Folkwang Museum

Luigi Ghirri

Map and Territory

04 May - 22 Jul 2018

Luigi Ghirri, Orbetello, 1974, © Eredi Luigi Ghirri
Map and Territory
4 May –22 July 2018

The Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) was one of the pioneers of colour photography in Europe. The exhibition Map and Territory is the first comprehensive survey of Ghirri’s conceptual approach to be presented in Germany. His work, which is characterized by an acute sense of irony, focuses on the relationship between people and their natural and artificial environments. Ghirri’s range of motifs includes landscapes, still lifes, and architectural themes and is closely connected with the conceptual art of the 1970s.

The exhibition is a co-production with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris.

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