About the exhibition
As a well-established summer tradition, Palazzo Reale pays tribute to one of the most important names of the Italian contemporary art scene with a dedicated exhibition. This year, the artistic production of Nanda Vigo is the protagonist of the exhibition space with the display ‘Nanda Vigo. Light Project’ featuring a selection of works created from the post WW2 period up to modern days. Featuring over 80 works, amidst installations, projects and sculptures, the exhibition analyses the impact the relationship between the artist and the city of Milan had on Vigo’s production. Starting from her early production of the ‘Cronotopi’ series, powered in 1962 in collaboration with the international group ZERO, the artist’s research is focused on a personal interpretation of light and transparency.
The works on display
Both the masterpieces and the environment involved in the display reflect the ambience where the human beings live, where lights and shades, as well as the incorporeal side of reality, play a key role. The Cronotopi installation featured in the exhibition are, indeed, the artistic interpretation of the reality surrounding mankind, as they represent a metaphor of lightness, mutation, as well as the perception of art. Sharply-cut mirrors, the use of neon lights and colour highlight the influences of some of the masters of contemporary art, such as Lucio Fontana and Gio Ponti in Nanda Vigo’s production.