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Luci d’Artista (Artist’s Lights)

Artist’s Lights event dates:
Turin: Oct 27, 2023 to Jan 14, 2024

Salerno: Nov 24, 2023 to Jan 21, 2024

Illuminating Artistry Across Italy
Every year, “Luci d’Artista” (Artist’s Lights) transforms the urban landscapes of Turin and Salerno into a vibrant canvas that captivates art aficionados and visitors worldwide. This esteemed contemporary art exhibition showcases an array of light installations by emerging and established artists, turning these cities into beacons of culture and innovation.

Turin’s Luminous Legacy
In Turin, the spectacle continues with nineteen spellbinding light art installations that celebrate the medium’s versatility. The event perennially adds new masterpieces, and this edition is no exception. Alfredo Jaar, a renowned Chilean artist, architect, and filmmaker, presents his thought-provoking piece “Culture=Capital”. Meanwhile, Vanessa Safavi, an artist with roots in Lausanne, now working in Basel and Berlin, delves into cultural motifs with “Ice Cream Light”. Displayed in Piazza Bodoni, her work whimsically arranges fifty ice cream cone sculptures, symbolizing Turin’s gastronomic heritage.

Salerno’s Enchanted Evenings
Salerno’s edition of “Artist’s Lights” is nothing short of a visual feast, with artworks that meander through the city’s thoroughfares and piazzas, captivating all who wander through. This year, the exhibition is structured around four thematic pillars: Myth, Dream, Time, and Christmas. An innovative Smartphone app brings these themes to life, narrating enchanting tales that guide visitors through the installations, enriching the experience with a touch of digital storytelling.

A Mesmerizing March Through Seasons and Seas
At Artist’s Lights visitors are invited on a picturesque promenade adorned with cherry blossoms and vibrant asters, symbolizing the triumph of spring, coupled with the allure of the ocean’s depths. Salerno, a city steeped in history, art, and culinary delights, offers a cornucopia of shopping experiences. The event heralds a cultural rebirth, embodying a message of hope for Southern Italy’s future and the country at large.

by Nicoletta Paganucci

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