For twenty-five years now, as the days grow shorter and it gets darker faster, the city is transformed into an open-air museum with works made with light. The Luci d’Artista are born as never-before-seen objects to
celebrate the holiday season and quickly become the subject of an ambitious goal: to create a public collection of contemporary art, the expression of “high culture that can dialogue with everyone,” stated Fiorenzo Alfieri, who was this event’s visionary creator. This twenty-fifth edition is dedicated to him, and the City of Turin with the Fondazione Torino Musei have commissioned three new works, thanks to the help of precious partners and the generosity of artists. The choice to turn on the Light of culture in these difficult times comes from the desire to celebrate a tradition that unites citizens in the name of art, as a shared value. That is why this year new initiatives aimed at schools, families, and local communities have been activated to favor access to this collective heritage, engaging all museums and art centers devoted to contemporaneity.

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8th january 2023



November 2022 – April 2023

For the twenty-fifth anniversary of Luci d’Artista, the City of Turin has entrusted the Fondazione Torino Musei with promoting and enhancing its Public Program, a line-up of events and
activities that integrate and accompany the installation of light works across the city. The Education Department at Turin’s six
museums—Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Fondazione Merz, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, GAM – Galleria civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, MAO Museo
d’Arte Orientale, and PAV Parco Arte Vivente — encourage opportunities of debate and learning with local schools, allowing contemporary art to interact with classic instituional training and explaining its language as a form of transversal communication to seemingly distant realities.

The Luci d’Artista and the artists who have created them become the protagonists of targeted educational itineraries aimed at
schools, teachers, and families, with a calendar of events and performances on art, conferences, guided tours, workshops (also for schools), seminars, and encounters.

Free tours are dedicated to schools and especially families that explore the outdoor collection of the Luci d’Artista, made thanks to a collaboration with City Sightseeing Torino and promoted with
ITER – Istituzione Torinese per una Educazione Responsabile of the City of Turin and with administrative districts, with the goal of favoring a sense of belonging to the city and, in particular, to this area while encouraging greater enjoyment of artistic heritage
found in a public space.




For a period ranging from 1 to 5 days, free admission to the main cultural sites, the Royal Residences of Torino and Piemonte, museums and foundations dedicated to all types of art: from ancient to modern and contemporary. Discounts on the city’s tourist services and reductions on many activities. 

Starting from 29.00 € and also available in the Junior version from 18.00 €, for under 18s.


For further information visit:

• Piazza Castello/Via Garibaldi
Contact centre (+39) 011.535181



Led by a tour-guide you can experience the wonderful installations of the 25th edition of LUCI D’ARTISTA during an impressive one-hour tour in Italian, English and French with the double-decker City Sightseeing® Torino bus.

When: Saturday 5th, Saturday 12nd, Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th November 2022 and every Saturday and Sunday from 3rd December 2022 to 8th January 2023 + 8th e 9th December 2022 and 6th January 2023

Departure: 5,30 pm* (piazza Castello/via Po)

*10th, 31st December 2022 + 7th January 5.30 pm and 7 pm

Adult: € 18,00 

Child (5-15): € 9,00

Child under 5: Free 

Info and reservation:

Tel: +39 011 19464500


Whether you are planning a visit for your company or your private group, a tour led by a knowledgeable guide is a great way to discover the LUCI D’ARTISTA installations

