Mazzoleni London & Skarstedt – two exhibitions

Alighiero Boetti: Order and Disorder – Curated by Rinaldo Rossi and Corinna Turati, Mazzoleni London, 27 Albemarle Street | Mayfair, London W1, until 31st July 2015

Alighiero Boetti,  Mappa, 1979,   Embroidery,  90x130.5 cm,  Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Alighiero Boetti,
Mappa, 1979,
Embroidery, 90×130.5 cm,
Courtesy Mazzoleni London

The Italian conceptual artist Alighiero Boetti is celebrated in this special exhibition. We get a unique insight into the artist’s work and life through the art and personal artefacts that have been carefully chosen by his long-time assistant, friend and collaborator Rinaldo Rossi. It includes a recreation of Il Muro; a wall in Boetti’s flat in Rome on which he hung objects that were a source of inspiration.

Alighiero Boetti,  Smettere in  Moto 1978-79,  ballpoint pen on paper laid down on canvas, 3 panels, 100x70  cm each,  Courtesy Mazzoleni London

Alighiero Boetti,
Smettere in Moto 1978-79,
ballpoint pen on paper laid down on canvas, 3 panels, 100×70 cm each,
Courtesy Mazzoleni London

The works reflect the different stages of Boetti’s artistic oeuvre from his Arte Povera works onwards, including his maps and photographic self-portraits.

Alighiero Boetti, De Bouche a  Oreille, 1993,  embroidery on fabric, each 18 x 18 cm, Courtesy Mazzoleni  London

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Burning, Cutting, Nailing, Skarstedt, 23 Old Bond Street, London W1, until 31st July, 2015

Installation image, Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt, London

Installation image, Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt, London

This show looks at how three artists Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana and Günther Uecker sought a new mode of painting by moving away from the flatness of the traditional surface to a new plane where there was light, space and movement.

Installation image, Günther Uecker, New York Dancer IV, 1965; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

Installation image, Günther Uecker, New York Dancer IV, 1965; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

We can experience and enjoy the blocks of colour that these artists created be they Günther Uecker’s white nail paintings, Yves Klein’s abstract ‘fire paintings’ or Lucio Fontana’s metal paintings or his red and white ‘cut’ or tagli paintings.

Installation image, Günther Uecker, Structure Field, 1962; Inseln (Island), 1964; and Untitled, 1962;  Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

Installation image, Günther Uecker, Structure Field, 1962; Inseln (Island), 1964; and Untitled, 1962; Burning, Cutting, Nailing at Skarstedt

http://www.skarstedt.com

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