Incontro Illuminante

Friday 22 February 2019
at Hotel NH Collection Torino, piazza Carlina 5.30 p.m.

With the project Incontri Illuminanti con l’arte contemporanea (Enlightening encounters with contemporary art), linked to the 21st edition of Luci d’Artista and realized by the City of Turin in collaboration with the Education Department of GAM-Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, PAV – Parco Arte Vivente / Centro sperimentale d’arte contemporanea and Fondazione Teatro Regio Torino, the aim is to investigate the theme of how light – an element of architectural and perceptive construction – contributes to the regeneration of urban public spaces, actively involving citizens as well.

The appointment on 22 February, organised by the City of Turin with the independent network NESXT, will involve operators, curators and artists who design creative interventions using light (and darkness) as an element to reinterpret and regenerate urban spaces, as well as citizens.
Present will be: Nicola De Maria, author of the work “Regno dei fiori: Nido cosmico di tutte le anime” (Kingdom of flowers: Cosmic nest of all souls), the scenotechnical engineer Silvano Cova(Turin), designer and work director for the setting up of the ‘Luci d’Artista’ works managed by the Teatro Regio of Turin; Francesca Comisso and Luisa Perlo (a. titolo – Turin), the organisation that curates and produces art projects in public space and site-specific interventions; Simona da Pozzo (Borderlight, Milan), a collective whose field of action is the relationship between art, sociality and public space; Marco Trulli and Pasquale Altieri (from Cantieri d’Arte, Viterbo), a platform for public art research active in the field, and Claudio Galligani (Associazione Spichisi, Pistoia) who has been working on urban rediscovery, redevelopment and regeneration since 2013.