December 2021: neon art calendar

December 2021: neon art calendar

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Here you can find the calendar of the most beautiful contemporary art exhibitions involving neon art, all around the Globe.

All the dates and locations of the events of the month of December 2021 follow.




Arezzo - "Mehr licht". Casa Masaccio

Where: Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (AR)
When: 30 October – 12 December 2021

Artists: Alberto Garutti (Galbiate, Lecco, 1948), Alfredo Jaar (Santiago del Cile, CL, 1956), Ann Veronica Janssens (Folkestone, UK, 1956), Joseph Kosuth (Toledo, USA, 1945), Daniele Milvio (Genova, 1988), Kaspar Müller (Schaffhausen, CH, 1983), Michel Verjux (Chalon-sur-Saône, FR, 1956.

Exhibition: The concept of light has been a fundamental element of the history of art, as well as an indispensable means for the vision and transmission of colours in space, and ever since the 1960s has become an integral part of the expressive language of art. The journey made by light has very remote sources. It has passed through myth and metaphysics, theology and art, before being secularised in our everyday lives, trapped in our control and our practical activity. Becoming material of our objects and object of our work, it asks for a different perception of the world, a different bearing of the body, a much more fluid boundary between inside and outside.

Alfredo Jaar: Abbiamo amato tanto la rivoluzione, 2013
Courtesy l’artista e Galleria Lia Rumma, Milano/Napoli  - Photo: © Ela Bialkowska, OKNOstudio Courtesy Casa Masaccio Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea



Brescia - Le stanze del contemporaneo

Where: Palazzo Martinengo Cesaresco, Brescia. Italy
When: 26 November- 19 December 2021
Opening: opening 26 November, 5-8 pm
Price: free entry

Exhibition: Exhibition dedicated to the winners of Nocivelli Prize (XIII edition) and presentation of the catalog of the XIII Nocivelli Prize.
Neon works by Daniele Zoico: "Noble Solutions"

Artist: Daniele Zoico (Venice, 1985), curator of "Helicotrema. Festival of recorded audio", co-founder of the Blauer Hase collective.

Nobili Soluzioni (2020-2021). Real Murano glass neon, F/ART transformer, plexiglass. Photo by DANTO Production


Cuneo – Flat Earth Visa. Paul Kneale

Where: Parco d'arte Sandretto Re Rebaudengo" (Collina di San Licerio a Guarene, CN)
When: from 8 am to 10 pm, every day
Price: free entry

Artist: Born in 1986 in Canada, Paul Kneale received his MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art (London) in 2011 and has been working closely with ARTUNER since early 2015. Works by Kneale have been included in the exhibition Peindre la Nuit at Centre Pompidou Metz (October 2018), Contemporary Photography Forum exhibition of the Boca Raton Museum (Florida, USA), the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, the Rubell Family Collection and at the prestigious Thetis Gardens in the Arsenale Novissimo (Venice), in a group exhibition on view during La Biennale di Venezia 57°. In Autumn 2019 he unveiled Flat Earth Visa, a site-specific installation for the hillscape surrounding the Palazzo Re Rebaudengo in Guarene (Piedmont, Italy). He lives and works in Toronto.

Exhibition: Flat Earth Visa is a site-specific installation, expressly designed for the Park. This was the artwork that inaugurated the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Art Park in September 2019. It is comprised of two sculptures: three satellite dishes pointed towards the sky, and a series of fused steel fences, realised from a series of photographs the Canadian artist shot with his iPhone while traveling around the world. The images, converted into CNC files, were then produced using an industrial process for manufacturing steel. In these two artworks, the artist translates digital processes into sculptural objects: in the first one, he created a shape which recalls the journey between satellites and telecommunication stations on Earth; in the second work, he turned digital images of the many fences that divide territories all over the world into tangible presences. These sculptures, which light up in red during the night, provide cues for reflecting on the flow of limitless, digital communications over the Internet, in a world made of real walls and imaginary boundaries.

Installazioni neon rosso di Paul Kneale
Flat Earth Visa, 2019. Steel, neon tubes, metal meshes. Photo by Paolo Formica.



Milan - New Times for Other Ideas / New Ideas for Other Times. Maurizio Nannucci


Where: CityLife Park, Piazza Elsa Morante, Milano
Link: Artline – Maurizio Nannucci

Artist: Maurizio Nannucci (Florence, 1939) lives in Italy and in southern Baden. He began his artistic activity in the mid-sixties working on the relationships between visual images and language through the use of numerous media including photography, video, installations, performance, experimentation with sound and theatre. Starting in 1967, Nannucci began to produce his first works made with neon, which constitute one of the most important nuclei of his production, in which aspects related to conceptual art intertwine with a more poetic and dialoguing dimension with the viewer. This type of work is created by the artist in close relationship with the architectural space, often built as large-format installations.

