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Introduction
Alighiero Fabrizio Boetti known as Alighiero e Boetti (16 December 1940 – 24 February 1994) was an Italian conceptual artist, considered to be a member of the art movement Arte Povera.
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Q556337
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Introduction
Boetti participated in many of the Arte Povera exhibitions and Happenings, including the first exhibition ("Arte povera-Im spazio") in 1967. Known for rejecting the strategies and materials of 'high art' and instead employing common materials such as cement, cardboard, and electric lights and a variety of techniques such as photography, embroidery, and sculptural construction. His travels had a lasting impact on his work, e.g. the "Mappa" series of the 1970s for which he collaborated with craftspeople in Pakistan and Afghanistan. "The 1000 Longest Rivers of the World" (1970-1977) was one of numerous alphabetical or sequential pieces that explored esoteric signs and language. A major retrospective exhibition was held in Turin in 1996. He took "e" as his middle name to suggest two people.
Nationality
Italian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Embroiderer, Pen Draftsman, Writer, Conceptual Artist, Glass Artist, Installation Artist, Mixed-Media Artist, Painter, Performance Artist, Photographer, Sculptor, Textile Artist
Names
Alighiero Boetti, Alighiero E Boetti, Alighiero e Boetti
Ulan
500053938
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