The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, May 19, 2019


Where to Start From: Major exhibition of works by Maurizio Nannucci opens at MAXXI
The exhibition explores, with works both early and recent, the importance and the central position of Nannucci’'s artistic research.


ROME.- From June 26 to October 18, 2015 MAXXI dedicates to Maurizio Nannucci, one of the most important names in Italian contemporary art from the 1960s to the present time, a major exhibition entitled Where to Start From, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.

The exhibition explores, with works both early and recent, the importance and the central position of Nannucci’s artistic research. Two new installations were made for this occasion, including the sound installation Sound Samples and More Than Meets the Eye, a large-scale work for MAXXI’s facade which, thanks to Amici del MAXXI, will join the museum collection.

Since the 1960s, Maurizio Nannucci, a point of reference for many generations of artists, architects, musicians, critics and curators, has examined the relationship between art, language, and image. His research, which has always been characterized by the dialogue between the various disciplines, explores the relationship between light, color, sound and both real and imagined space, which becomes particularly evident in his large neon writings. Nannucci’s work is conceptual – it is an exploration between culture and society, with a close connection between architecture and urban landscape – whose language restores a symbolic and spatial value to the single words.

As concerns his research the artist says "I believe that the image transcends the limits of the representation, becoming a mental image, a virtual one, an image born from a dream or a dream with eyes wide open, a visualized and relative image, which can be evoked by a single word, a sound, or a scent. The same can be said for the images that refer to each other and require the absence of an object; I do not limit them, nor do I reduce them to a figure; I give them freedom and fantastic independence…”

His works, on view in the museum’s Gallery 3, share a reciprocal dialogue.

On display are the following: the installation Anthology (1967/2015…), an index of texts and concepts that are continually being updated, and the large wall in white neon: There Is Another Way of Looking at Things. The exhibition presents historic and anticipatory works such as the pages of Dattilogrammi (1964/1965), Alfabetofonetico (1967), M40 (1967), Corner (1968), Colors (1969), the large installation The Missing Poem Is the Poem (1969), the sound explorations (since 1966) and the photographic series Giardini Botanici (1967) and Scrivere sull'acqua (1973). An integral part of the exhibition is the presentation of the multiples that the artist has produced since the 1960s: more than one hundred editions including multiples, artists’ books and records, photos, magazines, ephemera, which express another fundamental practice of the artist’s work. Along this trajectory the works interact with the museum space, perceptively changing it, as in the case of the installation Sound Samples. This work creates a further ideal connection to the nearby Auditorium Parco della Musica for which the artist made, in collaboration with Renzo Piano in 2002, a large permanent installation of neon texts entitled Polifonia.

Maurizio Nannucci (Florence, 1939) is one of the protagonists of Italian art in the recent decades, as well as having achieved international acclaim. Since the mid-1960s he has explored the complex relations between art, language and image, creating unprecedented conceptual proposals, characterized by the use of a variety of media: neon, photography, video, sound, artists’ editions and books. His first neon texts date from 1967: these bring to his work a more varied dimension of meanings and a new perception of space. The artist has always been interested in the relationships between the artwork / architecture / urban landscape, thereby creating the premises for an integration between environment, language, color and light, the core elements of his work. Thus were born, in the 1990s, collaborations and projects with Renzo Piano as well as with other architects, such as Massimiliano Fuksas, Mario Botta, Nicolas Grimshaw, Stephan Braunfels. On a number of occasions Maurizio Nannucci was invited to the Venice Biennale Documenta Kassel, the Biennials in São Paulo, Sydney, and Istanbul.





Today's News

July 5, 2015

Sotheby's London unveils masterworks from the collections of Castle Howard

Rarely-seen portraits by Jean-Étienne Liotard on view at the Scottish National Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria announces major international exhibition featuring Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei

Overview of American artist Joseph Cornell's inventive oeuvre opens at the Royal Academy of Arts

Delaware Art Museum presents the first exhibition of painter and illustrator John Sloan's puzzles

Gateway to National Museum of American History's new Innovation Wing opens

Fundació Joan Miró opens a survey of the oeuvre of one of the greatest exponents of Catalan abstract painting

Centre Pompidou exhibits works by German photographers Anna and Bernhard Blume

MoMA exhibition highlights how artists have used the house as a means to explore universal topics

Seventy years working with glass: Acclaimed glass artist Lino Tagliapietra to visit Stockbridge

MoMA to present 'Mexico at Midnight: Film Noir from Mexican Cinema's Golden Age'

'Battle on the Board: Chess during World War II' opens at the World Chess Hall of Fame

'Reality in Flames: Modern Australian Art and the Second World War' opens at the Australian War Memorial

Diplomatic Entanglements: Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck exhibits at Rochester Art Center

New Aldrich exhibition reflects on the complex sociology of beauty in material culture

Where to Start From: Major exhibition of works by Maurizio Nannucci opens at MAXXI

Yoko Ono's 'Wish Tree' opens at Hirshhorn; Visitors are invited to tie wishes to the tree through Labor Day

Spink expected to break a few world records with July Collector's Series Sale

Exhibition of works by Guillaume Bresson opens at the Church des Célestins in Avignon

Wave Hill exhibits Benjamin Swett's photos of New York City trees

Exhibitions at Deichtorhallen focus on various series of works by the photographer Phillip Toledano

French pride fizzes as UNESCO lists Champagne and Burgundy vineyards

Italy Holocaust memorial shelters migrants from 'indifference'

New Smithsonian exhibition 'Primordial Landscapes' immerses visitors in Iceland's dynamic beauty

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Christie's to highlight several private collections in Jewellery sale

2.- Mystery of 'Salvator Mundi', the world's most costly painting

3.- High prices and world records achieved at Old Masters auction

4.- Newly identified Leonardo portrait on show in London

5.- Rare Edouard Cortes painting appears at Rehs Galleries after 114 years

6.- Understanding Jewellery: The definitive jewellery app

7.- Academy Art Museum offers only East Coast Richard Diebenkorn exhibition

8.- Egypt uncovers Old Kingdom cemetery containing colourful wooden coffins

9.- Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the artist's rarely seen color photographs

10.- Sotheby's welcomes visitors to their newly-expanded & reimagined galleries



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful