LUIGI GHIRRI @ APERTURE: THROUGH 1/29/9.
Luigi Ghirri (1943-1992) was a photographer who thrived in his native Italy but is relatively unknown here. Aperture Gallery is correcting this unfortunate situation by presenting both the first state-side major exhibition and the first English language book of his work. The book is especially important because Ghirri was apparently a wonderful writer whose essays conveyed both his enthusiasm for and knowledge of the art of photography. The show is not to be missed either, of course; Ghirri’s belief that the local and universal were intertwined comes through beautifully in these prints of maps, signs and advertisements from the streets of Italy. You should go.
It’s beautiful here isn’t it…Photographs by Luigi Ghirri
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