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Piazza Carignano
Mario AIRÒ
Forty-two drawings by Giordano Bruno, selected from the book Articuli 160 adversus mathematicos, are projected onto the pavement of the square, covering it as if they were carpets in a mosque. Giordano Bruno’s graphic production is used here by the artist to underline the cognitive and symbolic value of the images. Airò wants to arouse emotions in the audience, while provoking stirring feelings with an enchanting and seductive effect. He accomplishes it by the simultaneous use of images and texts (containing many cultural references to literature, cinema, and art history), sounds, light sources and everyday objects.
Piazza Carignano (Circoscrizione 1)
Piazza Foroni
Vele di Natale
Vasco ARE
A sea of colorful triangles flies over the heads of the passers-by. They look like imaginary Christmas trees or grease poles, while recalling the lightness and the flight of kites. These are the open Sails that Are has conceived to navigate towards the Fantasy Sea. The work is made from fragments of fluorescent acrylic glass set on a metal mesh inside the frame. Are has always worked surrounded by the avant-garde artistic trends of Turin. Most of the time, his works of art are assemblages of natural and recycled materials, such as tree trunks, rocks and everyday objects. For this reason, his style could be described as an amalgamation of Arte Povera and the French Nouveau Réalisme of the 70’s.
Piazza Foroni, zona mercato rionale (Circoscrizione 6)
Galleria Subalpina
Ancora una volta
One More Time is inspired by the video animation technique. In the dazzling display composed of 10 frames, the child interacts with the underlying space, ruffling the pedestrians’ hair, and reminding everyone of the need to play down, the child invites us to take our problems more lightly and to pay attention to what happens around us. Berruti gives form to iron sculptures and tapestries by means of the technique of fresco on jute. In the design he develops the theme of childhood: a child playing with his own shadow that discovers the darkness, meaning the loss of innocence and the contact with your alter ego.
Galleria Subalpina (Circoscrizione 1)
Via di Nanni
Volo su...
Francesco CASORATI
Flight over… highlights a dialectic between the pictorial sensitivity of the sign and the graphic story line, which had meant a parallel atmosphere to the artist and was never subordinate to painting. A red thread ―carried by geometrical birds, winds through the streets of the city―, suggesting a possible itinerary. Casorati has worked all his life within a poetic nucleus founded in childhood, storytelling, fables, and mythology. Along with painting, the graphic, chalcographic and lithographic activity was fundamental for him.
Via Di Nanni, zona pedonale mercato (Circoscrizione 3)
Piazza Carlina
Regno dei fiori: nido cosmico di tutte le anime
"I could see the cornucopias of the square become magical flowers from heaven, left on earth to console and cheer up the women and men who live in this city. And I imagined these flowers, pierced by the movement of light, becoming the cosmic nest of all the souls that live in the universe and in our heart. These magical flowers are the stars of the city.” Alongside Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi and Mimmo Paladino, Nicola de Maria was one of the key artistic figures of the Italian Transavantgarde, an artistic movement theorized by Bonito Oliva in 1979. In his works he gives life to cosmic visions, fantastic landscapes, thoughts, and sensations ruled by the laws of an intuitive harmony, while expressing sensitivity for rhythm, color and composition.
Piazza Carlina (Circoscrizione 1)
Galleria Umberto I
L’energia che unisce si espande nel blu
“"[The Energy that Unites Expands in the Blue] is a great luminous painting and the energy (...) inside it is a decisive part which dominates the scene at the top, in the ceiling (...) the tensions that are determined (...) dynamically attract and repel each other with an energy that is enhanced by the closed place of action”. The titles of the most recent works take on the lyrical harmony of a story with references to places, memories and fantasies. Gastini’s familiarity and experience with materials and elaboration techniques began to take shape in his father's marble workshop during his youth. The materials used are unusual and are often found objects: wooden beams, glass, fragments of iron, window frames, or railway sleepers.
Galleria Umberto I (Circoscrizione 1)
Via Roma
The unusual metropolitan firmament lights up Via Roma. The work portrays 14 constellations, with fluorescent neon lights, spheres, and luminous dots, according to the pattern of an astronomical map that, between scientific accuracy and creative invention, erases the physical distance that exists between man and the stars. The sequence of the constellations from piazza Castello to piazza San Carlo goes as follows: Draco, Virgo, Orion, Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Ursa Major; from piazza CLN to piazza Carlo Felice: Canis Mayor, Boötes, Lepus, Centaurus, Auriga, Pegasus, Leo, and Cygnus. Giammello, a stage designer for over thirty years, is still working on countless shows and has received important awards, such as the Gassman and UBU awards.
