BORDEAUX.- Nanda Vigo, the inner space is an exhibition that introduces the work of the artist through immersive installations. Architecture, art and design are approached as total creative fields. The objective is to see, perceive and feel all the dimensions of Nanda Vigos artistic creation. More than a chronological presentation of her career, it is an experience that allows the audience to live the unframed dimension of her work.
I searched for the dematerialization of the object through the creation of false perspectives, in such a way that the space around the viewer identifies with the object itself. --Nanda Vigo, 2006
An immersive exhibition
In order to communicate the contemporary, innovative and total value of Nanda Vigo's work, several historic environments and installations, most of which have been demolished, will be reconstructed. Immersed in a sensory experience that invites introspection, visitors will be able to understand the philosophical research that is omnipresent and fundamental to the artist's work. Glass, aluminum, mirrors and neon lights, characteristic materials of her work, echo each other to appeal to our senses and give materiality to Nanda Vigo's philosophical reflection. A series of her iconic objects will thus be presented, as the Cronotopo (that means space-time), conceptualized as an area of experimental research capable of expanding the lighting effects and perceptions of form through its glass and neon. Since 1959, Nanda Vigo has surpassed the frame and has gone out of the work to touch the spectator: the image becomes an environment where to live, act and react.
Nanda Vigo at the museum of Decorative arts and Design
Presenting the work of Nanda Vigo at the madd-bordeaux, is an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in her avant-garde and unique work to grasp its contemporary dimension. Liberated from the limits of representation, Nanda Vigo has built her life and her work around the ideas of breaking the physical limits of space and transcendence. Her works, both experimental and immersive, are the testimony of her autonomy of action and thought as an artist convinced that art is a projection that carries within it the shape of the future society.
Nanda Vigo, hard worker and constantly renewer of herself while remaining faithful to her conceptual research, has produced a considerable work. Altough Nanda Vigo has always fought against the categorization of her identity as a woman, an artist, a designer and an architect, she declared that during her career she had to work harder than her colleagues and friends and prevail on them in order to obtain the success she deserved in the predominantly male avant-garde universe. Thanks to her strong personality and the broad research behind her innovative and aesthetic production, she has earned the respect of the greatest artists, such as Otto Piene, Gio Ponti and Lucio Fontana, with whom she has collaborated on several occasions. However, despite her remarkable career, and like many other women artists or designers, her work has not yet acquired the recognition it deserves today.
Organized in collaboration with the Archivio Nanda Vigo - founded in Milan by the artists will in 2013 -, this exhibition, which will be her first monograph in France, is both a tribute to her work and to her pioneering figure.