14 pieces of Eternit
Christian Stein Gallery,Milan
On display from 2005 to 2010
With his amused look at the world and at art, Boetti plunges fully into life creating works that are not searching for any deeper meanings but present themselves as archetypes of human behaviour, actions such as piling things up, assembling things, fitting things together. There is no past to bring back into vogue, no future to dream of: the present draws the works along in a process of continual transformation. Pavimento is a work made up of fourteen units of asbestos cement which, when joined together, form a great rectangular slab. Boetti describes this work as «the presentation of visual disorder which is, on the contrary, the presentation of a universal order». The work is far removed from
minimal art, even though there are affinities with this in the serial arrangement of materials of an industrial type. The regulating principle is not that of the perfection of form created by man, but of natural laws. One could go back over the whole of Boetti’s work in the light of this dialectic order-disorder: form no longer has the burdensome task of redeeming the imperfections of life, it can now allow itself the luxury of being a part of it.
I always find myself talking about the notion of double, which […] is present in all my work. The truth is that it is a natural reality: it is incontrovertible that a cell ...
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