Via Roma (Circoscrizione 1)
Galleria San Federico
Migrazione (Climate Change)
Migration (Climate Change) depicts the massive animal migrations caused by global warming. A flock of pelicans is migrating in search of a cooler climate. They are hovering inside the Gallery, hanging on a metal structure. A control software creates the sense of movement, from left to right. Gilardi passes from Arte Povera to Land Art (artistic interventions on a natural environment), which led him to the birth of the PAV (Living Art Park, 31 Giordano Bruno St.). The Park, conceived and directed by him, is an experimental Center of Contemporary Art, which "includes an open-air exhibition site and an interactive museum intended as a meeting space and an experimental workshop in which art and nature, biotechnology and ecology, public and audience, talk to each other”. (
Galleria San Federico (Circoscrizione 1)
Giardini Cavour
Giorgio GRIFFA
Sky-blue and yellow are the colors of Turin and Ukraine, a fortuitous symbol of brotherhood. Arranged in a vortex of energy, they strive to represent the indescribable life force that persists even in tragedy. With these words, Giorgio Griffa presents his work conceived for the Giardini Cavour, a hanging installation that resembles a flow of light energy made up of countless blue, purple, green, and yellow lights. The installation unites with the surrounding nature, embraces empty spaces and trees, and unfolds as if suspended between the ground and the sky, all the way up to the Niccolò Tommaseo school, one of Turin’s first learning institutions founded in 1877. The walkway covered by lights evokes Van Gogh’s Starry Night as well as his other panting cycles where an analytical investigation of signs takes on references to grand art masters from all ages. Giorgio Griffa, whose career began in the 1960s, was recently honored with a retrospective at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris. He is internationally recognized, and is one of the main exponents of contemporary painting.
Made as part of the “Bambini” project of Cultura Italiae.
Piazza Cavour, giardini (Circoscrizione 1)
Piazza Risorgimento
Illuminated Benches
Jeppe HEIN
In Illuminated Benches, Hein has developed a system capable of reactivating, redefining and characterizing the place without distorting its function. The system casts doubt on the normal perception of the object: the benches light up when you sit on them and become an integral part of a modular sculptural and architectural system, while starting new social interactions. Hein uses technology as an element of surprise and humor. His showpieces exist and are activated only in relation to the public, provoking an amalgam of game and frustration, dialogue and annoyance. They interrupt the Law of Cause and Effect, and create situations in which objects seem to come to life and react to the presence of the passers-by.
Piazza Risorgimento (Circoscrizione 4)
Monte dei Cappuccini
Piccoli Spiriti Blu
Rebecca HORN
The Church of Santa Maria al Monte dei Cappuccini, illuminated by sparking blue lights, becomes evanescent and loses the usual appearance of a place of worship. It turns into a surreal presence, suspended in mid-air with circles of light surrounding it. From a distance, darkness and mist, as mutual accomplices, rise from the Po, and the bright haloes become Little Blue Spirits. Since the late 60’s, Horn has been working on an art form that goes beyond the defined limits of the traditional languages and therefore tends to a direct engagement of both the artist and the spectator in the creative act. The central theme of her performances, sculptures, installations is a thought on the body in all its aspects. Since the 80’s, she has been using machines and mechanical devices that bring inanimate objects to life thanks to their movement. Sometimes, they are built with prostheses of the human body to express the unease and the fear of our society.
Monte dei Cappuccini (Circoscrizione 8)
Piazza Carlo Alberto
Alfredo JAAR
Culture = Capital is inspired by the work of Kunst = Kapital (Art = Capital) by Joseph Beuys, which reviews Marx’s theory. Beuys argues that the creativity of each individual is a source of wealth for the community, and Jaar takes back this concept by spreading it to all the cultural sectors. The intentional placement of the artwork on the façade of the National Library intensifies the signifying force, strengthening the message. Jaar is a keen observer of reality, able to focus on economic, political and social situations. He deepens these circumstances in his artistic work establishing a harmony between ethical and aesthetic research. His public works rise from his need to support and report situations of some territorial realities in which Jaar studies, lives, breathes, and of which he perceives singularities and problems.
