An image by Duane Michals that can be seen in the exhibition

Duane Michals’ poetic photographic images on display at Casa Garriga i Nogués

The exhibition offers a retrospective view of the work of this veteran American photographer.

Duane Michals’s vision is one of the most personal in all of 20th and 21st century American photography. At the age of 84 he is still active and few artists have blurred as many boundaries between photography and other disciplines such as poetry and painting, adding texts to his developed images and adding an extra dimension to his work. The exhibition can be seen at Sala Fundació Mapfre de la Casa Garriga i Nogués until 31 May and offers a journey through different stages in his development and through different expressive modalities.

One of the constant motifs in his work is his attempt to portray what cannot be seen, giving rise to a certain metaphysical element in his photography through which he explores themes like love, sex, death, the passing of time and dreams. Self-taught, he created one part of his work on commission which allowed him to work on the rest of his oeuvre with complete freedom to reflect his political ideas, aesthetic preferences and private emotions.

The exhibition, which is produced by Fundació Mapfre Casa Garriga i Nogués and curated by Enrica Viganó can be seen until 10 September.

Additional information is available here.

Publication date: Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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