Luigi Ghirri – Between the Lines
Casa Mutina Milano, via Cernaia 1A
The exhibition Luigi Ghirri – Between the Lines – curated by Sarah Cosulich with works from the collection of Mutina’s CEO Massimo Orsini – has been conceived specifically for the spaces of Casa Mutina Milano. Luigi Ghirri’s photographs offers evocative yet revolutionary ways to look at reality. They intertwine Ghirri’s personal visual vocabulary with his ability to represent the “external” and give shape to a symbolic and existential account of human topography.
The selection includes Luigi Ghirri’s more conceptual works from the Seventies, from the series Atlas or Still-Life, to the images of street advertisements or everyday representations of natural versus “man-made” space. The show also presents the artist’s enquiry into landscape which he carried out in the Eighties, from the photographic journeys of Paesaggio Italiano to his other travel diaries.
Luigi Ghirri – Between the Lines, is presented on a particular ceramic display which interacts with the images. The setting is realised with DIN, the new collection designed by Konstantin Grcic, whose structure and color shades provide a surprising backdrop to Luigi Ghirri’s photographs, creating unexpected readings of the artist’s work. Both the selection of photographs and choice of display emphasize Ghirri’s obsession with framing and his ability to construct a universal space of vision within the space of experience.
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