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Alighiero Boetti

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In the mid ’60s, Alighiero Boetti began an outstanding artistic career, one that would enhance most of the determining aspects of contemporary art. A most peculiar figure, Boetti doesn’t belong to any of the art mainstreams of the last twenty years, even if, in a certain manner, his work is a necessary part of each. To start with, Boetti’s role in the adventure of arte povera was organic; his work also relates directly to post-Minimalism, process art, performance, and mail art. Predominantly, it is a series of mental elaborations specifying possible issues for a most imaginative reconceptualization of art.

Boetti is a man of ideas who doesn’t have to think. He is also the originator of a significant number of objects that do not belong to him. Somewhere in between ideas and objects, his artworks succeed one another in an idiosyncratically logical way, like steps in a very personal itinerary.

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