Light Addicted Tables #2
The second event saw the participation of the lighting designer Massimiliano Baldieri – who talked about his experience with some galleries – and several artists in the museum and art venues lighting field.
DGA, supporter and promoter of the culture of light and its diffusion, has defined a program of in-depth events linked to the vast universe of lighting: every month, indeed, a themed light becomes the protagonist in the Milan exhibition space located in Corso Monforte 23, the place for discussion and dialogue. The new format, designed for lighting designers and architects, is distinguished by the participation of professionals connected to the lighting world who illustrate and explain through some of their “case studies” the development of lighting projects, including amusing anecdotes, reflections and any complexities encountered during the work phases.
Guest of the second “Art” event was the lighting designer Massimiliano Baldieri. Founded in 1968 in Rome, Baldieri Studio has become a point of reference in the lighting sector at an international level. The Baldieri Studio has highlighted the relationship between light and art through the narration of the scenes and dialogues with the creatives for the correct and scenic lighting of the works, without excluding any aspect: from the Gagosian Gallery and Curia Iulia in Rome, passing through Palazzo Grimani and Palazzo Ducale in Venice with the project for Anselm Kiefer, to the Mosul Museum in Iraq.
“Before starting the installation,” explains Baldieri, “we start with a well-defined planning that is attentive to artistic desires, from the arrangement of the works and their perception, considering their artistic objectives and making the most of the natural light of the space, integrating it with artificial light for a balanced effect. Then, the luminaire must emphasize the colours and use a source with high colour rendering and incorporate a light intensity control system.”
In addition to responding to the needs and requirements of the artists and their works, the lighting designer examines the space and the visitor’s path, assesses the permitted pollution levels and light values within all the rooms, and creates an illuminated filter space for the visitor’s visual adaptation. A meticulous dialogue not only with the artists but with gallery owners, exhibition curators, museum directors, and local Superintendence officials, too. A fragile balance of all the involved parties, in full respect of the sometimes hostile and challenging environment, can make it complex to structure systems or adequately position the fixtures for the proper lighting.
All the meetings grant 1cfp in self-certification for architects registered with the Order of Milan and have the appreciated patronage of ASSIL and AIDI, the leading Italian professional lighting associations.