One of the most important and influential 20th century Italian artists has his first solo show in London.
Alighiero E Boetti is using simple materials to create innnovative thinking the global infrastructure through art.
Born in Turin, Boetti is an Arte Povera artist. He uses industrial materials to construct figures in a way to depict the change in time of society as a form of the modern art movement.
Most of the artwork is associated with the economy, trade and transportation, Boetti’s work relates to the geopolitical places from his time including Ethiopia, Guatemala and Afghanistan.
During 1971, Boetti organized an art project with several colourful embroideries. This includes the most famous Mappa series of world maps where each country features the design of its national flag with vibrant colors.
The highlights of his iconic conceptual art work are now on display at the Tate Modern.