Fondazione Giorgio Cini

12 May – 12 July 2017

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Institute of History of Art at the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum is the most significant exhibition dedicated to conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti in the past years. For the very first time, Boetti’s practice and iconography are examined through an original juxtaposition of the largest and smallest examples from the artist’s main cycles of works, realised between 1967 and 1994.
Within a single space, divided into eleven thematic sections, focused comparisons between small and large artworks explain how the dialectical approach and the concept of format were crucial in Boetti’s creative process, offering a new way of interpreting the work of a core exponent of Italian conceptual art. The exhibition also constitutes an unprecedented opportunity to discover some of Boetti’s most sought-after pieces, many of which are loans from prestigious private collections, and largely unknown to the greater public.

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