Alighiero Boetti: Order and Disorder – Curated by Rinaldo Rossi and Corinna Turati, Mazzoleni London, 27 Albemarle Street | Mayfair, London W1, until 31st July 2015
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.
The works reflect the different stages of Boetti’s artistic oeuvre from his Arte Povera works onwards, including his maps and photographic self-portraits.
Burning, Cutting, Nailing, Skarstedt, 23 Old Bond Street, London W1, until 31st July, 2015
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.
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.