Piazza Carlo Alberto, Biblioteca Nazionale (Circoscrizione 1)
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele I
Doppio Passaggio (Torino)
Kosuth has chosen for his installation Doble Passage, along the Vittorio Emanuele I Bridge, two neon writings reproducing quotes by Italo Calvino and Friedrich Nietzsche from Invisible Cities and Thus Spoke Zarathustra, respectively. Both philosophers, who loved Turin and identified themselves with the city, announce philosophical considerations through metaphors about the bridge. Nietzsche: “What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal: what is lovable in man is that he is an OVER-GOING and a DOWN-GOING. I love those that know not how to live except as down-goers, for they are the over-goers. I love the great despisers, because they are the great adorers, and arrows of longing for the other shore.” Calvino: “Marco Polo describes a bridge, stone by stone. 'But which is the stone that supports the bridge?' Kublai Khan asks. 'The bridge is not supported by one stone or another,' Marco answers, 'but by the line of the arch that they form.' Kublai Khan remains silent, reflecting. Then he adds: 'Why do you speak to me of the stones? It is only the arch that matters to me.' Polo answers: 'Without stones there is no arch”.
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele I (Circoscrizione 1)
Tetto dell’Ospedale Sant’Anna
io, sono nato qui.
A key artist from more recent times, Renato Leotta has exhibited in museums such as the Castello di Rivoli and at international events including Manifesta 12, 2018 and the 17th Istanbul Biennale, 2022.
Starting from his own personal story (Leotta was born in the Sant’Anna hospital), with this title the artist calls into play humans as particles, the beginning of existence that is renewed at each birth, joining uniqueness and universality, singularity and plurality.
The work, therefore, should be understood as a hermetic poem, a light that can be adjusted through feelings. “I,” intended philosophically as the principle of subjectivity and activities of thinking, is separated, by adding a comma, from the earthly subject of identity. “I” = “thinking.” The uniqueness of each existence is mirrored in the behavior of light, whose intensity varies in relation to the activities and states of mind of a single individual (the artist, in this case).
The work is alive and humoral, sensitive to the emotions of Renato Leotta. The intensity of the light, which can be turned on or off, depends on the feelings he chooses to share, adjusting the emission of light from a distance. Every evening, just as the moon always shines differently upon nature, Leotta gives to the statement “I, am born here” ever-new emotional nuances he shares depending on what he feels at that moment.
Made as part of the “Bambini” project of Cultura Italiae.
Ospedale Sant’Anna, Spezia/ Polonia (Circoscrizione 1)
Via Carlo Alberto
Luì e l’arte di andare nel bosco
Luì and the Art of Going Down to the Woods is the fable written by the novelist Guido Quarzo. The artist interprets the fable as a sort of “open book”, understandable by everyone, from young to old people. He tells word by word how Luì the Lunatic succeeded in finding the children lost in the Silent Woods. At the beginning of the 70’s, Mainolfi entered the artistic scene of Turin, and nowadays he is one of the most representative artists of Contemporary Sculpture within the Post-Conceptualism. Since his earliest stage, he has been sculpting using natural materials (earthenware, plaster, wood, and lava stone), as well as melted bronze. He says, “(...) it is always the material that inspires me, the life of the materials”.
Via Carlo Alberto (Circoscrizione 1)
Mole Antonelliana
Il volo dei numeri
Mario MERZ
"Il volo dei numeri" is long sequence of figures, in which each number is the sum of the two previous ones (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so forth), is placed vertically on the dome of the Mole. It is the Fibonacci series (1170 - 1250), named after its discoverer. The numerical progression is used by Merz to create conceptual installations that allude to the apparently chaotic, organic growth processes existing in nature. Merz dedicated himself to self-taught painting after leaving school. He became popular as the protagonist of the Italian Arte Povera movement around 1967. He created his works with heterogeneous and everyday materials: metal, stones, wood, piles of newspapers, neon tubes, sandbags and other materials. In 1967, he began working on his first Igloo, “(…) a hemispherical domed structure that represents a temporary and nomadic architectural ideal, at the same time an ancient and contemporary house, a symbol of the celestial vault and of conviviality. (…) Around 1970 Merz began experimenting with the notion of exponential growth, in particular the Fibonacci number series”.
