Light Art March 2021

Light Art March 2021

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F/ART has collected the list of light-art exhibitions around the world during March month: contemporary artists use cold cathode lamps to create luminous artworks.

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ATTENTION: There may be variations due to new restrictions. We suggest to check opening time directly on the event website.

 

LIGHT ART IN ITALY

 

Bari – Puglia Arte Contemporanea. Daniela Corbascio

When: 10th September 2020 - 2nd May 2021

Where: Dipartimento Turismo, economia della cultura e valorizzazione del territorio, Fiera del Levante Pad. 107, Lungomare Starita, 70132 Bari (ITALY)
Price: free entry

Artists: Daniela Corbascio (with neon artwork “Reflex”), Dario Agrimi, Giovanni Albanese, Jessica Carroll, Giulio De Mitri, Angelo Filomeno, Raffaella Formenti, Iginio Iurilli, Perino&Vele, Massimo Ruiu, Sandy Skoglund

Focus: One of the distinctive traits of Daniela Corbascio's poetics is the use of neon light, sometimes superimposed on other support materials and which come from her personal repertoire of intimate experience as from symbols and images of collective memory. Reflex artwork, created for the Pino Pascali Foundation in 2010, has as its subject the frieze of the stone bas-relief that dominates the portal of the Church of Purgatory (or San Martino) located in the historic center of Polignano a Mare (BA, Italy). A row of repeated cross bones, skulls and an hourglass - images of time passing - are ancient iconography that redraws the artist in a contemporary way.

Exhibition: the exhibition brings together eleven artworks by eleven artists from Pino Pascali Foundation collection and who have exhibited at the museum. The dialogue between the works takes place within the nascent PACT, an ethereal path from glassy architecture and light that becomes a casket redesigning some areas: sculpture, nature elements and talismanic signs.


Reflex. Daniela Corbascio. Puglia Arte Contemporanea. Photo: Francesco Perla

 

Mantua (Italy) - Biennale Light Art

When: 26 September – 9 April 2021
Opening time: fro Wednesday to Friday - 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Casa del Mantegna e Tempio di San Sebastiano. Mantova
Price: free entry
Link: Biennale Light Art.it

Light Art Artists: Peter Assmann, Carlo Bernardini, Nicola Boccini, Davide Coltro, Paolo Conti, Giuliana Cunéaz, Davide Dall’Osso, Giulio De Mitri, Mario De Leo, Nicola Evangelisti, Elia Festa, Giovanna Fra, Silvia Guberti, Margareta Hesse, Oki Izumi, Marco Lodola, Fardy Maes, Federica Marangoni, Max Marra, Mary Mutt, Pietro Pirelli, Francesca Romano, Giuseppe Rosini, Donatella Schilirò, Paolo Scirpa
Black Light Artists: Mario Agrifoglio, Nino Alfieri, Carlo Bernardini, Leonilde Carabba, Giulio De Mitri, Nicola Evangelisti, Maria Cristiana Fioretti, Massimo Hachen, Federica Marangoni, Vincenzo Marsiglia, Yari Miele, Sebastiano Romano, Claudio Sek De L

Exhibition: The Biennale Light Art 2020 theme is 'In praise of light between deconstruction and reconstruction of spaces'. The aim is to establish a comparison between the works of the artists and the internal and external spaces of Casa del Mantegna and Temple of San Sebastiano by Leon Battista Alberti.

 
Artisti: Daniela Schilirò e Paolo Scirpa

 

Milan - New Times for Other Ideas / New Ideas for Other Times. Maurizio Nannucci

Where: CityLife Park, Piazza Elsa Morante, Milano

Link: Artline – Maurizio Nannucci

Artist: Maurizio Nannucci (Florence, 1939) lives in Italy and in southern Baden. He began his artistic activity in the mid-sixties working on the relationships between visual images and language through the use of numerous media including photography, video, installations, performance, experimentation with sound and theatre. Starting in 1967, Nannucci began to produce his first works made with neon, which constitute one of the most important nuclei of his production, in which aspects related to conceptual art intertwine with a more poetic and dialoguing dimension with the viewer. This type of work is created by the artist in close relationship with the architectural space, often built as large-format installations.

Artwork: : "New Times for Other Ideas / New Ideas for Other Times" is a double writing made with blue and red neon tubes, positioned on the facade of Pavilion 3, a building built in 1923 by architect Paolo Vietti Violi who remains the only surviving pavilion of the exhibition structure of the historic site of the Milan Fair. Following a scheme proposed several times by the artist, the viewer is faced with two almost mirror-like phrases that stimulate a new interpretation of the spatial context and invite us to reflect on the idea of new, on the passing of time and on the contaminations that these concepts generate. CityLife is a place where the urban and architectural interventions have been so radical that they have changed the skyline of the city and the daily life of the neighbourhood. Here the artist tries to stimulate a reflection on the influences that these changes have on our life and even on our way of thinking or conceiving the same reality. The installation is located right above a symbolic building, one of the few traces that remind us of the past and which also serves as a living testimony of the previous identity of that place.


