Light Art In Italy
Usually, the work of Light Art are event-specific and, thus, ephemeral. Once they are dismantled, the only traces remaining are dispersed images of the Internet or on some magazines. This volume, conceived by Gisella Gellini and Francesco Murano, gathers and comments on the most significant works of national and international artists shown in Italy in 2010. It is dedicated to scholars, designers, students and to all the people that love light in its artistic manifestations.
* > Gisella Gellini. Architect, she has attended research and specialization courses in experimental aesthetics related to time-space- light. She has worked in São Paulo, Brazil, has curated historical exhibitions in other Brazilian cities, and has been a consultant for the CEPAM. Researcher and expert on Light Art, she has collaborated with the collector Dr. Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, for whom she curated the Dan Flavin’s exhibition at the Berardo Museum, Lisbon, in 2009. For Euroluce 2009, she curated the permanent installation Light Blade by Nicola Evangelisti at the GAM, Milan; for Luminale 2010, the exhibition Luces. Light Art from Italy at the Archeological Museum of Frankfurt; and for Momento Italia-Brazil 2011-2012, the exhibition The Panza Collection at the Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo, Brazil. She lives and works in Milan, where she teaches and gives lectures at the Polytechnic and at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. She writes in magazines and has been publishing several texts on Light Art, among which the first two editions of Light Art in Italy.
Francesco Murano. Architect, he obtained a Master’s degree at the Domus Academy and a PhD in Industrial Design at the Polytechnic of Milan. He carries out his activity within the fields of environmental and interior lighting; his productions vary from lighting installations, to the lighting of stands, from lamp design to monumental and architectural lighting, and the research of new materials produced by Italian and European companies. All the major Italian magazines of interior design have been concerned with his work, which has also been published in many foreign magazines pertaining to the field of product design and light design. He has been a member of the research staff of the Domus Academy and the Taipei Design Centre, and coordinator of the Master in Light Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design of Milan. He is research professor at the Polytechnic of Milan, Department of Design.
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