Courtesy of Museo della Fondazione Orestiadi – Collezione Museo Civico Ludovico Corrao
Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) was a conceptual artist recognized as one of the founding members of Arte Povera. His works employ a diverse range of materials and techniques, from ball point pens to textiles and embroidery. Boetti often created textile designs which were woven by artisans and craftspeople from specific geographical locations. Later in his career, he began referring to himself as “Alighiero e Boetti” (Alighiero and Boetti) to signify his duality as an artist.