The Italians sure know how to honor one of their own the right way. Mark
On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale – the most prestigious, international contemporary art exhibition in the world – Sanlorenzo organizes a tribute to Alighiero Boetti, one of the most important contemporary Italian artists, to whom Fondazione Giorgio Cini dedicates the exhibition Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, with a special project on the photocopy theme and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Agata Boetti.
Sanlorenzo and Art
Tribute to Alighiero Boetti: seven 1968-1988 art pieces
exhibited onboard the Sanlorenzo SL118 Haiia yacht
in partnership with Tornabuoni Art
Inaugurated last night, the tribute onboard Sanlorenzo’s SL118 Haiia yacht – moored in front of Fondazione Giorgio Cini – in collaboration with Tornabuoni Art, includes a small selection of art pieces by Alighiero Boetti, made between 1968 to 1988: mixed media on paper, embroidered tapestries and maps on textile.
The attention to design is currently supported through an active cooperation with the world of fine art, including several projects with important galleries and institutions, such as La Triennale di Milano for the “Sanlorenzo: the sea in Milan” installation during Milan Design Week 2017, and together with Tornabuoni Art, with whom they organized during Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 an exhibition dedicated to monochrome Italian painting of the 1900s.
SL118 Haiia yacht (36.5 meters), hosting the Venetian exhibition, is furnished with iconic pieces from the history of international design by Marcel Breuer, Charles Eames (from the 60’s), and with contemporary elements by Philippe Starck, Jasper Morrison, Antonio Citterio, Rodolfo Dordoni, Paola Lenti.