"Luigi Ghirri. The Map and the Territory"


The Italian Cultural Institute in Paris co-operates in presenting the exhibit dedicated to Luigi Ghirri The Map and the Territory.
The exhibition surveys Ghirri’s work through the 1970s, the decade in which he created a body of photographic work without parallel in Europe at that time.
From the outset, his photography was marked by empathy for the ordinary and the everyday. He worked for the most part outside, walking the streets of Modena, the small city in the province of Reggio Emilia where he lived, and going on “minimal journeys” to the towns and countryside nearby.
He was interested in «ephemeral architecture, the world of the provinces, objects that are considered bad taste that for me never have been so, objects charged with desires, dreams, collective memories».
from 12/02/2019 to 02/06/2019
To promote the photographer’s work, in 1992 the heirs created the Archivio Luigi Ghirri in his last residence in Roncocesi (Reggio Emilia).
Films are preserved in the Panizzi Library in Reggio Emilia.
Exhibition organized by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, in collaboration with Jeu de Paume , Paris, and Folkwang Museum, Essen
With the support by the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Parigi
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