee Nevo & Karin Ferrari (30/08/2024 - 03/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Wed 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Thu 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Fri 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sat 10:30 - 12:00 17:00 - 19:00
  • Sun 10:30 - 12:00

Admission

free admission

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There are four exhibitions every year at the Gefängnis Le Carceri Gallery:

1st exhibition (April 12 - May 11, 2024): Patrick Roman Scherer (Austria) | Elisa Alberti (South Tyrol)
2nd exhibition (May 24 - June 22, 2024): Gianmarco Tielli (Italy)| Marlies Baumgartner (South Tyrol)
3rd exhibition (July 12 - Aug 15, 2024): Philipp Reuver (Germany)| Alexander Wierer (South Tyrol)
4th exhibition (Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2024): Lee Nevo (Israel/Poland)| Karin Ferrari (South Tyrol)

Closed during the setup for the next exhibition. Inauguration the day before.

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