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Mutina presents a new exhibition project

September 2021

DIN by Konstantin Grcic meets Luigi Ghirri - Between the Lines in a new exhibition being curated by designer tile brand, Mutina.  Curated by Sarah Cosulich with works from the collection of Mutina CEO Massimo Orsini, it has been developed in dialogue with the new ceramic display of the DIN collection by Konstantin Grcic and the architecture of the new showroom Casa Mutina Milano designed by Patricia Urquiola.

Luigi Ghirri’s photographs offers evocative yet revolutionary ways to look at reality.  They intertwine Ghirri’s personal visual vocabulary with his ability to represent the “external” and give shape to a symbolic and existential account of human topography.

The selection of works in the exhibition includes Luigi Ghirri’s more conceptual works from the Seventies, from the series Atlas or Still-Life, to the images of street advertisements or everyday representations of natural versus “man-made” space.  The show also presents the artist’s enquiry into landscape which he carried out in the Eighties, from the photographic journeys of Paesaggio Italiano to his other travel diaries.

Luigi Ghirri - Between the Lines, is presented at Casa Mutina Milano on a particular ceramic display which interacts with the images. The setting is realised with DIN – the new collection designed by Konstantin Grcic –, whose structure and color shades provide a surprising backdrop to Luigi Ghirri’s photographs, creating unexpected readings of the artist’s work.

Both the selection of photographs and choice of display emphasize Ghirri’s obsession with framing and his ability to construct a universal space of vision within the space of experience. Lines in his work represent a way to enclose yet expose: they appear as a structure of thought, a tool for orientation and, at the same time, a method to open up images to infinity. Underlining the importance of framing - which Ghirri achieves directly through his gaze and rarely through subsequent image editing - is for the artist a way of coming closer to reality, as if the idea of the border would unfold the image much beyond what is contained in it.

It will be open from Sunday September 4th to Friday September 10th, from 10am to 7pm.

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