The Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) was one of the pioneers of colour photography in Europe. The exhibition The Map and the 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.
Exhibition organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, in collaboration with Museum Folkwang, Essen, and Jeu de Paume, Paris
Curator: James Lingwood