Maurizio Nannucci, 2016, coloured glass, 35 x 8 x 3 cm, diameter 8 mm, neon, gas: argon, trasformer 2000/18, edition of 21 copies, 7 of each colour, blue / red / yellow, produced for the exhibtion Think/neon multiples, 2016.
The exhibition is focused on multiple neon works by Nannucci, from early Seventies, as “Asred”, “Quasi infinito” and ” Out of the blu “, to the latest “Look” and ” Listen to your eyes “, until “THINK”, specifically created for this exhibition. It is the first time that the artist gathers and presents the entire collection of his “neon multiples”, mostly published by/for institutions and museums such as the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, the Kunstverein in Cologne and in Frankfurt. The recent retrospective exhibition of Nannucci at Maxxi in Rome has already pointed out that the editions and multiples are a central practice of his work, which starting from concrete poetry and conceptual experience has opened up to a wider reflection, placing itself in dialogue with public and private spaces, leading to develop new research perspectives, new horizons of reflection. For the artist has been important the research around the reproducibility of the work of art, gradually opened to a new and democratic dimension, disseminated and “multiplied”. On this basis and these issues comes a “corpus” of over three hundred editions of artists’ books, multiples, records, posters, prints, photographs, ephemera, audiovisual and neon documenting various periods of his outstanding research, very relevant in the contemporary international art scene. This plurality of media is about an integrated artistic practice and interdisciplinary creativity ranging from multiplication fields and disciplines, overcoming the separations and existing hierarchies between the various media.