Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sugimoto on Memory

I have to confirm everything by my eye.
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To me, photography functions as a fossilization of time.
Hiroshi Sugimoto

In the video below, photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto talks about his artistic process, techniques and tools, his visions for his exhibitions, and how he documents memory and time through his work.

Sugimoto is especially well-known for his seascapes, waxworks, movie theatres, dioramas and Buddhist sculptures. (See the images at the links below.) Sugimoto's work is in many public collections, including those of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery London, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo.

In this next short, "In the Studio with Hiroshi Sugimoto"(Meredith Danluck, The New York Times, June 12, 2102),  Sugimoto talks about photography, nature, and spirituality:

An exhibition of Sugimoto's work, "Couleurs de L'Ombre", was on view earlier this year at the International Photography Festival Les Recontres d'Arles (Sugimoto: Les Recontres d'Arles).

Sugimoto is the subject of the documetary Memories of Origin (2012).

Hiroshi Sugimoto at Fraenkel GalleryGagosian GalleryGuggenheim MuseumHirshhorn Museum, Pace Gallery, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

Art21: "Memory" (Sugimoto appears in Chapter 10 of this program.)

Hiroshi Sugimoto on FaceBook

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