Maurizio Nannucci, Whichever word, 2012. Favorite
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 firsts works, the interactions between language, writing and images and he puts the words under the spotlights. 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-michele didier publishes a new work by the artist, a set consisting of the neon text «whichever word», accompanied with an exhaustive anthology of all the neon writings the artist has imagined since 1967. Up to this day, this anthology contains 158 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.
whichever word is produced in three colors: blue, yellow or red
The work is limited to 21 copies, which is seven copies of each color
The neon text measures 75 x 8 x 2,5 cm
The neon and the anthology are placed in a slipcase
The certificate, numbered and signed by the artist, is silkscreened on the slipcase
Produced and published in 2012 by mfc-michèle didier
©2012 Maurizio Nannucci and mfc-michèle didier
This limited Maurizio Nannucci edition is available at mfc-michèle didier here