Emilio Isgrò is the protagonist of Fuori cornice, an unusual format articulated among exhibitions, meetings and multidisciplinary initiatives at the 12th edition of Taobuk – Taormina International Book Festival. He participates with different interventions including a large question mark as visual; the installation “Le farfalle dei Malavoglia” to celebrate the centenary of the death of Giovanni Verga, inaugurated in the presence of the president of the republic Sergio Mattarella; the exhibition “Le Sicilie di Emilio Isgrò” in the former church of Sant’Agostino, the latter being the subject of the lighting design project. The temporary exhibition (June 16/July 5, 2022) features a selection of works that trace the artist’s connection with Sicily, such as Palermo (1983), Aci Trezza (2006), La Giara di Gorgia (2015). Isgrò erases places and spaces of his homeland on the map, fraying its contours, only to bind it to the rest of the world, to imagine it new and at the same time equal in its identity, always making it reborn, because it emerged from that device unparalleled that is erasure. A selection supervised by the master who wanted to seal the link with his origins. Promoted by Taobuk, the Sicily Foundation, the Emilio Isgrò Archive with the patronage of City of Taormina and the support of Gaburro Gallery and Naxos Taormina Archaeological Park. Curated by Roberta Scorranese, Antonella Ferrara and Marco Bazzini. The space hosting the exhibition is a deconsecrated church, darkened with films on the windows where daylight has access only through the front door. The works on canvas, of different sizes, are installed along a rectangle placed in the center of the room. As requested by the artist and curator Marco Bazzini, a determining figure in a museum lighting project, through the light the rectangle seems to shine like a pearl in a shell. The lighting design includes the installation of LED light lines on top of the panels displays. The lighting designer chose a wall-washer optics allows for accent and scenic light distribution, which can also be perceived from the outside through the entrance opening.
Emilio Isgrò – Marco Bazzini
Orsay Museum where architecture became a big lighting device, the reflections of light bulbs with walls and ceilings create a uniform light without shadows. Groups of projectors in Grassi Palace recall a small football field. Here was born a new type of lighting device. Reflector lamps and articulated support gives life at the "Cestello". Spasa na Krovi is a perfection of Mantova project. Light beams aggregation allow the device size reduction and the dispersion light control.