Thursday 1 January 1970

Boetti and his doubles. Poetry, mysticism and Sufi visions

Tuesday 17 September, 18.00
MAXXI Auditorium, entrance €4 – free* for holders of the my MAXXI membership card
(*while places available, tickets to be picked up by 17.45 on the day of the event)

On the occasion of the exhibition Alighiero Boetti a Roma Francesca Maria Corrao, an expert in Arab literature, history and culture, will explore with us the artist’s poetic writing, his mystical research and his vision of the Orient.

The investigation takes its cue from Alighiero Boetti’s work Poems with the Sufi Berang, composed of 51 fabric panels embroidered by Afghan refuges from Peshawar in which the artist’s phrases alternate with the Farsi poems by the Sufi master Berang Ramazan.

ore 19.30 – 20.30
Followed by a guided tour of the exhibition

Alighiero Boetti, Poesie con il Sufi Berang. Foto di Flaminia Nobili