Maurizio Nannucci

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MAURIZIO NANNUCCI

MAURIZIO NANNUCCI

Biography

Since the mid-1960s Maurizio Nannucci (Florence 1939) explores the relationship between language, writing and image creating conceptual proposals characterized by the use of different media: neon, photography, video, sound, editions and artist’s books. He approaches visual art through a multidisciplinary dialogue involving , for example, poetry and architecture. In 1967 he created the first neon “writings” opening to a wider dimension of meanings in relation to space. With his light works, the artist has been placing images-words within a fluid exchange crossing color, sign and meaning. The use of colored tubes and neon lamps highlights visual perception and the different range of light combinations offering a new reading of the linguistic and spatial environment. From 1974 to 1985 he promoted Zona not for profit art space in Florence, and in 1998 he co-founded Base/Progetti per l’arte. Maurizio Nannucci was also founder of Zona Archives, Recorthings and Exempla Editions, working on publishing artist’s books and records, editions and documents.

Since the early Nineties he has been collaborating with architects such as Fritz Auer, Renzo Piano, Massimiliano Fuksas, Mario Botta, Nicolas Grimshaw and Stephan Braunfels and realizing several projects for public buildings. In 2015 a wider retrospective opened at Maxxi museum in Rome, following a number of solo exhibitions among which the most recent at: Museion, Bolzano (2015), Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne (2012), Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2010), Palazzo della Triennale, Milan (2006), Altes Museum, Berlin (2005), MAMCO, Geneva (1999), Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (1991). His works are presente in more than 300 museum and galleries and are part of international collections such as: Fondazione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München; Berliner Museen, Berlin; Kunstsammlung des Deutscheb Bundestages, Berlin; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Parkview Museum, Singapore; Cnap, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris and Metz; Maxxi, Rome.

Among the most important and recent group exhibitions: MAMAC, Nice, Parkview Green Museum, Singapore (2017), MAMCO, Geneva (2017), Neue Galerie, Graz (2016), Kunsthalle, Wien (2015), Kiasma, Helsinki (2014), Aros Kunstmuseum, Aarhus (2013), La Maison Rouge Parigi, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai e Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2010). Over the years Maurizio Nannucci has been invited to take part in: Venice Biennale (2011, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1978, 1969), Valencia Biennial (2003), Istanbul Biennial (1995), Sydney Biennial (1990, 1982), Documenta, Kassel (1987, 1977) and Sao Paulo Biennial (1981). His first solo exhibition at Galleria Fumagalli in Bergamo was “Neon Words” inaugurated in 2005 and accompanied by an extensive monograph. In 2011 he conceived and exhibited in the group show “ACMN. Giovanni Anselmo, Enrico Castellani, Maurizio Mochetti and Maurizio Nannucci”, followed by the catalog published in 2018. In 2017 his second solo show “What to see what not to see” was set up at Galleria Fumagalli in the new location in Milan.

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Biography

Since the mid-1960s Maurizio Nannucci (Florence 1939) explores the relationship between language, writing and image creating conceptual proposals characterized by the use of different media: neon, photography, video, sound, editions and artist’s books. He approaches visual art through a multidisciplinary dialogue involving , for example, poetry and architecture. In 1967 he created the first neon “writings” opening to a wider dimension of meanings in relation to space. With his light works, the artist has been placing images-words within a fluid exchange crossing color, sign and meaning. The use of colored tubes and neon lamps highlights visual perception and the different range of light combinations offering a new reading of the linguistic and spatial environment. From 1974 to 1985 he promoted Zona not for profit art space in Florence, and in 1998 he co-founded Base/Progetti per l’arte. Maurizio Nannucci was also founder of Zona Archives, Recorthings and Exempla Editions, working on publishing artist’s books and records, editions and documents.

