August 25 through October 8, 2011
Mai 36 Galerie
RÄMISTRASSE 37 ZÜRICH + 41 (0)44 261 68 80 MAIL@MAI36.COM
In Ghirri’s second exhibition we will be exhibiting an extract from his Atlante project, together with a selection of vintage photographs made between the late 1970s and 1990. The exhibition allows an insight into a multilayered and influential body of work, that William Eggleston described as follows: I am extremely drawn to the minimal and more sublime aspects of Ghirri’s work, as well as those images that are more confounding – those in which you don’t know exactly what you are looking at, in which he is gently teasing the viewer about what is real and what is not. Since the early 1970s when Ghirri started to photograph his home region Emilia, in Northern Italy, his work has since developed a fascination for the everyday and seemingly marginal things. Seeing for him was a way of thinking, and thus his photos are always an attempt to look behind the objects he was photographing in order to perceive their being and their beauty.