Hiroshi Sugimoto “Lost Human Genetic Archive”

Tokyo Photographic Art Musem

poster for Hiroshi Sugimoto “Lost Human Genetic Archive”
[Image: Paramount Theater, Newark(2015) Gelatin Silver Print ©Hiroshi Sugimoto/Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi]

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The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum will hold the “Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive” exhibition to celebrate the museum’s Grand Reopening and 20 Year Anniversary. Hiroshi Sugimoto is an artist, based in New York since the 1970s, who uses a large-format camera to produce minutely detailed photographic series, such as his “Dioramas” “Theaters”, “Seascapes”, etc., for which he has received international acclaim. In recent years he has presented exhibitions based on historical research while also applying himself to architecture, both in Japan and abroad, exerting a powerful influence in a wide variety of fields, ranging from contemporary art and architecture to design.
This exhibition will occupy two floors of the museum; dealing with the epic theme of “the demise of mankind and civilization”, it consists of three bodies of work: the world’s first showing of his latest series, “Abandoned Theater”, the first Japanese showing of his “Lost Human Genetic Archive” and a new installation work entitled “Sea of Buddhas”, which together present the artist’s view of history and the world.

[Related Events]
Talk with Hiroshi Sugimoto
Guests: Akira Asada (critic, contemporary philosopher), Kyoichi Tsuzuki (photographer, editor)
Date: Sep. 3 (Sat) 14:00–16:30
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Musem 1F Hall
Admission: Free with exhibition ticket. Tickets distributed at 1F Hall reception from 10:00 on first-come basis.

Film Screenings: Rashomon
Dates: Oct. 15–Oct. 21
Talk by Hiroshi Sugimoto on Oct. 19 (Wed) at 19:00 followed by screening
Venue: Yebisu Garden Cinema (Inside Yebisu Garden Place)
Please see the official website for details and reservations.

Screening of “Noh: Sugamozuka”
Written, arranged, and performed by Hiroshi Sugimoto
Date: Oct. 29 (Sat) from 14:00 and 18:00
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Musem 1F Hall
Admission: 1000 yen. Tickets on sale from 10:00 in Tokyo Photographic Art Musem 1F Hall reception.

*All events in Japanese. Please see the official website for details and information on more related events.



from September 03, 2016 to November 13, 2016



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