Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time
15-12-05 Revista de Prensa
Until January 9th 2006
Publicado originalmente en
Hiroshi Sugimoto, a Japanese photographer and artist, first achieved recognition for his large images of the ocean. These powerful photographs of sky and water, shot in locations all over the world, made him one of Japan's most celebrated artists. But there is much more to Mr Sugimoto than oceanscapes, as this retrospective at the Mori Art Museum demonstrates. Indeed, the scale of his career, which has included nature photography, sculpture and architecture, is suggested by the show's centrepiece: a full-size Noh stage, designed by the artist (on which there will be two performances on October 19th and 20th, though seats are sold out, unfortunately).
This is a beautifully lit and mounted exhibition: all greys, blacks and dark tones, with the photographs shining like icons on the walls. Next year, the display will travel to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, before finishing at the Japan Society in New York.
Mori Art Museum, 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Roppongi 6-10-1, Minato-Ku, Tokyo. Tel: +81 (03) 5777-8600. Take the Oedo or Hibiya line to Roppongi Station. Open: daily, 10am-10pm (Tues until 5pm). See also the Mori's website.