The GAM-Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Torino hosts the exhibition “Ancora luce” devoted to Luigi Nervo (Torino 1930 - 2006) from March 3rd to August 15th, 2021, accompanied by a second exhibition in the spaces of the Civic Centre of District 5 in Via Stradella 186, in the area where Nervo - one of the great protagonists of “Artistic Lights” - worked and lived.
Together with his famous “Solar Wind”, a cosmological light installation depicting the sun from which multicolored rays originate, “1706”, a commemorative monument of the battle of Torino located in the heart of Lucento, has also joined the Torino exhibition. And it is precisely in this neighborhood that Nervo spent his childhood, still today a much-loved character thanks to his commitment both in the artistic and in the educational fields: believing strongly in the importance of learning through manual skills, he tried to transmit skills and values during the courses held at the Albertina Academy and the laboratories at the Margherita di Savoia elementary school and the Daytime Training Centre for the Disabled in Via Pianezza.
Nervo began his career as a designer for industry and then experimenting different forms of art, eventually discovering a predilection for wooden material. From sculptures to “game machines” and “automatons”, a playful-fairy-tale component is always present in his works, and the bond with the earth is always vital.