Mole Antonelliana (Circoscrizione 1)
Piazza Polonia
Concerto di parole
Copper was initially the most suitable material for him, to which aluminum, wood and plastic materials were added in the seventies. The surfaces later became smooth and brightly colored. Since the eighties, he dedicated himself above all to making art accessible to everyone, taking sculptures into public spaces and among people. Color was the most important element in his philosophy of life, both as an artist and as an individual. Gigantic abstract sculptures, composed of cylinders, parallelepipeds and other solid figures, painted in bright colors and illuminated by powerful lights, seem to want to break into the darkness of the night. The sculptures, according to the intent of the artist, relate to all people without distinction, sharing with them his colored way of thinking, the fundamental element of his life philosophy.
Piazza Polonia (Circoscrizione 8)
Piazzetta Mollino
Vento solare
"(...) they are elementary particles released from the Sun that strike the earth. It’s a scientific concept originated in the mind of an astronomer, and it came to me (...). I illustrate cuttings of light and sky that I hold in my hands. The light evokes icons not perceptible otherwise, which are opposed to the hoarse sound of Darkness and Abyss.” Nervo was not only an artist, he was also an art teacher. He was actively getting the territory and the schools to work together, while sharing and teaching the manual skills necessary to transform poor materials into artistic objects. He wrote the books: Guida al gioco creativo con la carta, il legno, la creta (Guide to creative games with paper, wood and clay) and Proposta vegetale per la scuola d'obbligo (Vegetal Proposal for Compulsory Education). Also, Nervo is the author of several outdoor playgrounds inspired by the animal world that can be found in Parco Michelotti and Piazzale Superga.
Piazzetta Mollino (Circoscrizione 1)
Lungo Po Diaz
L’amore non fa rumore
All the usual urban signage is modified and revisited by the artist. He suspends his brightly neo-pop signs in the air that praise love and solidarity, while invoking universal messages of peace and equality. In this way, one of the signs that says: “Tabacchi. Valori bollati” (literally "Tobacco. Tax stamps”); becomes: “Tolleranza. Valore Universale” ("Tolerance, universal value”). In 1994, Pannoli founded the ONDESIGN studio where he has been working on planning and research in the fields of architecture, design and communication. In his artistic research the theme of sign is often present as a means of communication and relationship between reality and fiction.
Lungo Po Diaz (Circoscrizione 1)
Via Po
In Palomar, the circles of light come together and intertwine. They take on the appearance of planets and satellites. In this firmament, a tightrope walker stands at the intersection of Piazza Vittorio and Po Street. Paolini explains that he is balancing on a wheel, which is the "metaphor of a man, an actor on stage between light and dark, between the invisible and the inscrutable." Paolini is an international renowned artist who owes his initial fame to the fact of having been part of the nucleus of Arte Povera. At an early stage, he distinguished himself from this movement as a result of the eminently conceptual character of his artworks. His artistic production is a cultured analysis of processes, codes and conventions related to the relationship between art, artist and public.
Via Po (Circoscrizione 1)
Piazza della Repubblica
Amare le differenze
Michelangelo PISTOLETTO
“Love Difference is a name, a slogan, a declaration of aims. The movement combines the universality of art with the idea of political transnationality, and focuses on the Mediterranean in that it reflects the problems of global society” (Love Difference Manifesto, 2002). The quote “love difference” is displayed in neon lights in 39 different languages of the world, as a message of peace. Pistoletto is one of the most significant representatives of Arte Povera. After his first paintings on a neutral coloured surface, he used mirrored surfaces and acrylic glass to involve the viewer in enigmatic and alienating situations. Later he created works and installations with everyday objects and rags. In 1994, he created the “Progetto Arte” manifesto, which is implemented within the Pistoletto Foundation of Cittadellarte in Biella.
Piazza della Repubblica (Circoscrizione 7)
Piazza Bodoni
My Noon
