Le Sicilie di Emilio Isgrò


In the former church of Sant'Agostino, in Taormina, works by Maestro Isgrò underline his connection with Sicily. The light makes the rectangle where the works are displayed shine "like a pearl in a shell"




Ex St Agostino's Church, Taormina – Italy

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. The space hosting the exhibition is a deconsecrated church, darkened with films on thewindows where daylight has access only through the front door. The works on canvas, of different sizes, are installed along a rectangle placedin the center of the room. As requested by the artist and curator Marco Bazzini, through the lightthe 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.