Alighiero Boetti. Photocopies is the volume related to a special project: COLOUR=REALITY. B+W=ABSTRACTION (except zebras) developed by Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Gallery in London, and Agata Boetti, director of the Alighiero Boetti Archives, and is on show at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, in conjunction with Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum an exhibition curated by Luca Massimo Barbero.
The project explores Boetti’s powerful dialectic thought process as it revolves around the theme of photocopies.
The volume contains an extensive written material, including an introductory essay by Obrist and Agata Boetti, the long, previously unpublished conversation between Agata Boetti and Obrist and two critical analyses by Michelle Cotton and Mario Garcia Torres respectively are shown.
The publication also includes the complete reproduction of 111 photocopied images originally bound in an elegant volume with a symbolic red cloth cover. This work combines candid photographs of certain moments of Alighiero’s private life as well as, images of contemporary life and events recovered from newspapers and magazines; it represents a universal selection through its widespread appeal to all sections of the public.