Artwork: : "New Times for Other Ideas / New Ideas for Other Times" is a double writing made with blue and red neon tubes, positioned on the facade of Pavilion 3, a building built in 1923 by architect Paolo Vietti Violi who remains the only surviving pavilion of the exhibition structure of the historic site of the Milan Fair. Following a scheme proposed several times by the artist, the viewer is faced with two almost mirror-like phrases that stimulate a new interpretation of the spatial context and invite us to reflect on the idea of new, on the passing of time and on the contaminations that these concepts generate. CityLife is a place where the urban and architectural interventions have been so radical that they have changed the skyline of the city and the daily life of the neighbourhood. Here the artist tries to stimulate a reflection on the influences that these changes have on our life and even on our way of thinking or conceiving the same reality. The installation is located right above a symbolic building, one of the few traces that remind us of the past and which also serves as a living testimony of the previous identity of that place.

Maurizio Nannucci: opera al neon blu a Milano
Maurizio Nannucci, “New Times for Other Ideas _ New Ideas for Other Times”, 2020, courtesy ArtLine Milano. Foto di Alberto Fanelli 4 



Naples - Inspirational: the influence of place

Where: Hercolanense Museum presso Reggia di Portici (NA)
When: 1st December 2021 – 13th March 2022
Time: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 7.00pm, Sunday 10.00am - 7.00pm, with last admission at 5.30pm. Monday closed.

Artists: Kelly Berg, Laddie J. Dill, Ned Evans, Justin Garcia, Shane Guffogg, Miguel Osuna, Todd Williamson

Exhibition: On the occasion of the celebrations for the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. diplomatic headquarters in Naples (one of the oldest in the world) Art1307 Istituzione Culturale, the MUSA Center of Portici (University of Naples Federico II) present the exhibition "Inspirational: the influence of place" with the support of the Consulate General of the United States.
Seven contemporary American visual artists have been influenced by the literature of American writers of the past, who participated in the Grand Tour in Campania, for the creation of works of art designed on purpose for the event. A union of ancient literature and contemporary visual arts that  not only seals a prolific interconnection between the arts but also represents that union between cultures that constitute the cornerstone of the United States Diplomatic Mission in Italy.

F /ART in particular supports the technical realization of the neon work of Californian artist Laddie John Dill.



Turin – Luci d’Artista

When: 39th October 2021 – 9th January 2022
Where: Turin city (urban area)

Artwork – Artist involved

  • Il volo dei numeri - Mario MERZ
  • Noi - Luigi STOISA
  • Doppio passaggio (Torino) - Joseph KOSUTH
  • L'amore non fa rumore - Luca PANNOLI
  • Illuminated Benches - Jeppe HEIN
  • Amare le differenze - Michelangelo PISTOLETTO
  • Piccoli Spiriti Blu - Rebecca HORN
  • Cultura=Capitale - Alfredo JAAR  


Exhibition: Luci d'Artista is an artistic event born in 1998 and immediately transformed into an important and innovative cultural event with a tourist value and an international promotion of the city. It is also an opportunity to appreciate art in public places and highly frequented by citizens and tourists. The creative process brings together technological and material knowledge, creativity, physics and engineering skills. The medium of light in public spaces favours the encounter between the large public and some significant expressions of contemporary artistic sensitivity.
From year to year, the temporary artworks are placed in different and significant places of the urban territory, with the aim of enhancing them and creating expectation and curiosity in the public.
Luci d'Artista © is a registered trademark at the Turin Chamber of Commerce owned by the City of Turin.

Mario Merz_Il volo dei numeri - ©Luci d’Artista - Città di Torino - foto di Max Chicco





Poland - Mural-neon “Krzysztof Komeda”


When: since 24 April 2021
Where: Ul. Kolejowa 47, Ostrów Wielkopolski (Poland)
Link: Behance

Artist: Konrad “Mucha” Moszyński graduated in the University of Arts in Poznań. He has been running his design studio muchaDSGN since 2012, implementing artistic creations for clients from Poland, Germany, Great Britain, USA, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Installation: On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Krzysztof Komeda Trzciński, with the musical accompaniment of Maciej Balcar and Mateusz Fidyk, the neon lighting gave the mural a new nocturnal face. This installation reminds us of the outstanding pianist and composer.

Mural-neon „Krzysztof Komeda” 2021 Konrad „Mucha” Moszyński (muchaDSGN) Photo Tomasz Wojciechowski 2
Neon: ArNeon-Jacek Zamojski / Transformers: F/ART


Warsaw – Neon Muzeum


Where: Neon Muzeum – Building 55, Soho Factory, Ul. Mińska 25, Warsaw (Poland)
Link: Neon Muzeum - Covid FAQ

Museum: The Neon Muzeum is dedicated to the documentation and the preservation of Cold War era neon signs and electro-graphic design. The permanent collection contains hundreds of dazzling neon. They have also initiated a campaign to protect the last important neon signs within their original urban environment.

