Milan’s relationship with art continues throughout the summer. For the fourth consecutive year, Palazzo Reale focuses on the work of the masters of Italian art of the postwar era, and their relationship with the city. Until 29 September, visitors can see the exhibition Light Project curated by Marco Meneguzzo to focus on the path of research of Nanda Vigo.
Supported by the City of Milan and its Department of Culture, Palazzo Reale – in collaboration with Archivio Nanda Vigo – presents Light Project, an exhibition of about eighty works (projects, sculptures, installations) on the first floor of the historic building. One highlight of the show is a fascinating chronotopic environment, which will occupy the entire hall of mirrors. Vigo’s very personal Theory of Chronotopia analyzes space-time perception in three dimensions, generating immersive spaces in which to have the experience of a total ambient marked by pure, absolute light.
The focus of study is therefore light, transparency, immateriality, which construct the work and the environment inhabited by human beings. The artist creates true settings, often in collaboration with Lucio Fontana in the past, featuring angled and cut mirrors to present a different vision of reality.
The exhibition includes an environment that permits visitors to have a transcendent experience, getting beyond the materiality of everyday life to physically perceive a higher reality through contemplation, dematerialization, the communion with the “whole.” A metal chassis encloses industrial glass, sometimes lit by neon, through which the light penetrates and manifests itself to the gaze, as a metaphor of lightness, mutation, the spiritual immateriality of art and its perception.
Vigo’s experiences include important collaborations that have led to successful projects of design and architecture, including the work with Gio Ponti that led to the “Casa sotto la foglia” in Malo, in 1965, and the creation of the Museo Remo Brindisi at Lido di Spina in 1967.
For the exhibition, a monograph on the work of Nanda Vigo, edited by Marco Meneguzzo, will be published by Silvana Editoriale.