A good work of art can be approached from different angles. A great one can be read upside down. For Leporello N° 06, Maurizio Nannucci continues his explorations of language, which has become a signature of the artist, as manifested across an expansive range of media over the past six decades.
Maurizio Nannucci (Florence 1939) lives and works in Florence and in South Baden, Germany. Since the 1960s explores the multifaceted interrelations between language, meaning and mental images, between writing, color and spatial coordinates, drawing on concepts and linguistic ideas and employing a wide variety of media and forms of representation, including neon light installations, sound works, photography, video, artist‘s books and editions. On his search for artistic answers to a world in continuous change, he has developed an interdisciplinary approach of art practices and artistic border crossing which opened up a network of cooperations in the fields of art, architecture, poetry.
For The Leporello Series, ll’Editions has invited a select group of international artists to contribute. Each artist is given carte blanche, restricted only by the accordion format and its ten panels (recto). To date, participating artists include (in order of appearance) Heimo Zobernig, Micah Lexier, Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Ryan Gander, Shannon Ebner, Maurizio Nannucci, Karl Holmqvist and Jonathan Monk.
Inhabiting a space between book and paper sculpture, the Leporellos are printed on delicate Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper. Each volume in the series is limited to 250 numbered copies and come in a bespoke rigid box, with the title hot foiled both on its front and on its spine, allowing it to sit comfortably in a bookshelf when not on display.
Maurizio Nannucci has participated several times in the Venice Biennale, the Documenta Kassel and in the Biennals of Sao Paulo, Sydney, Istanbul and Valencia; his works have been shown in over four hundred museums and gallery exhibitions.
Maurizio Nannucci‘s work is part of collections worldwide, including Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Neue Nationale Galerie, Berlin; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, New York; Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma; Kunstsammlung des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Cnap, Paris; Maxxi, Roma; ArtLine CityLife Park, Milano; Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma.