The appointment with the month of contemporary arts, ContemporaryArt Torino+Piemonte – Autumn Special, is back again this year but in different and innovative ways. The thirteenth edition of the exhibition, in fact, given the current health emergency, will take place in full compliance with the anti Covid-19 regulations and, considering the prescriptions of the latest DPCM, the initiatives may be subject to changes and updates. The calendar brings together art, exhibitions, lighting, music, theatre, dance and cinema that the promoters will carry out in complete safety.
The exhibition, which has always been an example of synergy, has over time generated a true contemporary art system and, even in this particular year, it will continue to be a reference point for international contemporaneity and a distinctive feature of the City and Region. ContemporaryArt Torino+Piemonte – Special Autumn 2020 confirms the consolidated appointments such as LUCI D’ARTISTA, ARTISSIMA, PARATISSIMA, FLASHBACK, C0C – CLUB TO CLUB 2020, TORINO FILM FESTIVAL. Some of these will experiment with new ways of enjoying them.
From 30th October to 10th January 2021 Luci d’Artista returns to its XXIII edition. The exhibition – a project of the City of Turin, born in 1998 – as an exhibition of contemporary art installations made with light en plein air in the urban space and, since 2018, it has been enriched by an educational-cultural path that promotes the meeting between the public and the works. Every year the Lights are placed in significant places in the urban area with the aim of enhancing them and creating expectation and curiosity. Their easy accessibility and fruition, together with the qualitative improvement they bring to the urban landscape, has made the open-air exhibition a cultural event symbol of the city appreciated in Italy and abroad. The exhibition offers a special itinerary that will allow the public to grasp the different poetic visions expressed by the works of artists who share the same attraction for light. In this edition it will be possible to admire 26 works (including temporary and permanent installations) of which 14 in the city centre and 12 in the other Circumscriptions.
LIST OF ARTISTS’ LIGHTS CITY CENTRE 1. Cosmometrie – Mario AIRÒ – piazza Carignano 2. Flying Carpet – Daniel BUREN – Town Hall Square 3. Kingdom of flowers: cosmic nest of all souls – Nicola DE MARIA – Piazza Carlina – Permanent work in experimental way 4. Giardino Barocco Verticale – Richi FERRERO – via Alfieri 6 – Palazzo Valperga Galleani – the Number 6 – Permanent private opera 5. The energy that unites expands into the blue – Marco GASTINI – Umberto I Gallery – Permanent work 6. Planetarium – Carmelo GIAMMELLO – via Roma 7. Migrations (Climate Change) – Piero GILARDI – San Federico Gallery 8. Culture=Capital – Alfredo JAAR – Piazza Carlo Alberto – Permanent Opera 9. Double passageway (Turin) – Joseph KOSUTH – Vittorio Emanuele I Bridge – Permanent work 10. Luì e l’arte di andare nel bosco – Luigi MAINOLFI – via Carlo Alberto 11. The flight of numbers – Mario MERZ – Mole Antonelliana – Permanent Opera 12. Solar Wind – Luigi NERVO – piazzetta Mollino 13. Palomar – Giulio PAOLINI – via Po 14. We – Luigi STOISA – via Garibaldi
WARDS: FROM 2 TO 8 1. Ice Cream Light – Vanessa SAFAVI – Piazza Livio Bianco(District 2) 2. Flight on… – Francesco CASORATI – pedestrian area of via Di Nanni (Circoscrizione 3) 3. My noon – Tobias REHBERGER – new location – Borgata Lesna – courtyard of the Istituto Comprensivo King-Mila, via Germonio 12 (Circoscrizione 3) 4. Illuminated Benches – Jeppe HEIN – Piazza Risorgimento – Permanent experimental work (District 4) 5. Love makes no noise – Luca PANNOLI – piazza Eugenio Montale (Circoscrizione 5) 6. Christmas sails – Vasco ARE – piazza Foroni, local market area (Circoscrizione 6) 7. Loving differences – Michelangelo PISTOLETTO – Piazza della Repubblica – Permanent Opera (Circoscrizione 7) 8. Little Blue Spirits – Rebecca HORN – Mount of the Capuchins – Permanent Opera (Circumscription 8) 9. Once again – Valerio BERRUTI – via Monferrato (Circoscrizione 8) 10. Concerto di Parole – Mario MOLINARI – new installation – near the Regina Margherita Hospital – piazza Polonia, at the exit of the subway of corso Spezia (Circoscrizione 8) 11. Luce Fontana Ruota – Gilberto ZORIO – Laghetto Italia ’61 – Permanent work (Circoscrizione 8) 12. L’albero del PAV – Piero GILARDI – Via Giordano Bruno, 31 (Circoscrizione 8)
PHOTO CREDIT Cover: Daniel Buren “Tappeto volante” – Luci d’Artista – photo by Alberto Ramella 1st picture: MEF Museo Ettore Fico 2nd picture: Fondazione Merz 3rd picture: MAU Museo d’Arte Urbana 4th picture: Marco Gastin “L’energia che unisce si espande nel blu” – Luci d’Artista – photo by Max Chicco