Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan

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Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan
© Aligherio Boetti, DACS 2011, courtesy Carmignac Gestion Foundation 'Aerei 1989', 1989, by Alighiero Boetti
Retrospective of the influential Italian artist Alighiero E Boetti (1940–1994), a key member of the Arte Povera group who worked in radically new ways using simple materials. Boetti, who used industrial materials associated with Turin’s booming economy and later made works using postage stamps, biros and magazine covers, engaged with the changing geopolitical situation of his time. Between 1971 and 1979 he set up a hotel in Kabul as an art project and created large embroideries, the most famous of which are the 'Mappa', world maps in which each country features the design of its national flag. On show are drawings, embroideries, rugs and other key works, including 'Self-Portrait 1993', a life-size bronze cast of the artist hosing his head with a jet of water.

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Good show never really seen his work before he had interest in geopolitics as well as minimalism. Very seventies but oddly very current