Alighiero Boetti, ‘Scimmie, (Monkeys)’, 1990, Noire Gallery

About Alighiero 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

Group Shows

2017
London,
Current
2016
London,
Checkmate. Games of International Art from the Sixties to Now
2014
TBD
New York,
2012
Just Art Gallery, 
Just Art Gallery at Arte Padova 2012, Padova, Italy
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