Biennial Light Art Mantua 2020 goes virtual

Running until December 31, 2020, the Biennale Light Art Mantua 2020 goes virtual. Thirty-four artists confront through their light works with the spaces.

Virtual tour at the Biennale Light Art in Mantua: running until Dec. 31 in the Casa Mantegna and in the outdoor spaces of the Temple of Leon Battista Alberti, it is not physically accessible to the public following the closure provided by the new DPCM, but it is open online, accessible from the website and from the Biennale’s socials.

The project is carried out by curator Vittorio Erlindo and all the artists involved: through interviews, images and videos the works on display will be narrated.

This year’s Biennale Light Art is dedicated to the theme In Praise of Light between deconstruction and reconstruction of spaces. It consists of two sections: Light Art curated by Vittorio Erlindo, and Black light curated by Gisella Gellini and Gaetano Corica.

The objective of the Biennale, which involves thirty-four artists, is to establish a dialogue between the works exhibited and the interior and exterior spaces of Leon Battista Alberti’s Casa del Mantegna and Temple of San Sebastiano. The Biennale Light Art 2020 thus intends to pay tribute to the many exponents of this art and at the same time offer a broad and articulate cross-section of the techniques and poetics used.

“Art and science have always been dating and confronting each other with their respective techniques, through creativity, imagination, and visionary thinking,” commented the curator. “The only practice adverse to the arts and sciences is that of copying, and this pushes both to reflect and think in a way that is opposite to common sense, and to seek answers to the radical questions that man has not yet been able to answer.” “In the Mantua Biennial,” Erlindo continues, “the link between art and scientific progress is evident from their connection with the different light materials used by the artists, which bring out a harmonious understanding capable of opening up new perspectives not only for art but also for science.”

Wood lights and the lights of the works themselves will entirely replace the natural and artificial light of Casa Mantegna, reconstructing a new spatiality.

The following are the artists involved in the Biennale Light Art Mantova 2020: Mario Agrifoglio, Nino Alfieri, Peter Assmann, Carlo Bernardini, Nicola Boccini, Leonilde Carabba, Davide Coltro, Guglielmo Paolo Conti, Giuliana Cuneaz, Davide Dall’Osso, Giulio De Mitri, Mario De Leo, Nicola Evangelisti, Elia Festa, Maria Cristiana Fioretti, Giovanna Fra, Silvia Guberti, Massimo Hachen, Margareta Hesse, Oky Izumi, Marco Lodola, Fardy Maes, Federica Marangoni, Vincenzo Marsiglia, Max Marra, Yari Miele, Mary Mutt, Pietro Pirelli, Francesca Romano, Sebastiano Romano, Giuseppe Rosini, Donatella Schilirò, Paolo Scirpa, Claudio Sek De Luca.

Pictured is the work of Federica Marangoni.

Biennial Light Art Mantua 2020 goes virtual
Biennial Light Art Mantua 2020 goes virtual

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