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whichever word

Maurizio Nannucci

whichever word

2012

neon

8 x 75 x 2.5 cm / slipcase measures 12.5 x 33.8 x 14.7 cm

The work is limited to 7 numbered and signed sets containing the 3 colors.

mfc-michele didier

Paris,

+33 (0)1 71 27 34 41

$12,000 - $35,000

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Maurizio Nannucci was born in Florence in 1939. He lives and works in his hometown and also in the South of Germany. An internationally known artist, he has been a featured artist at the Venice Biennale several times and has participated in Documenta, Kassel, and the São Paulo, Sydney, Istanbul, and Valencia biennials. His works have been shown in over 300 exhibitions in museums and galleries. Maurizio Nannucci is considered one the most inventive experimental artists from the last decades. Historically, he is to be linked to the conceptual art of the late sixties. He questions, from his very first works, the interactions between language, writing and images and he puts the words under the spotlight. These areas of interest appear at the basis of each new production. However, the artist uses a variety of media: photographs, videos, artist’s books, and sound installations. “Exploration” is his motto – or maybe it’s “color”?

mfc-michèle didier publishes a new work by the artist, a set consisting of the neon text «whichever word», accompanied by an exhaustive anthology of all the neon writings the artist has imagined since 1967. Up to this day, this anthology contains 168 sentences.

Once again, the use of the neon’s specific luminous intensity emphasizes the color’s dominant role in the artist’s work. “It (color) becomes an integral element in the writing, which is not only a collection of words but the material through which I express myself...» he says. Maurizio Nannucci’s neon text gives this way the opportunity to experience, for the short time of a reading, the short time of an exhibition, a spatial synesthesia.