Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum
Fondazione Giorgio Cini,
12 May - 12 July 2017
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’.
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), which includes a special performance by Mario Garcia Torres.