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From Rationality to Metarationality            
Metarationality art was putted in theory in 1982 by Beppe Bonetti (Rovato, 1951). He used this word, which he created, in a letter to Rudolph Rainer (Dusseldorf, D, 1950) in intent to give name and form to a new way of seeing the world and in consequence to a way of working inside art. Both were coming from and experiencing great schools of rational art: Bauhaus, Vchutemas and Ulm, which, on the other hand, both retained weak or even empty of charge of proposing. Beppe Bonetti considered equally insufficient, nihilist and irrational, but mostly antihistoric, the report given to art by informal tendencies; after all it was the end of the century in which were scientifically achieved undeniable and indispensable conquests.

After first exhibitions in orient (Japan, 1985) in works of Bonetti become more noticeable grater detachment from an idea of rationality and order; there are present evident elements of unpredictability and disorder which characterize his work until the end of the nineties. This aspects were at the same time emerging in work of Rudolph Rainer that was introducing into his art pieces components of writing and Orient calligraphy that he experienced in his frequent voyages to India.

At the end of 1999 Beppe Bonetti meet Croatian artist Milan Zoricic (Drnis, 1955), that was creating paintings that were rational and at the same time corrode in their exactness. This meeting gave to three artists aesthetic and operative reasons to establish and work as a group. It was born L.I.G. (Last International Group), and started its journey. A short writing dated Milan, 01.01.2000 indicated the programme that was foretelling (together with conceptual operations and happenings) the overcoming of petitions, those rational, concrete and programmed, and those informal, gestalt, material experiences in a synthesis that contains both aspects of real. Born as a critic of visual, rational thought and its certainness, the metaphor of this art (in its concreteness, as also in installations and videos of great conceptual and symbolic value) remains an open field for new forms of representation, a result of a vision of the world that proposes an ambitious objective of concealing two fundamental aspects of art and life.


Metarationalität ist von Beppe Bonetti (Rovato, 1951) im 1982 zur Theorie ausgegeben worden. Er benutzt dieses Wort, das er geschaffen hat, in der Absicht Name und Form zu geben an eine neue Art und Weise die Welt zu sehen und, in der Folge dazu, zu eine neue Weise von arbeiten in den Kunst

Metarationalität ist

Ordnung und Unordnung
logisch und unlogisch
Regel und Zufall
Aufbau und Zerstörung
symmetrisch und asymmetrisch
Rhythmus und Arrhythmie
harmonisch und disharmonisch

Metarationalität bringt

die Unordnung in die Ordnung
das Unlogische ins Logische
der Zufall in die Regel
die Zerstörung in den Aufbau
die Asimmetrie in die Simmetry
die Arrhythmie in den Rhythmus
die Disharmonie in die Harmonie

Metarationalität bedeutet

die Regel zu kennen aber sie zu brechen
die Welt an zu sehen mit scheelen Augen
die Vernunft zu suchen in die Unvernunft
das Instinkt zu misstrauen, aber auch die Vernunft
nicht zu sagen "es ist vernünftig", weil es unvernünftig sein kann
nicht zu sagen "Nieder mit dem Vollmond"
nicht zu sagen... nicht zu sagen ... und zu sagen ... und zu sagen

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