June 26, 2015 - MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Arts - Maurizio Nannucci
June 26, 2015

Maurizio Nannucci

Maurizio Nannucci
Where To Start From
26 June – 18 October 2015

MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts
Via Guido Reni 4A 
00196 Rome
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11–19h,
Saturday 11–22h

T+ 06 399 67 350
info [​at​] fondazionemaxxi.it


Image: Maurizio Nannucci, More than meets the eye, 2015.

A universe of light, colour, form and writing. Where to Start From is dedicated to Maurizio Nannucci, one of the most important names in Italian contemporary art from the 1960s to the present time. A major exhibition curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi from June 26 to October 18, 2015.

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

On display are historic and seminal works: light and sound installations and photographic series. An integral part of the exhibition is the presentation of the multiples: artist’s books, records, photos, magazines, and 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, specially conceived for the occasion. 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.

Since the ’60s, the artisthasexamined the relationship between art, language, and image. His research, always 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.

Maurizio Nannucci at MAXXI
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