Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alighiero Boetti Retrospective at Museum of Modern Art

Most pleasant surprises:

'For me the work of the embroidered Mappa is the ultimate in beauty. For that work I did nothing, chose nothing, in the sense that: the world is made as it is, not as I designed it, the flags are those that exist, and I did not design them; in short, I did absolutely nothing; when the basic idea, the concept, emerges everything else requires no choosing' (A. Boetti quoted in Alberto Boatto, Alighiero & Boetti, Ravenna 1984, p. 122).

Link to NYTimes Review

And in Chelsea

1) Leo Koenig, Julika Rudelius, http://www.rudelius.org/
2) "Everyday Abstract--Abstract Everyday," James Cohan, Gabriel Pionkowski is amazing

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