Since the early Nineties he has been collaborating with architects such as Fritz Auer, Renzo Piano, Massimiliano Fuksas, Mario Botta, Nicolas Grimshaw and Stephan Braunfels and realizing several projects for public buildings. In 2015 a wider retrospective opened at Maxxi museum in Rome, following a number of solo exhibitions among which the most recent at: Museion, Bolzano (2015), Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Étienne (2012), Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2010), Palazzo della Triennale, Milan (2006), Altes Museum, Berlin (2005), MAMCO, Geneva (1999), Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich (1991). His works are presente in more than 300 museum and galleries and are part of international collections such as: Fondazione Peggy Guggenheim, Venice; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München; Berliner Museen, Berlin; Kunstsammlung des Deutscheb Bundestages, Berlin; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Parkview Museum, Singapore; Cnap, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris and Metz; Maxxi, Rome.

Among the most important and recent group exhibitions: MAMAC, Nice, Parkview Green Museum, Singapore (2017), MAMCO, Geneva (2017), Neue Galerie, Graz (2016), Kunsthalle, Wien (2015), Kiasma, Helsinki (2014), Aros Kunstmuseum, Aarhus (2013), La Maison Rouge Parigi, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai e Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2010). Over the years Maurizio Nannucci has been invited to take part in: Venice Biennale (2011, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1978, 1969), Valencia Biennial (2003), Istanbul Biennial (1995), Sydney Biennial (1990, 1982), Documenta, Kassel (1987, 1977) and Sao Paulo Biennial (1981). His first solo exhibition at Galleria Fumagalli in Bergamo was “Neon Words” inaugurated in 2005 and accompanied by an extensive monograph. In 2011 he conceived and exhibited in the group show “ACMN. Giovanni Anselmo, Enrico Castellani, Maurizio Mochetti and Maurizio Nannucci”, followed by the catalog published in 2018. In 2017 his second solo show “What to see what not to see” was set up at Galleria Fumagalli in the new location in Milan.

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Works

Maurizio Nannucci, Blue, 1970. Blue neon, acrylic tempera on canvas mounted on wooden panel, 150x150x8 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Blue, 1970. Blue neon, acrylic tempera on canvas mounted on wooden panel, 150x150

Maurizio Nannucci, Blue, 1970
Blue neon, acrylic tempera on canvas mounted on wooden panel, 150x150x8 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, Shock, 2005. Neon, 200x490 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Shock, 2005. Neon, 200x490 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Shock, 2005
Neon, 200x490 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, Trace of time and space, 2006. Neon, 246,5x222 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Trace of time and space, 2006. Neon, 246,5x222 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Trace of time and space, 2006
Neon, 246,5x222 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017. Neon, 310x160x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017. Neon, 310x160x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017
Neon, 310x160x5 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to say what not to say, 2017. Neon, 310x160x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to say what not to say, 2017. Neon, 310x160x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to say what not to say, 2017
Neon, 310x160x5 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to feel what not to feel, 2017. Neon, 310x170x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to feel what not to feel, 2017. Neon, 310x170x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to feel what not to feel, 2017
Neon, 310x170x5 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to hear what not to hear, 2017. Neon, 310x170x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to hear what not to hear, 2017. Neon, 310x170x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to hear what not to hear, 2017
Neon, 310x170x5 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017. Neon, 17x170 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017. Neon, 17x170 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017
Neon, 17x170 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964. Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964. Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964
Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964. Dactylogramme O. Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964. Dactylogramme O. Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964
Dactylogramme O. Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Works

Maurizio Nannucci, Blue, 1970. Blue neon, acrylic tempera on canvas mounted on wooden panel, 150x150x8 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Blue, 1970. Blue neon, acrylic tempera on canvas mounted on wooden panel, 150x150

