Project Description

Duane Michals

Curated by Enrica Viganò

Comprehensive retrospective, developed in collaboration with Fundación Mapfre Madrid, dedicated to Duane Michals, one of those contemporary photographers who reinvented the photographic language with the greatest intensity. An artist between photography and poetry, Michals is one of the most prestigious names of American avant-garde. In the 1960s, he shapes a new approach to photography which doesn’t pretend to record accomplished facts, “the decisive moment”, or to face metaphysical aspects of life.

“When you look at my photographs, you are looking at my thoughts.” In these words lies the key to Duane Michals’s body of work: a body of work which corresponds to his philosophy of life.

The exhibition is displayed along a path divided in various sections showing the different expressive modalities Michals gradually invented, as well as the different series he created on specific topics overtime.

Opening dates
4th May – 29th July 2018

Opening times
wednesday – sunday 11-19

Exhibition developed by

Fondazione Ettore Fico
Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid
With the contribution of
Regione Piemonte
Under the patronage of
Città di Torino
Part of
Fo.To – Fotografi a Torino
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