The debate of the historical memory led the artist to mediate about the concept of time. He conceived a large luminous version of a clock that looks like an abstract sculpture, composed of circles (hours), linear elements in red (tens of minutes) and vertical elements in white (minutes). The repetitiveness of the variations pushes the viewer to wonder the reason of the changes. Rehberger uses multiple forms of artistic expression. The recurrent theme of his work is the concept of transformation. He experiences perceptual and cognitive processes about the passage of time. He says: "The titles explain very well the genesis of my works". In fact, in the work What you love makes you cry (2009 Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale), he sets up a cafeteria using a complex pattern of geometrical shapes, known as ‘dazzling camouflage’, which was used during the Great War to make it difficult to strike ships and planes. Conceived as a comforting and relaxing place, it becomes an uneasy public space ―accentuated by the mirrors―that can trigger perceptual changes.
Piazza Bodoni (Circoscrizione 1)
Piazza Livio Bianco
Ice Cream Light
Vanessa SAFAVI
Focusing on cultural clichés, the artist has drawn inspiration from the symbol of a stereotypical Italy, in other words, of the best iconic edible indulgence: the "gelato" or ice cream. Its image evokes the Italian lifestyle, its cuisine, pleasure and holidays. The “gelato” is great advertising bait since everyone knows this icon. Colourful silhouettes on neon lights, symbols of pure enjoyment, are replicated in Ice Cream Light. Safavi is the synonym of traveller. Through her journeys, she discovers different cultures and deepens concepts such as ethnography, alienation and identity. She explores everyday life in contemporary, chaotic, and complex cities, as well as how people deal with technology, urban space and the body-mind relationship.
Piazza Livio Bianco (Circoscrizione 2)
Via Garibaldi
Us is an anthropomorphic work displaying two gigantic human beings. They are a man and a woman, with their feet pointed towards the edges of the road and their heads leaning against each other, suggesting a symbolic emotional and mental union. They create a flight of arches towards the sky, a long-suspended gallery, which seems to be protecting the passers-by, and all of Us. Stoisa is both a painter and a sculptor. He made his debut contrasting the representation of the Myth of Narcissus, whose visage, reflected and resting on a tar-covered canvas, or set up in the exhibition space, is the only figurative element of a work that turns upside down the traditional "support-paint" relationship, in order to go beyond the matter and its form.
Via Garibaldi (Circoscrizione 1)
Cupola della Basilica Mauriziana
Grazia Toderi is one of the most representative artists of research focused on images that began in Italy in the 1990s. She works with drawing, light, photography, and video. She has exhibited at important museums and won international awards, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999. Grazia Toderi perceives Piazza della Repubblica as divided into two levels: the earthly one, with its streets and market, with countless lights for everyday activities, urban life, and its hectic and multicolored dimension; and an upper level, dominated by the darkness of the sky, where the dome of the Basilica Mauriziana is a silent and almost hidden presence. This is where the artist chose to install a large luminous question mark, already present in other works of hers from the past. It is a sign that can be understood in every language. Activated by a bright light that animates it, it is not an immobile question but is renewed at each glance. Facing the square and the market, toward the city and each one of us, it stands in the night inviting us to keep a “luminous doubt.”
Cupola della Basilica Mauriziana - visibile da Piazza della Repubblica
Corso Unità d’Italia
Luce Fontana Ruota
Gilberto ZORIO
Stars, canoes, spears, javelins, and alchemical transformations are part of the Zorio’s poetic universe. Light. Fountain. Wheel. is a large rotating star that plays, using the effect created by the mirrors placed on the points of the star, with light and water. As intended by the artist, the shape of the star is a symbol of the cosmos, a source of energy in constant flux, as well as the sign that guides exploration and dreams. Zorio is an exponent of the Arte Povera movement. His works are an inexhaustible supply of physical and mental energy, as well as research in the direction of a process that makes each work mutable by means of chemical and physical reactions. His poetic universe is composed by installations with stars, canoes, javelins, and alchemical transformations with acids, copper sulfate, and sodium chloride. These are conceptual metaphors of chemical and alchemical processes that are inherent to the existence.
Corso Unità d’Italia, laghetto di Italia ’61 (Circoscrizione 8)
From December 8
The Number 6 / Via Alfieri, 6
Giardino Barocco Verticale
"(…) [The Vertical Baroque Garden] arises from the desire to reinterpret the presence of the original baroque garden as an evocation of the 'oneiric space', a moment of refined and rigorous decoration of the common area. The original place does not exist and can no longer exist, but its memory is reborn today, in the verticality that rises from the court to the roofs to live as a garden-evocation suspended in the air. (...) making use of the lightness of the light emissions, it brings back to mind what was the hallmark of the common areas.”
