Exhibition Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum

Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, in collaboration with Tornabuoni Arte, is organising a show of works by Alighiero Boetti to be held in its exhibitions spaces on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Entitled Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum, the exhibition is curated by the Director of the Institute of Art History, Luca Massimo Barbero, with the collaboration of the artist’s family and the Alighiero Boetti Archive in Rome. Divided into ten sections, the exhibition will focus on the contrast between the minimum and maximum formats of all the principal series of works created by the Turin artist from 1967 to 1994. The largest and smallest works from the following series will thus be on show: Map (1972-1994), Everything (1986-94), Postal Work (1973-76) and Covers (1984).

The aim of these juxtapositions is to highlight how in Boetti’s art, despite differences in the sequence of styles, the method in the conceptual construction is constantly configured independently of the material structure, size and spectacularness of the work. The exhibition includes several international loans from major public and private collections in Europe and the United States. The exhibition itinerary will also include a special project curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Agata Boetti on the theme of Boetti’s use of the photocopier.