MAXXI opens Luigi Ghirri. Thinking images

. April 25, 2013

MAXXI opens Luigi Ghirri. Thinking images an exhibition on view from 24 April to 27 October 2013.

Luigi Ghirri, Marina di Ravenna, 1986. Courtesy Fototeca Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia ©Eredi Ghirri

Luigi Ghirri, Marina di Ravenna, 1986. Courtesy Fototeca Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia ©Eredi Ghirri

MAXXI is devoting a major anthological exhibition to the work of Luigi Ghirri, one of the undisputed masters of Italian photography. The exhibition is a joint venture between the museum and the municipality of Reggio Emilia, the city where the photographer lived and to which he left his archive. The original materials – photographs, galley proofs, books, catalogues and negatives – today conserved in the Biblioteca Panizzi, an institutional partner in the project, allow us to explore the diverse facets of this complex artistic figure.

The exhibition presents a brand-new overview of the photographer’s work through over 300 images, with particular attention being paid to the vintage prints produced directly by the artist.

The images will be accompanied by mock-ups for catalogues, published books, journals, reviews attesting to Ghirri’s activity as a publisher, critic and curator; a selection of photographs and artist’s books documenting his encounters and collaborations with Modena’s conceptual artists during the early 1970s; illustrated postcards and anonymous photographs collected by Ghirri, used to investigate his research into amateur photography and the stereotype of the landscape; a selection of books from Ghirri’s personal library that speak of his interests and cultural and artistic references; vinyl album covers that testify to Ghirri’s interest in music and his relationship with such artists as CCCP and Lucio Dalla. www.fondazionemaxxi.it

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