January 30–April 1, 2010
Alighiero Boetti, alias Alighiero e Boetti, was born in 1940 in Torino and died in 1994 in Rome. He was self-taught as an artist and abandoned his studies at the University of Torino in order to dedicate himself to art. From the middle of the 1960s onwards, he gained attention through his artistic activities. After his first exhibition in 1967, he became affiliated for a short while with the Arte Povera movement. As of the middle of the 1970s, Boetti presented himself as the fictional artist-couple ‘Alighiero e Boetti’, in order to point towards opposing factors in his oeuvre such as individuality and society, error and perfection, order and disorder.
In ‘Insicuro Noncurante’, Boetti’s delight in the analysis, reorganization and hence the identification of systems of order spilled over onto his own oeuvre. It offers a personal as well as survey-like compilation of many of his most important works, along with personal sketches in a small format. One gains an impression, moreover, as to how Boetti’s apartment in the Roman quarter of Trastevere looked. Hanging on the walls were objects which interested him; down below were postcards and photographs as well as his own sketches and pictures, which may be found in the portfolio.