Sugimoto, Hiroshi

Sugimoto, Hiroshi
▪ 2003

      In 2002 Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto had his first major solo exhibition in the U.K. as part of the annual Edinburgh International Festival. “The Architecture of Time” was presented at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Scotland's highly regarded contemporary art space, and the Stills Gallery, the country's leading centre for photography and digital media, from August 3 to September 21. The exhibition incorporated more than 30 large-scale images from Sugimoto's “Seascapes” and “Architecture” series and a new work, “Pinetrees,” a multipaneled piece he created specifically for the festival. “Time exposed” was the phrase Sugimoto used to describe his artistic effort, referring to the length of exposure (sometimes as long as an hour and a half or more) during which each image slowly burned onto the film. Photographed with a 19th-century large-format camera, long exposures, and 8 × 10-in (20 × 25-cm) negatives, Sugimoto's work had the meditative quality of Japanese art.

      Sugimoto was born in Tokyo in 1948 and received a B.A. in sociology and politics from St. Paul's University in Tokyo in 1970. In 1972 he obtained a B.F.A. in photography from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He conceived his first body of work, “Dioramas,” in 1976, two years after he had moved from California to New York. Photographing exhibits inside natural history museums, Sugimoto's images brought to life extinct creatures and prehistoric situations. The photographs took on a sense of authenticity that the museum dioramas themselves did not possess. In his next series, begun in 1978, he photographed movie theatres and drive-ins with an exposure the length of the film's duration. All that appeared visible in the photographs was the luminescent rectangular screen in the centre of the theatre and the surrounding architectural details.

      In December 1995 Sugimoto had a pivotal three-part exhibition of more than 120 photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Two years later the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles commissioned him to take architectural portraits of the world's iconic landmarks and buildings for an exhibition called “At the End of the Century: One Hundred Years of Architecture.” The exhibition debuted in Tokyo in 1998 and traveled to Mexico City, Cologne, Ger., and Chicago before it arrived in Los Angeles in April 2000. Also in the spring of 2000, the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin presented “Sugimoto: Portraits,” which traveled to New York City in 2001. Sugimoto's life-sized black-and-white images of figures from wax museums were photographed in the spirit of Renaissance portraiture. In many “Portraits” the subjects look as if they actually sat for the photographer.

      Sugimoto received the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award in 1999. In 2001 he won the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. The award was accompanied by a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Hasselblad Center in the Göteberg (Swed.) Museum of Art and celebrated Sugimoto as one of the most respected photographers of the age for his combination of “Eastern meditative ideas with Western cultural motifs.”

Marla Caplan

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto — (杉本博司, Sugimoto Hiroshi), born on February 23, 1948, is a Japanese photographer currently dividing his time between Tokyo, Japan and New York City, USA. His catalog is made up of a number of series, each having a distinct theme and similar… …   Wikipedia

  • Sugimoto — Hiroshi Sugimoto Cet article fait partie de la série Photographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto — Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2003 Hiroshi Sugimoto (jap. 杉本博司, Sugimoto Hiroshi, * 23. Februar 1948 in Tokio, Japan) ist ein japanischer Fotograf, der in New York, USA, lebt und arbeitet. Inhaltsv …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto — Sugimoto en 2008 Hiroshi Sugimoto (杉本博司, Sugimoto Hiroshi), né le 23 février 1948, est un photographe japonais partageant actuellement son temps entre Tokyo et New York. Son œuvre se compose de séries ayant chacune un thème différent mais pa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto — (杉本博司, Sugimoto Hiroshi? …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sugimoto — steht für: Sugimoto Haus, traditionelles Stadthaus in Kioto Sugimoto ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Aya Sugimoto (* 1968), japanische Sängerin Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto (1874–1950), japanische Schriftstellerin Hiroshi Sugimoto (* 1948),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hiroshi Takeyasu — Hiroshi Takeyasu, along with Reo Nagumo (dj nagureo) and Ohta Tomomi (e.o.s.), were the three original music composers for beatmania, the first Bemani series from Konami. He was the sound producer of the series when it first started (Reo Nagumo… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Su — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste der Persönlichkeiten der Stadt Tokio — Liste der Persönlichkeiten der Präfektur Tokio Folgende Persönlichkeiten sind in der Präfektur Tokio geboren. A Keiko Abe, Komponistin und Marimbaspielerin Ryotaro Abe, Komponist Ken Akamatsu, Mangaka Masami Akita, Musiker und Schriftsteller… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rembrandt-Umfeld — Selbstporträt, 1660, Kenwood House in London Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (* 15. Juli 1606 in Leiden; † 4. Oktober 1669 in Amsterdam; bekannt unter seinem Vornamen Rembrandt) gilt als einer der bedeutendsten und bekanntesten n …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”