Memories of Origin - Hiroshi Sugimoto & Memories of Origin Director's Talk

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This documentary follows 200 days in life of the contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto – a leading presence in the world of modern art. He has taken the medium of photography and perceiving it as a form of conceptual art, has extended the barriers of expression.

He is the winner of many prestigious awards and his photographs are sold for millions of yen at overseas auctions. The film shows the sites of the Architecture series shot in southern France, the huge installation artwork at 17th Biennale of Sydney, his new work Mathematics at Provence, his art studio at New York while working on Lightning Fields, his recent direction and production of tradition Japanese performance art and so on. It thoroughly pursues the question Sugimoto’s works pose – “living in modern times, what are these works trying to tell us?” A thrilling look into the world of Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Join us at 5 PM on Monday, November 23, when Art and Film Educator and Critic Scarlet Cheng and Director Yuko Nakamura discuss Hiroshi Sugimoto’s art, artistic approach and philosophy on creativity and life. The discussion will leverage the theme of the Windowology exhibition with focus on Sugimoto’s view of the camera itself and the frame as windows for capture and presentation. It will also explore the meaning of going beyond the boundary of the ‘window’ and into the realm of conceptual and performance aspects of artistic output and creativity.


Related Program

Director's Talk | Memories of Origin - Hiroshi Sugimoto


Related Exhibition

WINDOWOLOGY | New Architectural Views from Japan



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    Yuko Nakamura