Federica Marangoni is one of the main character of Biennale Art Light Mantova (21 July – 7 October 2018). Thanks to the technical support by F/ ART, the artist exhibited two neon works on the occasion of the second edition of the Biennale Mantovana: “time Maschine” e “the Memory of Light”. For the occasion we have interviewed her.
Once upon a time, but also nowadays, in the north-east there are companies that are characterized not just for being excellences of the “made in Italy” but also because they have a successful past, that moves up the value of the product. The memory and patrimony become the new avangarde of the Veneto's economy and reason of great investments in terms of recovery and value of the company and territory culture.
We introduced you Umberto Pintore, a Neapolitan who shapes neon letters, through the Soleil editorial project of the Agnese Tamburrini graphic. Let’s get to know Umberto’s persona and story better thanks to a brief interview directed by one of the very students of his amazing laboratory.
The arts literally "light up" starting from the thirties thanks to neon. The artist László Moholy-Nagy was the first one to theorise that night illumination, typical of fluorescent signs in towns, could have become "an expressive field" for artists. And from a luminous outdoors propaganda sign, the "glowing tube" soon found its place inside museums, where it became the actual artwork.