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The whole room is devoted to Alighiero Boetti's works .Zig-Zag consists of a piece of colored striped fabric positioned within a metal structure. Tautologically, the title indicates the movement that the structure imposes on the fabric and the optical effect that it produces. Mancorrente m. 2 (Handrail m. 2) was also in Boetti’s first exhibition; he created this piece with the intention of inducing a pre-determined psychological situation for the viewers. Constructed as a simple handrail made from a chrome-plated bar, the work, according to Boetti, was meant to “dramatize the situation.”
Tutto (Everything), 1987–88, stems from the idea of assembling the greatest possible number of figurative motifs—taken from encyclopedias, children’s books, newspapers and magazines—within the work’s surface. According to the system conceived by the artist, the outlines of each figure should fit together with those of the adjacent figures, so that no empty space remains.

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  • Title: Mancorrente m.2, Zig-Zag, Tutto
  • Creator: Alighiero Boetti
  • Date Created: 1966 - 1987, 1988
  • Location Created: Rivoli, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 211, 6 x 194, 3 cm 51,4 x 51,4 x 51,4 cm /80 x 200 x 40 cm/
  • Rights: Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino on loan from Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT

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