Biennale 2019

Venice, Biennale 2019.
Tavares Strachan dedicates his artwork to the first Afro American astronaut died in a training accident in 1967; it consists of a morbidly celebratory, a visually arresting installation featuring holograms joint with a neon skeleton of Mr. Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.

Neon in times of social reaslism

“Afterimage” is a 2016 Polish movie directed by Andrzej Wajda. Biopic of Polish avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski, whose abstract style brought him into conflict with his country's authorities and their narrow-minded conception of what art should aspire to be, it is a movie about how the socialist government destroyed a charismatic, rebellious man. Wajda does not forget to recreate the neon signs which illuminated streets of Łodz in the times of social realism.


From tradition to the evolution of one of the most significant and environmentally friendly lightening source, that has made the consumer city big and continuously expanding. An excursus on how to use neon in visual communication, art, design and architecture, without neglecting the technical and technological innovations that international laws and future market demand, and that the most visionary companies can fulfil.

Neon - a movie for neon lovers

“Neon” traces the history of the Communist-era neon signs of Warsaw, Poland, the context that generated them, the people and places connected with them, and the many meanings they have acquired since they were created.


In a sea of LED video screens, the advertiser with neon stands out. The craft and handmade aspect of the signs brings with it a certain aesthetic that is irresistible to distinguishing brands. What's disappointing for neon enthusiasts is that neon is dying. Businesses are switching to cheaper, more energy-efficient LED bulbs and municipal planning boards are zoning out neon to decrease the number of unsightly displays.