In conjunction with the large boetti exhibition at the Madre in Naples, The first publication on Boetti's famous maps.
In 1971, Alighiero Boetti commissioned some Afghan embroiderers to produce a map of the world in which each nation was represented by the colours and design of its flag. The commission became a splendid piece of work and was turned into a series, produced over a period of 20 years in Kabul and Peshawar. Each map traced political changes around the world: the collapse of the USSR, German unification, the wars in the Middle East. In this new study, the curator Luca Cerizza examines Boetti’s maps in terms of events worldwide and the history of their making, as well as their influence on contemporary artistic movement.