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Untitled (Turegano House #03), 2010 - Luisa Mabri

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Materials Laserchrome print
Certificate of authenticity Included (issued by gallery)
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Size: 32 x 26 IN

81.28 x 66.04 CM

Vendor:Luisa Lambri, Italy, b. 1969

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Luisa Lambri (born 1969 in Como, Italy)

Luisa Lambri, born in Como, Italy in the year 1969, is a distinguished Italian artist renowned for her contributions to the fields of photography and film. Presently, she is based in the thriving artistic hub of Milan. Her artistic endeavors are notably centered on themes associated with architecture and abstraction.

Luisa Lambri's artistic portfolio primarily delves into photography, with occasional forays into the realm of film. Her body of work stands as a testament to her engagement with a diverse array of subjects, all revolving around the profound intricacies of the human condition in relation to spatial environments. These subjects encompass the politics of representation, the historical legacy of abstract photography, Feminism, Modernism, identity, and history.

Through her artistic lens, Luisa Lambri critically examines the construct of Modernism, perceiving it as a predominantly male-dominated social and cultural creation. She undertakes a deconstructive exploration of spaces designed by iconic male architects, offering a distinctive, femininely informed perspective. Her artistic works shed light on the interplay of gender, space, and temporality, unveiling them as outcomes of intricate attribution processes that shape and perpetuate societal structures.

Formally, Luisa Lambri's artistic creations manifest as lyrical and understated abstract compositions, often characterized by lines and grids. Occasionally, these structured forms harmoniously coexist with untamed organic elements such as plants or flowers, which subtly take over the rigid constructs. The minimalistic nature of her photographs draws inspiration from early 20th-century abstract geometric painting, evoking a sense of transcendence and spirituality. Her oeuvre is deeply informed by the pioneering work of photographers such as Paul Strand, Edward Weston, and Tina Modotti, as well as contemporary artists like Cindy Sherman and Vija Celmins. Additionally, the Light and Space movement of Southern California, Brazilian neo-concrete art, and Minimalism serve as recurring points of reference.

In recent times, Luisa Lambri has ventured into photographing the works of renowned artists such as Lygia Clark, Donald Judd, and Robert Irwin. In acknowledging her artistic influences, Lambri credits visionaries like Gina Pane, Cindy Sherman, and Francesca Woodman.

Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions
Luisa Lambri's solo exhibitions have graced prestigious venues on an international scale, underscoring her prominence in the art world. Some notable exhibitions include:
- Hammer Museum in 2010
- Baltimore Museum of Art
- Menil Collection
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Italy
- Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1999
- Kettle's Yard, Cambridge University in 2000
- Menil Collection in Houston in 2005
- Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2010
- Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, in 2006
- Met Breuer in New York in 2016

Group Exhibitions
Luisa Lambri's works have been featured in numerous group exhibitions across the globe, highlighting their universal appeal. Some prominent institutions that have showcased her art include Tate Modern, London; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Yokohama Museum of Modern Art; Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena; Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; Barbican Center, London in 2014.
Biennials Luisa Lambri has been an active participant in various prestigious Biennials, further solidifying her position in the global art scene. Her contributions have been featured in the Venice Biennial in 1999 and 2003, the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2004 and 2010, 6th Liverpool Biennial in 2008, the 9th Shanghai Biennale in 2012, the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2017, as well as the 1st Cleveland Triennial in 2018. Notably, she was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennial in 1999, an honor that reflects the profound impact of her work showcased in the Italian Pavilion.

Luisa Lambri's artistic journey continues to captivate audiences globally, making her an influential figure in the world of contemporary art. Her unwavering commitment to exploring the intersection of architecture, abstraction, and the human condition resonates deeply with art enthusiasts and scholars alike.
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