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On show until January 10th, 2021, Luci d'Artista 2020-2021 includes a total of 26 works: twenty-six different poetic visions by contemporary artists attracted to light, an immaterial element with an enormous potential.

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Since 1998, the art festival Luci d'Artista transforms the city of Turin into an open-air exhibition of light installations created by the major contemporary artists all around the world. The main intent was to bring art out of institutional spaces: a cultural event offering citizens and tourists unique artistic scenarios.

As usual, the Lights are placed in different spots, enriching the historical center and other districts of the city. Alongside the works of historicized artists, such as Cosmometrie by Mario Airò, Flying Carpet by Daniel Buren, L'energia che unisce si espande nel blu, the permanent work by Marco Gastini located in Galleria Umberto I, Migrazioni (Climate Change) by Piero Gilardi, Cultura=Capitale by Alfredo Jaar, Il volo dei numeri by Mario Merz, Doppio passaggio (Turin) by Joseph Kosuth and Palomar by Giulio Paolini, new works will be displayed. Among these, some featured artists are Mario Molinari, Jeppe Hein, Nicola De Maria and Tobias Rehberger. A new artistic lighting will highlight the Monument 1706 by Luigi Nervo and Amare le differenze by Michelangelo Pistoletto will be exhibited in Piazza della Repubblica after a recent restoration.


Rebecca Horno, Piccoli Spiriti Blu ©contemporarypiemonte.it


In 2018, Luci d'Artista also introduced a Public Program that aims at creating an active participation both of public and private realities working on the territory such as schools, associations and institutions. This year Public Program is called Nuovi Equilibri (New Balances) and it is promoted by the City of Turin in cooperation with the Fondazione Teatro Regio Torino, the Education Department of GAM, the Educational and Training Activities of the PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Fondazione Merz and Castello di Rivoli. Unfortunately, due to security measures and, this years’ activities will necessary carried out digitally.


Luca Pannoli, L’amore non fa rumore @contemporaryarttorino


Cover image: Daniel Buren, Tappeto volante (Flying Carpet).

Written by Giulia Cami

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