© Copyright Neon Muzeum




Glasgow - Indestructible language. Mary Ellen Carrol

Where: The Schoolhouse, Glasgow
When: 30 October 2021 – 31 January 2022

Artist: Mary Ellen Carroll (MEC, studios) lives and works in New York City.
Carroll’s work stands at the intersection of conceptual art, social activism, urban legislation, and economic processes, and is frequently durational, occupying public policy, architecture, technology and areas of civic life.
Carroll’s work has been exhibited at numerous U.S. and international institutions and galleries: Whitney (New York), Fondazione Generali (Vienna), Johann Jacobs Museum (Zurig), Busan Museum (Sud Corea), Renaissance Society (Chicago), ICA (London), Museum für Völkerkunde (Munich) and  MOMUK (Vienna).

Installation: “Indestructible language” consists of three meter high illuminated red neon characters made of lead-free glass, powered 100% by renewable energy and F/ART transformers, spelling out the phrase: IT IS GREEN THINKS NATURE EVEN IN THE DARK.
The artwork is situated on the roof of The Schoolhouse, an historic Victorian building in the centre of Glasgow, visible from COP 26 and the M8, the busiest motorway in Scotland, where it will be seen by millions both locally and virtually. The installation – which also acts as a beacon – uses language to highlight the multiple meanings and areas of concern around the climate emergency, challenging viewers to respond to the work, to reflect on its many readings and their own actions around climate change.

indestructible-language-©2021-Mary-Ellen-Carroll-MEC-Studios-photo-by Dougie-Lindsay-COP-26IT IS GREEN THINKS NATURE EVEN IN THE DARK 




Chicago - Neon and Light Museum

Opening time: Thursdays & Fridays from 4-10pm; Saturdays from 11am – 10pm; and Sundays from 11am – 6pm
Where: 325 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL
Ticket price: Starting at $40.00

Artists: John E. Bannon (Chicago, IL), Sarah Blood (UK), Annica Cuppetelli + Cristobal Mendoza (Detroit, MI), Jacob Fishman (Chicago), Gary Justis (Bloomington, IL), Helen Lee (San Francisco, CA), John Lennon, Zoelle Nagib (Chicago), Jason Pickleman (Chicago), Michael Young, Monika Wulfers (Chicago), plus special guests

Museum: The Neon and Light Museum is an expansion of the successful On Neon show presented in Chicago in 2020 by the Ken Saunders Gallery, which, since 1995, has exhibited the most important and innovative artists working with glass in the world. 

Monika Wulfers installation - 2019



Glendale  – MONA (Museum of Neon Art). 40 Years of Light: Works From The Collection and Collective


Where: Museum of Neon Art, CA. Window
When: Friday and Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5
Link: MONA

Artists: Brian Coleman, Candice Gawne, Cork Marcheschi, Craig Kraft, David Otis Johnson, David Svenson, Eric Zimmerman, Kunio Ohashi, Linda Sue Price, Maurice Gray, Michael Flechtner, Ray Howlett, Stephen Antonakos, Tsai Ten-Chin, Wayne Strattman and William Shipman.

Exhibition: The exhibition 40 Years Of Light: Works From The MONA Collection & Collective features 16 artists who create sculptural, kinetic, and atmospheric works that engage light. For the past 40 years, the Museum of Neon Art has been a haven for artists who valued experimental approaches toward luminous, electric, and kinetic artwork. The exhibition shares about the reemergence of neon art in the 1970s and the role artists who exhibited at MONA played in the canon of luminous artwork.
The exhibition illustrates neon’s dynamic and varied legacy, as well as the ways that MONA itself represents a sum of the contributions of its vibrant community.

Other activities: neon-making courses, docent tours in the museum, and safe, socially distant walking tours of local neighborhoods. They are also continuing the virtual artist talk series - "Out of the Fire: Artist Talks" available for free with reservation.

About the museum: The Museum of Neon Art encourages learning, curiosity and expression through the preservation, collection and interpretation of neon, electric and kinetic art. Neon is a gateway between scientific principles and artistic expression. Neon illumination integrates electrical technology, creative design, and fundamental concepts of physics and chemistry. The Museum of Neon Art is the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to art in electric media, exhibiting electric and kinetic fine art, and outstanding examples of historic neon signs, for over three decades.

Stephen Antonakos, Untitled




Philadelphia – Museum of Philadelphia “Philadelphia: City of Breweries”

Where: Neon Museum of Philadelphia, 1800 N American St, Unit E, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tickets: $10/adult; kids aged 7-12 enter for free; no kids under 7.

Museum: The Neon Museum of Philadelphia is dedicated to preserving historic signage as an important element of community heritage in Philadelphia and America. The Museum also promotes neon art and appreciation of the 20th century American roadside.  It’s an American art and history museum disguised as a neon museum.
The Museum’s collection contains over 150 pieces, from large, animated commercial signs to one-of-a-kind artworks



Las Vegas - The Neon Museum


Where: 770 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Opening time: from 3 to 11 pm, please schedule in advance

Museum: The Neon Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual spectacle “Brilliant!” which uses technology advances to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs.

Digital activities: 360 virtual tour in the Neon Boneyard

Neon Museum Las Vegas



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