Wednesday 6 March, 18.30
MAXXI B.A.S.E., Graziella Lonardi Buontempo hall – admittance free
by Annemarie Sauzeau, Emblemata series by Edizioni Essegi, Ravenna 2012
In 1992, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Essegi publishing company, Alighiero Boetti presented his publisher with a complete original edition of lithographs in the A4 format, signed and numbered in 100 copies by the artist.
Out of this has come BOETTI A4, a book by Annemarie Sauzeau, for years the artist’s companion and a continuing witness to and fundamental interpreter of his artistic career, with the contribution of Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Rigorously “Boetti-esque” in appearance – international A4 format hardback, bound in red cloth with the title impressed in gold – the book is enhanced through the use of different papers: the author’s essay entitle ‘AB A4’ and the dialogue between her and Hans Ulrich Obrist are printed on a recycled paper and furnished with images of works by Boetti and previously unpublished documents. There follow 11 “A4” images by the artist: ten full size, colour reproductions of drawings by the artist and, at the back of the book, an original print by Alighiero Boetti from 1992.
Speakers Annemarie Sauzeau, Jean Christophe Ammann, Stefano Chiodi
Introduced by Anna Mattirolo, Director MAXXI Arte
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