One Hotel, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1971-79 (1 of 9)
According to MoMA, Boetti first traveled to Afghanistan in March 1971. In Kabul, he befriended Gholam Dastaghir, a local man whose ambition was to own a hotel. Boetti provided five years’ rent for a building in the Shar-e-Naw quarter of Kabul and, at Dastaghir’s suggestion, named it One Hotel. They divided the space into 11 rooms (Boetti’s favorite number, due to its doubled nature), and the artist stayed in Room 11 during each of his visits, twice a year until 1979.