Number 6 / Via Alfieri, 6 (Circoscrizione 1)
Via Giordano Bruno, 31
L’Albero del PAV
This tree, adorned with colorful arabesque lights, intends to become an auspicious symbolic prelude for the citizens who will adventure to enter the PAV (Living Art Park), amidst fragrant green bushes, in search of the signs of an ecological art that celebrates our fascination for nature.
Pav, Parco arte vivente
Via Giordano Bruno, 31 (Circoscrizione 1)
Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo
The site-specific light installation designed by Migliore+Servetto Architects for the Intesa Sanpaolo Skyscraper: a dynamic work, bursting with a wave of colours constantly changing with the light.
Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo
Corso Inghilterra, 3
Piazza XVIII dicembre
Sintesi ’59
Armando TESTA
Sintesi ’59, a sphere and a half of black steel about 5 metres high, is Turin’s way of remembering Armando Testa, one of the greatest of all Italian creatives, a leading light in contemporary visual culture and creator of symbols that have become part of our collective imagination.
Piazza XVIII dicembre (Circoscrizione 1)
Castello del Valentino
Luce in cattedra
Professor Light is a temporary light art installation designed for the main courtyard of the Valentino Castle. The idea of the academic vocation of the courtyard takes form here, represented by a luminous tree, a symbol of knowledge, and twelve cubes arranged in a radial pattern. Light becomes a tool able to create a perceptive experience: the dematerialization of the tree is opposed to the ephemeral solidity of the cubes, and the static nature of the tree contrasts with the dynamism given by the continuous chromatic change of the cubes. Edited by IREN
Castello del Valentino, Corte D’Onore
viale Mattioli, 39 (Circoscrizione 1)
Incrocio tra via Pianezza e via Foglizzo
A sculpture-monument in stainless steel made in 2006 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the siege of Turin. The work bears the date of this historic event (1706). Nervo called the project “a vibration of forms that manifest as unfolding matter. Matter that is unleashed and arises from the cracks in the earth, first become a number and then a sign-symbol that can evoke and narrate in the sequence: matter-sign-story.”
Incrocio tra via Pianezza e via Foglizzo (Circoscrizione 1)
Corso Galileo Ferraris
Anatomia Umana
Salvatore ASTORE
A permanent site-specific art installation in stainless steel, over 5 meters tall, made to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Composed of two vertical bodies bearing evident signs of welding on the surface and characterized by two large holes in the shape of a skullcap, the work Anatomia Umana harmoniously interacts with the surrounding environment, enhancing different views of the city. It was donated by the Galleria Mazzoleni to the City of Torino.
Corso Galilei Ferraris (Circoscrizione 1)
Oliviero RINALDI
In its installation across the city, Flammarion is inspired by the concept of the constellations as groups of celestial bodies scattered across space with a recognizable geometric pattern, studied and divulged in the late 1800s by the astronomer Camille Flammarion.
Italgas, Largo Regio Parco (Circoscrizione 1)
Piazza Eugenio Montale
L’albero orizzontale di Piazza Montale
A participatory project carried out by Tavolo Vallette in collaboration with Casa di Quartiere and Officine Caos of the District 5 and IREN
Piazza Eugenio Montale
From December 2022
Reggia e città Venaria
Le sculture di luce alla Venaria Reale
Marinella SENATORE
Assembly, the light sculpture by Marinella Senatore arrives in Venaria Reale thanks to the support of PAC 2021, the Plan for Contemporary Art of the Directorate General for Creativity of the Ministry of Culture, that gave the Consortium of Royal Savoy Residences the opportunity to acquire the artwork. With the collaboration of the City of Venaria Reale, the same work will be exhibited as part of the Marinella Senatore exhibition from 4th November 2022 to 8th February 2023 in Piazza dell'Annunziata di Venaria, the heart of the historic center on the outskirts of Turin and also heart of the city life of the community. In the same period, on initiative of Guido Curto, director of the Consortium and of Reggia di Venaria, and thanks to the collaboration with the Mazzoleni Gallery (Turin-London), six sculptures of neon light by the artist herself will be exhibited in one of the rooms of the Reggia, the Anticamera dei Valletti a piedi. These works are made using a mercury-free production, an innovative technology that allows the production of lamps without mercury, a highly polluting metal and already banned in several European countries, guaranteeing its duration and sustainability ".
Reggia e Città di Venaria
dal 4 novembre 2022 al 26 febbraio 2023
mappa luci d'artista Torino 2022