Projects we have been and are currently working on
During the opening days of the Venice Biennale Openings My Art Guides transforms the Navy Officer’s Club into a space for art talks, press conferences, lunch breaks and cocktails to welcome the art crowd and to celebrate the opening of the Venice Biennale.
The aim of the event is to create a Venice Meeting Point, a welcoming place where people can both enjoy a break from the hectic atmosphere of the vernissage, and find an interesting art program.
The first edition was launched in 2015 and every year a selection of artworks by internationally renowned artists is on display in the space. Mara Sartore and MAP Office were among the past curators.
Every year, the layout and set-up of the space itself is conceived by an acclaimed designer. In the past editions, designers such as Sergio Colantuoni, Atelier-Oï and Moroso have curated the interiors and garden set-up.
For more info please visit My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point’s website.
In June 2017, following the same path of the Venice Meeting Point, during the opening days of Art Basel, My Art Guides and Davidoff Art Initiative transformed the Davidoff shop into an intimate space for art talks, cocktails and artist presentations.
In 2017, the Basel Meeting Point highlights were the presentation of Rodell Warner’s installation, the talk with Olivia McGilchrist and the screenings of Louis Henderson’s “Sea in History”.
The competition I LOVE GAI (Giovani Autori Italiani – Young Italian Authors) started in 2015 as an initiative by SIAE, the Italian Copyright Collecting Agency, together with Lightbox.
I LOVE GAI is open to all young Italian authors and directors, under 40 years of age.
The first edition was launched in September 2015 during the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. The first complete edition was in September 2016: the winner was Davide Gentile with the short-movie “Food For Thought”. Special mentions went to Adriano Valerio and Eva Jospin for their “Agosto” and to Daniele Greco and Mauro Maugeri for “A lu cielu chianau”.
The selection for the 2017 edition is currently underway.
For more information see the dedicated website.
PRISMA was organised by the Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation with Lightbox as one of the partners.
The goal of PRISMA is to complement academic research with other media of knowledge, such as photography, to reach a wider international public and foster a better understanding of the issues concerning human rights and their protection. PRISMA aims at being not only a photographic event but also an unmissable annual appointment and a point of reference worldwide. Furthermore, PRISMA’s purpose is to create a network of artists, intellectuals and professionals interested in fighting for the protection of human rights and the promotion of democracy and peace.
For more information and for the contest’s schedule please visit PRISMA’s website.
On the occasion of the opening of Bulgari new boutique in São Paulo, Brazil, in April 2015, Lightbox organized the exhibition “The Mystical Body” by Brazilian artist Nino Cais.
Featuring a selection of recent works dedicated to the figure of the Venus, the female figure representing both fragility and strength, her beauty is eternal and ephemeral. Timeless images were juxtaposed to the Bulgari jewels, allowing the artist to create a site specific work to celebrate preciousness and unicity.
Circuito Off, video art festival, Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi 2013
Founded in 2000, Circuito Off in thirteen years has become an international reference point of experimental audiovisual creation. A catalyst for new styles, trends and languages, Circuito Off has always placed at the centre of its mission the mixing of genres, questioning the fluctuating identity and mutable nature of video. Today, Circuito Off represents for its audience a window into the vast world of video creation in all its complexity, in its evolution, between new technologies and old tricks of the trade — an ideal bridge between art and cinema that is constantly changing and perpetually reinventing itself. In 2013, for its last edition, the video festival was organized in collaboration with the François Pinault Collection at the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi.