Luigi Ghirri
The Map and the Territory
from 12 February 2019
until 02 June 2019
Jeu de Paume, Paris

This first retrospective of photographs taken outside his native Italy by Luigi Ghirri (1943- 1992) focuses on the 1970s. It covers a decade in which Luigi Ghirri produced a corpus of colour photographs unparalleled in Europe at that time.

This exhibition is based on the poetic map of the 1979 exhibition, which featured both highly structured projects such as Atlante (1973) – photographs of pages from atlases –, and Colazione sull'erba (1972-1974), in which the artist had observed and examined the interface between artifice and nature in the tinygardens of Modena, as well as more diverse groups such as Diaframma 11, 1/125, luce naturale (1970-1979), which dealt with the ways in which people took photographs and were photographed, or the landscape of the signs of provincial Italy in Italia Ailati and Vedute (1970-1979).


Watch the Video Portrait of the exhibition:

Curator : James Lingwood

Exhibition jointly organised by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, in collaboration with the Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the Museum Folkwang, Essen.

In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institut in Paris.

With the exceptional support of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Centro Studi e Archivio della Communicazione - Università degli Studi di Parma.

Thanks to the Hôtel Chavanel, Paris

Media partners: À NOUS PARIS, GRAZIA, Le Monde, Télérama, ARTE, Radio Nova
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