Alighiero E Boetti was a key member of the Arte Povera group of young Italian artists in the late 1960s which was working in radically new ways using simple materials. Here, curator Mark Godfrey, walks us around the Boetti exhibition at Tate Modern.

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Alighiero E Boetti was a key member of the Arte Povera group of young Italian artists in the late 1960s which was working in radically new ways using simple materials. Here, curator Mark Godfrey, walks us around the Boetti exhibition at Tate Modern.

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John Mangold

Boetti was new to me, but I went to the film evening because of my interest in the moving image. As a result I made a point of visiting his (little publicised) exhibition at the first opportunity. Fascinating, witty, skilful, obsessive and innovative. I went with a friend who wanted to see the Damien Hirst show. We both agreed that it was not a patch on the Boetti for intellectual rigour, consistency, originality and fun. Discussed these views with a number of other visitors, and some Tate staff, who all agreed that the Hirst show is all hype and very little substance or imagination.