HIROSHI SUGIMOTO – PAST AND PRESENT IN THREE PARTS
Author: Hiroshi Sugimoto
Title: Past and Present in Three Parts
Publisher: Chiba City Museum of Art, 2015
Dimensions: 19.3 x 1 x 26 cm
Past and Present in three parts
Chiba City Museum of Arts
Exhibition catalogue of Sugimoto’s major Exhibition “Past and Present in three parts”
“Dioramas”, – Sugimoto offers a series of photographs taken in New York’s Museum of Natural History. Simply by photographing the exhibition’s dioramas, Sugimoto consciously created a project that balances fact and fiction. The fictitiousness of these dioramas is evident when examined visually, three-dimensionally. In Sugimoto’s photographic interpretation, however, these pieces are made to appear in such a realistic manner that their previously undeniable fakeness was transformed into fact by way of a two-dimensional image.
“Theatres” – Bright light is the center of the composition, which is also the essence of the work. The screen incorporates the duration of the whole film, which needs 2 – 3 hours of exposure. Connections between the visual image of the theater’s interior and the idea of a time period – leading to an empty screen – shows a complex construction, on which this photographic work is based – a competent balance between two principles: form and content.
“Seascapes” – series presents one of Sugimoto’s quintessential searches: the ultimate balance and harmony of the two opposites: sky and water, a landscape devoid of subjective evaluations and attaining a formal perfection.
|Dimensions||19.3 × 1 × 26 cm|