Sanlorenzo and Art: a tribute to Alighiero Boetti at the 57th Venice Biennale
Posted by Sanlorenzo Yacht on Wednesday, 17 May 2017
On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale – the most prestigious, international contemporary art exhibition in the world – Sanlorenzo organized 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 ( made between 1968 to 1988: mixed media on paper, embroidered tapestries and maps on textile ) and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Agata Boetti.
Sanlorenzo, internationally renowned Italian shipyard founded in 1958, one of the leading companies in the production of yachts over 24-meter in length, is also a sponsor of the main exhibition at Fondazione Cini, supporting this artistic project to highlight the natural calling to contemporary art of both the company and its yachts, which represent a fusion of refined design and cutting edge technology.
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), that hosted the Venetian exhibition, is furnished with iconic pieces from the history of international design by Harry Bertoia (from the 60’s), and with contemporary elements by Rodolfo Dordoni, Paola Lenti, Philippe Starck, Jasper Morrison and Antonio Citterio
About Sanlorenzo ( the Atelier of the Yachting industry )
Sanlorenzo shipyard has been manufacturing high quality motoryachts since 1958 and represents a “boutique” in the yachting industry, building a limited number of made-to-measure units per year, all of each designed and produced according to the requests, the style and the desires of every single owner
Sanlorenzo Motor Yachts distinguish themselves by a timeless elegance and simplicity of form, the expression of refined luxury, revealed through the selection of materials and the care for the smallest details.
Starting in 2005, through the visionary management of Chairman Massimo Perotti, Sanllenzo began a journey towards new and unexpected routes though with similar languages, like the world of art and design.
In the past ten years, San Lorenzo has therefore involved some of the best renown figures from the design world in its yacht interior projects, starting with Dordoni Architetti, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and finally Piero Lissoni for the SX line which will be launched in September on the occasion of Cannes Yachting Festival, the major European Nautical show
In 2005, Massimo Perotti – formerly Managing Director of Azimut-Benetti where he had been advancing his career for 23 years – acquired the Ameglia-based company from its founder Giovanni Jannetti and opened a new shipyard in Viareggio.
In more than half a century the shipyard built over 600 yachts, each one different from the other.
Sanlorenzo’s production is based on 4 ranges of products: planing GRP motoryachts from 78ft to 118ft (SL line), GRP semi-displacement motoryachts from 92ft to 126ft (SD line), the new fast displacement line (SX), and the superyachts in metal from 40 to over 60 meters (Superyacht Division).