ST. MORITZ - Robilant+Voena is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Alighiero Boetti, one of the most influential Italian artists of the twentieth century.
The exhibition features important hallmarks of Boetti’s intellectually diverse practice in a succinct and eloquent way, such as an engagement with ready-made signs, words and language, collaborative exchange and his constant underlying interest in methods of ordering and disordering. The show also illustrates his interest in exploring material diversity by bringing together works on paper and canvas with small and large-scale embroideries - testaments to his important and enduring relationship with Afghanistan, a country Boetti visited frequently between 1971 and 1979. During this period, Boetti worked with local artisans to produce embroideries such as the Mappas (maps), Arazzi (word squares), and Tuttos (literally, “everything”). The collaboration with Afghan artisans continued until his death in 1994.