Alighiero e Boetti

Iris Yirei Hu


Passionate about non-Western cultures, Alighiero e Boetti transcended non-traditional materials into dialectical exchanges between theoretical and political systems. His most famous body of work, Mappa, is a series of embroidered maps made in collaboration with artisans in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Each country or region is delineated by its national flag. Already 16 years after his death in 1994, the late Italian artist still remains one of the greatest conceptual artists of the 20th century.