Alighiero e Boetti, ‘Faccine’, 1977, Albert Baronian

About Alighiero e Boetti

Conceptual artist Alighiero e Boetti was associated with the Arte Povera movement. Heavily influenced by his travels to Afghanistan, in his "Mappa" series (1971-92), Boetti directed Afghan craftswomen to embroider maps with geopolitical entities represented by their flags. His 1993 work Alternating 1 to 100 and Vice Versa, a kilim (woven tapestry), similarly recruited others for the design and execution. Boetti was preoccupied with the tension between order and disorder or chance, as seen in his recurring grid structures. Viewing himself as a dual being, he introduced the "e" (meaning "and") into his name to signify a twinned nature.

Italian, 1940-1994, Turin, Italy

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Alighiero Boetti, MARUANI MERCIER GALLERY, Brussels
2016
Alighiero Boetti: Embroideries, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
2015
Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2014
Accrochage, Galerie Andrea Caratsch