Alighiero Boetti «Cieli ad alta quota» 1993.

Alighiero Boetti, Cieli ad alta quota, 1993

Alighiero e Boetti’s piece Cieli ad alta quota from 1993 was compiled in cooperation with Austrian Airlines and Asea Brown Boveri. The images used by the artist represented planes in the blue sky, and these sky views were then made into jigsaw-puzzles. These jigsaw-puzzles, the size of the folding tables in the airplane, might easily be interpreted as representations of the art world in a nutshell. In the beginning of the third millennium airfields/airports and planes have become an essential part of the art field; they have become more and more important parts in the art machine. from Leena-Maija Rossi, On the edge of the field or inside the plane: Airplanes and Artworld Revisited, 2002.