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Luci d’Artista (Artist’s Lights)

Luci d’Artista (Artist’s Lights), has become a very well-acclaimed contemporary art exhibition both nationally and internationally. Taking place in Turin and Salerno. It will surely attract a large number of visitors, as new and upcoming artists from all over the world will present their installations which will light up streets, squares, and spaces of these 2 geographically and culturally opposite cities.

Turin will host nineteen installations of public art dedicated to light and its variations. As every year, the collection is enriched with new works; this year will host the light artwork Culture=Capital by Alfredo Jaar, the Chilean artist, architect, and director, and Ice Cream Light by Vanessa Safavi, an artist from Lausanne who lives and works in Basil and Berlin. Her art focuses on cultural stereotypes, and it is from a typical Turin cliché – ice cream – which develops the idea of her artwork. Installed in Piazza Bodoni, Ice-Cream Light groups fifty ice cream cones that reproduce the insignias of many ice cream shops in Turin.

Artist’s Light in Salerno is also a spectacular exhibition of artwork lights and colors along the streets and squares of the city, and it will enchant visitors. This year the exhibition identifies four main themes which created four conceptually different works: Myth, Dream, Time, and Christmas. Through storytelling, the visitor is taken in a dreamlike atmosphere; the stories are narrated from a Smartphone app, which guides the user through the installations thanks to the narrative voice of the key figures of the four themes.

The visitor will live a memorable walk through cherry blossoms and colorful asters, the triumph of Spring, and the charm of the deep sea. A fantastic journey that will make you discover or rediscover Salerno – a city rich in history, art, culinary excellence, and thousands of opportunities for shopping, as the event intends to be the start of a new Renaissance, and a message of hope for the future of the South of Italy and of Italy more in general.

by Nicoletta Paganucci

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