Maurizio Nannucci, Blue, 1970
Blue neon, acrylic tempera on canvas mounted on wooden panel, 150x150x8 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, Shock, 2005. Neon, 200x490 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Shock, 2005. Neon, 200x490 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Shock, 2005.
Neon, 200x490 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, Trace of time and space, 2006. Neon, 246,5x222 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Trace of time and space, 2006. Neon, 246,5x222 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, Trace of time and space, 2006
Neon, 246,5x222 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017. Neon, 310x160x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017. Neon, 310x160x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017
Neon, 310x160x5 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to say what not to say, 2017. Neon, 310x160x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to say what not to say, 2017. Neon, 310x160x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to say what not to say, 2017
Neon, 310x160x5 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to feel what not to feel, 2017. Neon, 310x170x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to feel what not to feel, 2017. Neon, 310x170x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to feel what not to feel, 2017
Neon, 310x170x5 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to hear what not to hear, 2017. Neon, 310x170x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to hear what not to hear, 2017. Neon, 310x170x5 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to hear what not to hear, 2017
Neon, 310x170x5 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017. Neon, 17x170 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017. Neon, 17x170 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, What to see what not to see, 2017
Neon, 17x170 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964. Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964. Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964
Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm
Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964. Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964. Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm

Maurizio Nannucci, M40, 1964
Dactylogramme 3, Typewritten text, 30x21 cm
 

Press

la Repubblica

2 September 2018
“Maurizio Nannucci”

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LUCE

September 2017
“I luoghi del pensiero di Maurizio Nannucci”

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DOMUS

July/August 2016
“All art has been contemporary”

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DOMUS

June/July 2015
“And what about the truth”

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Press

la Repubblica

2 September 2018
“Maurizio Nannucci”

Read article  →

LUCE

September 2017
“I luoghi del pensiero di Maurizio Nannucci”

Read article  →

DOMUS

July/August 2016
“All art has been contemporary”

Read article  →

DOMUS

June/July 2015
“And what about the truth”

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MAURIZIO NANNUCCI
What to see what not to see

Opening 3 May 2017
4 May to 22 July 2017

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MAURIZIO NANNUCCI
Neon Words

Opening 26 February 2005
1 March to 20 April 2005

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

ACMN – Anselmo, Castellani, Mocchetti, Nannucci

Opening 28 May 2011
31 May to 8 October 2011

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Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino

Opening 8 April 2005
9 April to 11 June 2005

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AAVV: 30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 30 January 2005

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MAURIZIO NANNUCCI
What to see what not to see

Opening 3 May 2017
4 May to 22 July 2017

Exhibition  →

MAURIZIO NANNUCCI
Neon Words

Opening 26 February 2005
1 March to 20 April 2005

Exhibition  →

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

ACMN – Anselmo, Castellani, Mocchetti, Nannucci

Opening 28 May 2011
31 May to 8 October 2011

Exhibition  →

Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino

Opening 8 April 2005
9 April to 11 June 2005

Exhibition  →

AAVV: 30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 30 January 2005

Exhibition  →

Institutions

Maurizio Nannucci

More than meets the eye, MAXXI Rome, 2015. Photo Musacchio&Ianniello

Maurizio Nannucci

There is another way of looking, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint-Etienne 2012

Maurizio Nannucci

Something happened, Villa Medicea La Magia, Quarrata 2009

Maurizio Nannucci

All art has been contemporary, Altes Museum Berlin 2005

Maurizio Nannucci

Blauer Ring, Library of German Parliament, Berlin, 2003

Maurizio Nannucci

Changing place changing time changing thoughts changing future, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 2003

Institutions

Maurizio Nannucci

More than meets the eye, MAXXI Rome, 2015. Photo Musacchio&Ianniello

Maurizio Nannucci

There is another way of looking, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint-Etienne 2012

Maurizio Nannucci

Something happened, Villa Medicea La Magia, Quarrata 2009

Maurizio Nannucci

All art has been contemporary, Altes Museum Berlin 2005

Maurizio Nannucci

Blauer Ring, Library of German Parliament, Berlin, 2003

Maurizio Nannucci

Changing place changing time changing thoughts changing future, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 2003

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