With the large luminous installation created by the artist for the space of the museum, the MACTE in Termoli, until 16 May, presents the exhibition Nanda Vigo. Light Project 2020, curated by Laura Cherubini and produced in collaboration with Archivio Nanda Vigo.
Retracing certain salient points of the research of Nanda Vigo from the 1970s to the present, the show is a tribute to one of the most important Italian artists of her generation, a pioneer of experimentation in art, architecture and design.
The first group of works includes those known as Triggers of the space – such as Sintagma (1976) – which the artist has made from the 1970s to the present, constantly seeking “new space” and “new time.” These are true sculptures of light and specular reflections, composed of two distinct but inseparable parts: launching pads to new worlds, gates to the immense, unknown but totally interconnected universe.
The second group contains, among others, the work Light Progressions, Trilogy: a tribute to Gio Ponti, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni (1993). Made with glass and neon, it pays homage to two artists and an architect, two traveling companions in work, and one in life: three men capable of forming a single syntagm in the life of Nanda Vigo.
The show is also an opportunity to present the anthology Nanda Vigo: Light Project edited by Marco Meneguzzo (2019, Silvana Editoriale) and published for the exhibition at Palazzo Reale in Milan.