Maurizio Nannucci, “New Times for Other Ideas _ New Ideas for Other Times”, 2020, courtesy ArtLine Milano. Photo: Alberto Fanelli

 

Turin – Interazioni. Linee di connessione tra Luce e Suono

When: 22 January - 13 March 2021
Time: from Tuesday to Saturday (3.30 pm – 8 pm) on appontment
Where: A PICK GALLERY, via Bernardino Galliari 15/C, Turin, Italy
Price: free
Link: https://apickgallery.com/

Exhibition: The exhibition, curated by Sara Liuzzi, offers the point of view of 4 artists, with different origins and ages, who based their artistic research on light.  Two of them, Javier Martin and Paolo Scirpa, use neon in their works. The exhibition reflects on the many expressive potentials and on the connection between light and sound. "Interazioni. Linee di connessione tra Luce e Suono" is accompanied by the original tracks created by the composer Ãle aka Alex Palmieri. The works immortalize an idea of light, of which we can observe the flow, between sculpture, neon and photography, in an environment articulated around the visitors, altering their perception.

Artists:

  • PAOLO SCIRPA (1934). Since the 1970s, his research has been oriented towards a dimension in which light and space become immaterial and spectacular protagonists. He creates the Ludoscopes, three-dimensional works that propose the fictitious depth perception, true virtual hyperspaces-light. Over the years he has created consumerist denunciation works, design interventions by inserting his luminous chasms in architecture and environments of great prestige.
  • JAVIER MARTIN (1985). Javier Martin is a multidisciplinary artist who bases his creative exploration on careful observation of the environment that surrounds him, identifying semiotic relationships that otherwise could go unnoticed in the eyes of the non-receptive observer. With this approach, he creates situations that invite reflection on the upcoming issues of today's world. For over ten years Javier has been developing one of his most iconic collections: Blindness. The eyes, classically associated with the reflection of human emotions, always hide behind a lively brushstroke or a dazzling neon light.

Quadro con neon di Javier Martin con neon rosa posizionato sopra agli occhi di una donna
Javier Martin, Blindness gemelas de luz 2, 2020, Collage su carta, acrilico, colore ad olio, neon, cm 100 x 100 x10

Tre ludoscopi di Paolo Scirpa. Forme quadrate con vetri, specchi e neon coorati
Paolo Scirpa, Ludoscopio 179, 2006 / Ludoscopio M9 bis, 2009 /   Ludoscopio L8, 2007 (Neon, specchi)

 

 

LIGHT ART IN POLAND

 

Warsaw (Poland) – Neon Muzeum

Where: Neon Muzeum – Building 55, Soho Factory, Ul. Mińska 25, Warsaw (Poland)

Opening time: weekends only

Link: Neon Muzeum 

Museum: The Neon Muzeum is dedicated to the documentation and the preservation of Cold War era neon signs and electro-graphic design. The permanent collection contains hundreds of dazzling neon. They have also initiated a campaign to protect the last important neon signs within their original urban environment.


© Copyright Neon Muzeum

 

 

LIGHT ART IN UNITED STATES

 

Glendale  – MONA (Museum of Neon Art). Proof Through The Night

Where: Museum of Neon Art, CA. Window
When: from 6 pm to midnight
Link: MONA

Exhibition: “Proof Through The Night” features three works that explore the symbolism of the American flag. The title for the exhibition quotes Francis Scott Key’s 1814 poem “Defence of Fort M'Henry,” which became the song “The Star Spangled Banner”. Proof Through The Night shares three distinct approaches to the flag and honors the range of experiences and perspectives that are woven into the symbolism of the American flag and experience.
Viewers will see a mixed media lightbox of an altered parade photograph by Kathie Foley-Meyer, a wheelchair emblazoned with a political bumper sticker, draped with a a flag and neon under fiberglass by William Shipman, and a hand painted flag on corrugated metal serves as the background for a swirl of neon light by Shion Svenson.

Artists:

  • Kathie Foley-Meyer is a mixed-media artist who works with text, photography, and a variety of materials, including glass, wood, and metal. Her work mines the personal and historical past, and is particularly interested in narratives that have disappeared from the public consciousness.
  • William Shipman served in the US military during the Vietnam War. His evocative sculptural forms consist of neon tubing draped in fiberglass. The figures bear a relationship to the human form, but also serve as a pupae of something mysterious and possibly menacing, yet to be born.
  • Shion Kobayashi Svenson painted a series of flags at the age of 4. At age 8 he collaborated with his father David Svenson and added neon shapes and text to a series of American flags. A third generation artist, Shion's art practice incorporates drawing, mixed media, and light sculpture. Currently, electricity is a guiding interest in his work.

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Las Vegas - The Neon Museum

Where: 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Link: https://www.neonmuseum.org/

Museum: The Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs.


© Copyright Neon Museum Las Vegas