Luci d’Artista celebrates its 25th birthday

The 25th anniversary-edition of the famous light festival of Turin was launched on Wednesday 27 October 2022. An important anniversary marked by three new artworks and energy savings.

25th edition in honor of Fiorenzo Alfieri

In 1998, the Luci d’Artista project was born as unprecedented illuminations to celebrate the Christmas holidays and soon became the object of an ambitious goal: to create a public collection of contemporary art installations in public spaces. Created by Fiorenzo Alfieri, then councillor for culture at the City of Turin, the 25th edition is dedicated to him, for which the City of Turin wanted to create three new artworks, created by Giorgio Griffa.

Festival of light and sustainability

As a direct consequence of the energy crisis in Europe, the Luci d’Artista festival is undergoing a reduction in opening hours this year. The municipality, which over the years has paid attention to the sustainability of the event by increasingly using LED lights, has been particularly sensitive to the question of energy consumption in this edition. From Sunday to Thursday, the installations are switched off at 10pm.

The installations will remain illuminated until 8 January 2023.

Light & Art in Public Spaces (LAiPS)

The city of Turin is involved along with the cities of Lyon and Oulu in a Creative Europe cooperation project that aims to strengthen city capacities on permanent light art installations in public spaces. Led by LUCI, the LAiPS project fosters transnational cooperation among cities, exchanging best practices and making use of innovative digital tools to raise awareness about light art in the urban space. Partners experienced a Light & Art Lab in Turin in November 2021. Turin will be the host of the LAiPS final conference, planned for 2-3 November 2023. Find our more here.

Want to know more about LUCI’s activities and about the LAiPS project? Stay in touch!

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