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Willie Doherty
1959, Derry, Regno Unito
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Doherty’s work has focused since the 1980s on the themes of representation, the over-codification of the landscape and the rhetoric of identity. Having witnessed Bloody Sunday first-hand, and having seen the media deny that any massacre had in fact taken place in Derry on 30 January 1972, the whole event was for Doherty an illuminating experience on the untrustworthiness of communication. Perhaps for this reason, his work has always been directed towards undermining any unequivocal, pre-packaged interpretation of reality and towards inviting the viewer to evaluate independently the position to adopt with respect to what is being shown. His black-and-white photographs of the 1980s and 1990s show contemporary viewers a reality on which time and history have inevitably left their marks, to whom, today, we can’t give a certain interpretation.

10 years old

2007-2017: a history of the world told through the images of the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena Collection

March 11 - April 30, 2017

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Contemporary Photography from North-West Europe

Tom Sandberg. Around Myself

September 18, 2015 - January 10, 2016

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Willie Doherty

Derry, 1985,

Inkjet pigment print

40 x 54 cm

© the artist

Willie Doherty

Healights Border Road at Dusk, 1993

Lambda print on gelatin silver paper

122 x 183 cm

© the artist

Willie Doherty

Against the Wall, Alleyway Used For Cover on January 30th, 1972, 1992

Lambda print on gelatin silver paper

122 x 183 cm

© the artist