• Alighiero e Boetti

    Galerie Eric Franck

    By adding a simple “e” (and) between his first and last names, Alighiero e Boetti makes an emblem of himself: he implies a symbolic splitting or dividing of the individual—seen positively, a doubling or multiplication of the individual. This complex duality permeates Boetti’s work, his investigation of the nature of dialectic, or of the dialectic of nature. He seeks a comprehensive synthesis in which opposites do not cancel each other out but coexist to become new. The work’s point of departure is a system or structure, an ordering principle which is then overlaid with a disorder from which the

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