Monday, July 30, 2012

Exhibition Recap: A Quilted Game Plan

The Alighiero Boetti (1940-1994) retrospective at Museum of Modern Art, New York, is one of the largest presentation of his collection of work outside of Italy. In collaboration with Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid and Tate Modern, London, the exhibition spans Boetti's entire career, beginning with sculptural works (or objects, as the artist would often describe), comprised of everyday materials such as wood, cardboard and aluminum. 

The quilts on the floor were my favorite, the reminded me of the modern day QR codes, only with much more meaningful and playful symbolism at stake. Needless to say, his joy of work lies in the conceptual complexity and visual beauty that is quite fundamental throughout his work. He brings together order in a way that an inventor propose a new way of thinking; and that has become a quite significant experience that influenced young artists throughout his generation.

Nevertheless, Game Plan brings together works related to travel, geography, mapping (cartography) that relates to his extensive traveling and knowledge of distant places. This exhibition is a phenomenal traveling show, which was previously shown in Tate Modern. To hear more about the show, watch this video below, in which curator Mark Godfrey takes us into an insider's point of view of the artists oeuvre.

Artist: Alghiero Boetti | Exhibiting at Museum of Modern Art

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