The new book “Light Art in Italy – Temporary Installations 2013” by Gisella Gellini, will be presented in Milan; it is the sixth issue of the series, coming with a DVD, and gathers temporary works of art in Italy that make use of light as “material” and instrument of communication and interaction among the space, the architecture and the observer.
If it’s true, as stated once the late Paolo Rosa, that these works, once switched off and dismantled, “end their life into the reality, to live perhaps better into the memory of the viewers“, then “Light Art in Italy -Temporary Installations 2013” may be a useful tool for remembering them more and better.
Sixth book of the series, Light Art in Italy-Temporary Installations 2013, realised with the journalist Clara Lovisetti, is dedicated to Paolo Rosa, recently disappeared and with whom the Author co-operated to several cultural and editorial events. But as she stated in her introductory essay, Gisella Gellini wished to pay homage also to two other fundamental figures of her approach and in-depth analysis towards Light Art. They are the arts collector Giuseppe Panza and the artist Marinella Pirelli.
All of three have in common an innovator soul, a quest for experimentation and research that turned them, each one in their own way, into pioneers of that fascinating and requiring art like Light Art.
In accordance to its editorial format, the book starts with a series of essays by experts in the world of art and Light Art, such as Massimo Bignardi, teacher of Contemporary Art History and Environmental Art and Landscape Architecture at Siena University; Carol Rolla, one of the co-curators of the Palazzo Bembo exhibitions; Domenico Nicolamarino, Lighting Design teacher at the Milan’s Brera Academy; Clara Lovisetti, journalist.
Thus we arrive at the core and reason of this book, the review of the works. Listed in strict alphabetical order according to the name of the artist, each work is illustrated by colour photos but, above all, they are featured in a DVD that forms an essential part of this publication. Some of the videos were especially made for that purpose, while others were excerpt from youtube. Each work is accompanied by a short description and a concise biography of the artist, for a better understanding of the work and its context.
Title:Light Art in Italy-Temporary Installations 2013 (Italian and English bilingual texts, book with DVD)
Author: Gisella Gellini
When: December 9th, 3 pm, Triennale di Milano; December 12th, 11 pm, at Light Art Ensemble, Chiesa di San Carpoforo, Milan.
1) Marinella Pirelli. Filmambiente
Installation,1968 ,Teatro Filodrammatici, Milano, 2013.
Photo: Archivio Marinella Pirelli.
2) Studio Azzurro. In Principio (e poi).
Pavilion Santa Sede, 55a International Art Exhibition Biennale di Venezia, 2013.
Photo: Studio Azzurro.