Nannucci's work is part of a long tradition of editions and multiples dedicated to the investigation of language, words and their resemantization. The artist's phrases, printed on different supports or made with neon light, investigate in a synthetic and evocative way the dialectic between signifier and meaning, between sign and image, occupying the exhibition and urban space with light and color. . With the work What to say what not to say, , through the repetition of the same phrase changed in sign, Nannucci poses a question that cannot be answered and that involves the user in a potentially endless mental exercise, in the continuous oscillation between two opposite poles.
2018, Multi-material screen printing with lacquering on 360 gsm Fedrigoni Materica paper, 50 x 70 cm
Edition of 50 copies + 10 artist's proofs.
Each copy is signed and numbered on the back.
The edition is printed by Grafiser Stamperia d'Arte, Rome.
Maurizio Nannucci (b. Florence, 1939) lives and works in Florence, where in the first half of the 1960s he investigated the relationships between art, language and image, creating the "Dattilograms". He is also interested in visual poetry and collaborates with the Studio of Musical Phonology of Florence (S 2F M) in the production of experimental electronic music. In 1967, on the occasion of his solo exhibition at the Centro Arte Viva in Trieste, he exhibited the first texts made with neon lamps.