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Luigi Ghirri Fund
\'Paesaggi d\'aria\' - Cadecoppi – Dalla strada per Finale Emilia, 1989 – 1990 40,5x51 Ghirri Fund, Querini Stampalia Foundation
Luigi Ghirri
'Paesaggi d'aria' - Cadecoppi – Dalla strada per Finale Emilia, 1989 – 1990 40,5x51 Ghirri Fund, Querini Stampalia Foundation

In September 2015, the contemporary art collector and friend of “Querini Stampalia” Roberto Lombardi gave a number of works by Luigi Ghirri to the Venetian Institution as loan for use.    

 

The Fund has thirty-one photos, mostly from the group called “Il profilo delle nuvole” dated between 1985 and 1990.    

 

The series is conceived as an “artist’s book”: a story devoid of characters about the Po valley landscape, between Veneto, Emilia and Lombardia. While revisiting the photographed places, the author does not take into account the topographic dislocation, but rather he follows a path inside the associative memory: melancholy, vagueness of memory, sense of levitation and fascination are the feelings that vivify his trip. Ghirri develops the project with Gianni Celati, who accompanies his friend’s gaze of narrator with a text. 

 

Once computerized and classified, the “Ghirri Fund” will be preserved among the rare and precious materials of the Library and made available to researchers.     

 

Periodically it will suggest a number of research activities, in-depth analysis, combinations, comparisons and thematic incentives, starting from the extraordinary visual sensitivity of this Italian artist.      

 

A new publishing series of notebooks published thanks to the collaboration of Galleria Massimo Minini in Brescia, will give back gradually the considerations resulting from the specific activities.

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