Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero in collaboration with the Alighiero Boetti Archive with a special project by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Agata Boetti
The exhibition celebrates the genius of the Italian artist with over 20 spectacular works, selected for the very first time according to their size in order to compare the “minimum” and “maximum” examples of Boetti’s most significant series of works. This new way of looking at Boetti’s work provides fresh insight into the artist’s creative process.
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero with the Alighiero Boetti Archive, the exhibition also presents a special project developed by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Agata Boetti around Boetti’s work on photocopies, entitled COLOUR = REALITY. B+W = ABSTRACTION (except zebras).
Twenty-two years after the posthumous homage to Boetti curated by Germano Celant at the 2001 Venice Biennale, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini hosts an unprecedented journey through the work of Alighiero Boetti (1940-94), one of Italy’s most prominent and influential artists. Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, director of the Istituto di Storia dell’Arte della Fondazione Giorgio Cini, with the collaboration of the Archivio Alighiero Boetti, presents an original juxtaposition between the minimum and maximum formats of the artist’s most iconic cycles of works in order to explore Boetti’s artistic process and iconography. From one to many, micro to macro, and private to public, ‘Mimimum/Maximum’ explores the Boetti’s dialectical approach to art and examines the radically conceptual role of an artist who liked to define himself as a ‘creator of rules’.
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