Alighiero Boetti was an Italian Conceptual artist and member of the Arte Povera movement. Born in Turin, Italy on December 16, 1940, he dropped out of business school to study art independently and formed close relationships with the artists Luciano Fabro and Michelangelo Pistoletto. Boetti used a wide variety of materials for his work—including ball point pens and postal stamps—to make a series of maps and graphical charts of the world. "I went to a supplier of building materials. It was thrilling to see the wonderful things that were there!" the artist observed. "Some of the best moments in Arte Povera were hardware shop moments." In 1967, following the Israeli Six-Day War, he created Twelve Shapes Starting from 10 June 1967, which depicts through maps the various political crises in the conflict. He also often designed textiles to be embroidered in artisan workshops, and from 1987 until his death, Boetti was completely absorbed in the creation of his largest and most complex tapestry, Tutto, which was created to represent the cultural diversity of the world. Boetti died on February 24, 1994, and his large Map of the World (1989) is on permanent display as an important feature of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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‘I am a creator of rules,’ Alighiero Boetti once said of his working method. ‘And once I’ve created these rules, these games, these mechanisms, I can play or make other people play.’ The current exhib
Alighiero Boetti (1940-94), the post-war Italian conceptual artist whose star has been in the ascendant in recent years, will be the subject of major exhibitions in Venice and Paris. Coinciding with
Alighiero Boetti (1940–1994), the post-war Italian conceptual artist whose star has been in the ascendant in recent years, will be the subject of major exhibitions in Venice and Paris.
One of the most radical changes in the art world in the last 20 years is the way in which art fairs have become indispensable to a gallery’s economic well being. A report commissioned by The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht in 2014 said that a broad section of the world’s galleries made an average 33 per cent of their income through...
What's the good of this video if not to bring back to life the exhibition [Alighiero Boetti]. Il Mondo Fantastico, which, in turn, had re-proposed a great installation made of little plastic anim
Michele Casamonti talks about the exhibition Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum in Venice. From 12 May to 12 July 2017, the Fondazione Cini, in collaboration with Tornabuoni Art and the Archivio Ali
Roberto Casamonti, Matteo Boetti et Agata Boetti parlent du travail d'Alighiero Boetti à l'occasion de l'exposition organisée chez Tornabuoni Art Paris du 3 février au 8 avril 2017.