June 27, 2012
Last night, I had the great pleasure to attend The MOMA to see the work of Alighiero e Boetti.
Mappa by Alighiero e Boetti on view at the MOMA which opens to members today.
Knowing that my son is all the way in Africa, these works somehow spoke to me of our world and all the ideas, concepts and possibilities.
“For me the work of the embroidered Mappa is the maximum of beauty. For that work I did nothing, chose nothing, in the sense that: the world is made as it is, not as I designed it, the flags are those that exist, and I did not design them; in short I did absolutely nothing; when the basic idea, the concept, emerges everything else requires no choosing.” Alighiero e Boetti, 1974
If you have time to go and see the Boetti exhibit, you will be amazed by the colors, the embroidery and the over riding theme that everything emerges without choosing.