The exhibition "Luigi Ghirri (non) places" (in Jesi, until 31 July, curated by Massimo Minini), tells the story of the great master of photography who investigated the world without imposing his own vision

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of his death, Cassa di Risparmio di Jesi Foundation, in the Renaissance headquarters of Palazzo Bisaccioni, celebrates Luigi Ghirri through an emotional story: an exhibition that reveals the way in which the master of contemporary photography enters into a relationship with things, focusing on his intimate need to photograph.

Dal 9 April to 31 July 2022, the Luigi Ghirri (non) luoghi -Luigi Ghirri (not) places exhibition, curated by Massimo Minini, consists of forty photographs from private collections. The aim of the exhibition project conceived by Roberta Angalone is to remember the artist by analyzing his photographic research from the point of view of motivations and feelings.

The exhibition itinerary: from the origins...

The exhibition opens with the introductory section dedicated to the life of Ghirri, born in 1943 in Scandiano (Reggio Emilia), and its approach to photography in the 70s, thanks to the assiduous attendance of the group of Modenese conceptual artists, which becomes the means of looking deeply into things, knowing their origin and becoming.

... to Aldo Rossi and the evocative force of the periphery

The itinerary continues with the sections dedicated to places, to non-places, to the faces of time, to art and finally to Aldo Rossi, with whom she shares an interest in the periphery, a space that, in the opinion of both, it embodies the evocative power of history and memory. Ghirri is attracted to the environment that man inhabits, the one in which he moves: not to changes in the landscape, but to changes in life.

Looking at (small) things without the veil of habit

Ghirri's is a universe at times melancholy, enchanted, suspended and romantic, which finds meaning in the little things, in the astonishment and in the wonder that comes from looking at things without the veil of habit.

Photography in balance between detection and detection

Through his shots, Ghirri demonstrates how photography is generator of possible worlds, never artificial and unreal, but which always tell the perception of another truth, the result of the perfect “balance between detection and revelation”. Throughout her career, she photographs a huge amount of different subjects, deciding not to identify with a genre or style, since she considers this a risky choice, a limitation of freedom of expression.

Investigations that lend themselves to infinite interpretations

Ghirri's is a photograph that is opposed to any kind of 'censorship' linguistic; even his investigations remain deliberately open, do not tend to a single and definitive answer but lend themselves to infinite combinations and interpretations, consistent with his idea of photography.