A GAME PLAN BY ALIGHIERO BOETTI

"Mappa" by Alighiero Boetti

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Alighiero Boetti (Turin 1940-Rome 1994) was an Italian artist quite difficult to classify. Firstly identified as a member of the art movement Arte Povera, he developed as a versatile artist very well known for his embroideries and tapestries.

Alighiero Boetti. Game Plan, the exhibition of his artworks organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), features more than one hundred pieces from this artist that signed his works as Alighiero e Boetti from 1973 on.

The exhibition includes the famous series Mappa, a set of tapestries featuring maps of the world which Boetti commissioned to Afghan and Pakistan craftswomen. It also displays some earlier work still related to the arte povera movement and other pieces showing the personal conception of art of the artist such as Aerei, Tutto, Iter-vallo or I sei sensi, among many others.

Alighiero Boetti. Game Plan is the largest retrospective from this artist ever organized presenting works from his whole career. It is opened to the public until the next February 5, 2012.

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More information: Museo Reina Sofía, Archivio Alighiero Boetti.

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