Maurizio Nannucci

Galerie Achim Kubinski

So far, Maurizio Nannucci has completed only 42 neon pieces, yet everyone associates this loud-colored penmanship with his name: terse, calligraphic sentences that Nannucci installs horizontally or vertically in the corners of the room, consistent with the spatial parallels. His playful use of words negates the intentions of many of his colleagues, who deploy language for purposes of investigation. While Conceptualism employs language to elucidate the linguistic, ethical, legal, and ritual conventions on which communication depends, Nannucci does not aim at declarations of principles, definitions, or theoretical investigations. The title of this show, “Writing is Not Necessary,” alludes to the unusual setting of this gallery, which is not a neutral space. In 1985, Joseph Kosuth papered the walls of one room with his work Zero and Not. In 1986, another room was “occupied” by Günther Förg

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