Alighiero Boetti. Viaggi postali (Postal Voyages). 1969-70

Alighiero Boetti Viaggi postali (Postal Voyages) 1969-70

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For this project, Boetti devised imaginary travel itineraries for twenty-five friends and fellow artists and mailed envelopes addressed to each of them at their first destinations. These were inevitably returned to him, however, since the recipients were not actually there. Boetti then placed photocopies of his returned envelopes inside larger envelopes and mailed them to the subsequent stops on the routes; he continued this process for further stops. Boetti's abiding preoccupation with travel and geography, time and space, intention and chance, and order and disorder are all embodied in the Viaggi postali (Postal Voyages).

Gallery label from From the Collection: 1960-69, March 26, 2016 - March 12, 2017.
Medium
Nineteen envelopes with stamps
Dimensions
Small envelopes: 4 5/16 x 8 11/16" (11 x 22 cm) Large envelopes: 10 1/4 x 15 3/4" (26 x 40 cm)
Credit
Acquired through the generosity of Jo Carole Ronald S. Lauder and gift of Dr. Kuo Yu-Shou (by exchange)
Object number
634.2012.a-s
Copyright
© 2019 / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Department
Drawings and Prints

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