Sans titre, 1975 © Luigi Ghirri

Exposition de Luigi Ghirri. La carte et le territoire

Musée Reina Sofía de Madrid. Du 25 septembre au 7 janvier 2019

The works revisit a major decade in the photographic research of Luigi Ghirri, namely the seventies. This was a crucial period for the photographer's career as he created a body of color images to capture the particulars of his conceptual style that is bound to be recognized and appreciated.

That same decade, the artist published one of the most iconic photo books of all: Kodachrome (1978), featuring one of the most famous exhibitions of the time: Vera Fotografía (1979). The images he collected at that time created a photographic language illustrating the culture and geography of modern Italy.

Luici Ghirri provided representations of the world through his photographs, his models or his posters. He was fascinated by the way representations were anchored in the world, the signs integrating the city or the landscape. The exhibition The Map and the Territory revisits projects by Luigi Ghirri such as Atlante, consisting of photos of pages from an atlas, or Natural Light, in which the author looks at how people photograph and are photographed.


From 25th september untill 7th january 2019

Musée Reina Sofía

Calle Santa Isabel, 52 28012 Madrid Espagna