October 2021: neon art exhibition calendar

October 2021: neon art exhibition calendar

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This article contains all the information about neon art exhibitions and installations around the world. Here you can find the artists biography, the opening date, time, and a small preview about what you will see!




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
Link: https://www.parcoarte.fsrr.org/

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 



Prato – La discoteca. Jacopo Miliani

Where: Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato
When: 10 September – 31 October 2021
Price: 7-10€
Link: CentroPecci.it

Artist: Jacopo Miliani studied at DAMS in Bologna (Italy) and at Central Saint Martins College in London. His works have been presented in galleries and museum spaces in Italy and abroad. He has worked with performers such as Jacopo Jenna, Annamaria Ajmone, Sara Leghissa, Antonio Torres, divaD, Benjamin Milan, Mathieu LaDurée, Eve Stainton, and has collaborated with the director Dario Argento, the writer Walter Siti, the fashion designers Boboutic, the music producer Jean-Louis Hutha and semiotics Sara Giannini. His artistic practice, with an interdisciplinary methodology, touches on issues such as the search for identity, performativity, the queer universe, the relationship between verbal language and the body expressiveness.

Exhibition: La Discoteca is the personal exhibition of Jacopo Miliani curated by Elisa Del Prete and Silvia Litardi NOS Visual Arts Production: a large audio-video environmental installation consisting of the projection of the film of the same name and the neon light sculpture Babilonia, sign of the imaginary disco where the film is set.
The neon light sculpture, is a fundamental part of the film set, because it is the sign of the place where the story is set. With its allusive and metaphorical name, the Babilonia nightclub is a space made up of different places that echo the transformation path that develops in the film: as a set of fluid voices, ideas, languages and identities, Babylon invites the spectator himself to change.

Jacopo Miliani, La discoteca, 2021. Courtesy Centro Pecci, Prato. Produzione Nosadella.due e NOS Visual Arts Production, Bologna. Realizzato grazie al finanziamento dell'Italian Council 2020. Photo © Sara Scanderebech.


Rome - [E]MOTION. Op Art, Kinetic Art and Light Art in the Würth Collection


Where: Art Forum Würth Capena. Viale della buona fortuna 2, Roma
When: 10 May – 08 October 2021
Opening time: Monday – friday: 10.00 – 17.00
Link: Würth

Neon artists: Lucio Fontana, François Morellet, Gun Gordillo

Exhibition: With 35 works from the Würth Collection, the exhibition covers a time span extending from 1953 to 2012, and delves into one of the most interesting areas of alternative art in the 20th century, the triad of Op Art, Kinetic Art and Light Art. Three interconnected artistic trends that developed simultaneously, they are represented here by the works of 24 artists.
[E]MOTION is conceived as a journey through the twists and turns of Kinetic Art, Op Art and Light Art, which had all the attributes for directly involving the viewer, exploring the potential of light, space, colour, perspective and, above all, movement.

François Morellet, Versione compatta n°3, 1993




Verona – Parran Faville. Massimo Uberti

Where: Verona, Porta Fura / Ponte Risorgimento
When: 30 July  – 30 October 2021
Time: every night from sunset to midnight

Artist: Massimo Uberti (Brescia 1966). He lives and works in Milan. He graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Massimo Uberti always works with light. Space, light and surface are elements always placed at the center of his research and there are four types of mental spaces (images) that he creates: Loved Space, Being Space, Other Space and Necessary Space.

Exhibition: Massimo Uberti has designed two light installations dedicated to Verona, its Walls, and the encounter between Dante Alighieri and the City.
"Parran Faville" is part of the cultural offer of the second edition of the Mura Festival, which offers an articulated program with over 650 free events, held in different places within the Parco delle Mura, a green oasis of fundamental historical and cultural value .

Opere: "Parran Faville" is a white neon artwork, visible from the Risorgimento Bridge. A tribute by the artist to Verona and its history. The city is interpreted as so many sparks that flicker; for the artist "ideas are illuminations”, and it is only through the intuition of great things that cities and their inhabitants define themselves.
The second work presented by Massimo Uberti is entitled “From Sponda to Sponda” and is positioned near the Torre della Catena, in the middle of the waters of the Adige river. The work takes up the medieval story according to which during the Scaliger period, Porta Fura and the Tower were built inside the river where the Catena was located, as a control system for river traffic

Parran Faville. Artista: Massimo Uberti Photo: F. Stipari Curated by Rossana Ciocca





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




Chicago - Neon and Light Museum

When: September 9 – October 31, 2021
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
Link: www.neonandlightmuseum.com

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

Exhibition: The new Neon and Light Museum pop-up invites guests to stand in, under and around some seventy professional neon and light-based sculptures in a dazzling and dramatic immersive exhibition.

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.

Candice Gawn, Full Moon Throne


Massachussets – Sandwich Glass Museum. ELECTRIC GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS


Where: Sandwich Glass Museum (129 Main Street Sandwich, MA 02563)
When: from 3 February to 31 October 2021
Opening time: from  9:30 am to 5 pm
Link: Sandwich Glass Museum

Artist: Mundy Hepburn creates fanciful large-scale blown glass sculptures that he fills with gas mixtures including xenon, argon, neon, and krypton

Exhibition: ELECTRIC GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS neon exhibition is activated with high frequency static electricity. The resulting light sculptures seem to come “alive” with changing colors.


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

When: 3 September – 10 October, 2021
Where: Neon Museum of Philadelphia, 1800 N American St, Unit E, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Link: https://neonmuseumofphiladelphia.com/visit#specialexhibitions
Tickets: $10/adult; kids aged 7-12 enter for free; no kids under 7.

Current Exhibition: You may know of Philly’s Brewerytown – a neighborhood named after the extensive history of breweries in the area – but do you know just how deep the citywide beer history of Philadelphia runs? We invite you to dive into Philly’s frothy legacy with this special exhibition of Larry Handy’s amazing breweriana collection, which includes talks, videos, and of course beer.
In conjunction with Sor Ynez, Nextfab’s Mexican restaurant, the Museum will offer discounted beer specials for museum patrons.

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
Link: https://www.neonmuseum.org/

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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