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Maurizio Nannucci

Maurizio Nannucci was born in Florence in 1939, where he lives and works. Since the mid-60s, Nannucci has explored the relationship between art, language and image, dealing with concrete art and visual poetry. In 1967, in his solo exhibition at the Centro Arte Viva Trieste, he presented the first neon texts, highlighting the temporality of writing and the immateriality of objects. In 1968 he founded the publishing house Exempla in Florence and the Zona Archives Edizioni. He participated in the international artistic experimentation with Fluxus and Conceptual artists, developing research on verbal structures and the use of new media. His artistic trajectory continues to be coherent to this day; his expressive research is based on light, color, shape and writing. His recent installations neon include: the Carpenter Center at Harvard University in Cambridge, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Fiumicino Airport in Rome, the Bibliothek des Deutschen Bundestages Berlin, the Kunsthalle in Vienna, European Patent Office of Monaco of Bavaria and the Villa Arson in Nice. Over the years he has participated on a number of occasions at the Venice Biennale, Documenta in Kassel and at the Biennale of Sao Paulo, Sydney, Istanbul and Valencia. In 2004, his neon sign was set up in the garden of the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation in Venice.