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Lo Scrittore e altre opere di Giancarlo Neri

  • Author: AAVV
  • Year: 2005
  • Language: Italian - English
  • Pages: 116
  • Price: 30.00 €
  • ISBN: 88-6010-018-6
  • Size: cm 21 x 27

An e-mail dialogue between the artist and English critic Richard Cork opens the monograph, followed by Cork’s essay. The volume then focuses on The Writer installation, with short stories by Melania Mazzucco and Nicholas Blincoe inspired by Neri’s sculpture The Writer; the book eventually explores Giancarlo Neri’s work experience, from his installations to his sculptures and drawings, supported by a large iconographic section.

  • About the author
  • Press review

Giancarlo Neri was born in Naples in 1955; he has spent long periods living and working abroad, in New York, Norway and Brazil. The possibility of working in the Ilva steelworks in Naples, after the closure of the plant, had a great influence on his artistic production and inspired him in the creation of large installations located in various venues, from New York to Naples and London. His most recent installation is The Writer, an imposing work consisting of a chair and a desk over ten metres high, designed for a large city park. The work was first exhibited in Rome’s Villa Ada, then on Hampstead Heath in London and finally found a permanent collocation within the Park of Monza.

Personal Exhibitions and Installations: 2004 "Otto", Studio Angeletti, Roma 2003 "Lo Scrittore", Villa Ada, Roma 2003 "Cadeira ilùstre", Castelinho do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro 2002 "Napoli da lontano", Fondazione Carlo Rendano, Napoli 2001 "Giancarlo Neri", Smit, Roma 2000 "Ouro", Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro 2000 "La fabbrica a palazzo", Palazzo Reale Napoli 1998 "L’isola di Pasquale", Infobox Italsider, Napoli 1997 "Cavallone", Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli 1996 "Studio Diodato", Roma 1995 "Giancarlo Neri", Adirondacks College, Glenns Falls, NY 1994 "Sedie sul Mare", Positano 1992 "FIATOYOTALADA", Lista Fyr, Norvegia 1992 "Il goal impossibil", Spoleto 1991 "180 sedie a Capri", Capri 1991 "H.T. (Holy Tunnel)", Canal Street, New York, NY 1990 "153 Sedie", Mostra d’Oltremare, Napoli 1990 "A Monument to Bureaucracy", International Sculpture Center, Washington DC 1989 "Still Night Clocktower", Gallery ( PS1), New York, NY 1988 "Vedi Napoli e poi Neri", Palazzo Marigliano, Napoli 1988 "Giancarlo Neri", Galleria VSV, Torino 1988 "Novelune", Greenwich Village, New York, NY 1986 "Nasi Comunicanti", Studio E, Roma 1985 "Parallel Window", West 15 Street, New York, NY 1984 "L’ovo di Napoli", Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli 1982 "Esame finestra", Union Square, New York, NY.