Alighiero e Boetti and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré
Alighiero e Boetti and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: Worlds Envisioned
October 6, 1994 - June 25, 1995
Past Events and Public Programs
This exhibition, a joint project between the late Italian artist Alighiero e Boetti and Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, a seventy-year-old artist from the Ivory Coast, was comprised of works by each of the artists. The works borrowed from Boetti cover a span of the past twenty years, and were primarily embroidered work (woven in Afghanistan to Boetti's designs) including maps, the "1000 longest rivers," and small works. Also included were new work produced by Boetti in Abidjan shortly before his recent untimely death. Bruly Bouabré's work takes the form of small drawings on 4" x 8" cards, grouped into sets of 50 to 100 on such topics as scarification, the alphabet, cosmologies, etc. Books and manuscripts by the artists were on view as well.