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"Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Architecture of Time"
2001-09-27 until 2001-12-02
In a solo exhibition designed specially for the architecture
of the house, the Kunsthaus Bregenz will show photographs
from three series of works by the Japanese photographer
Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1949 in Tokyo, lives in New York).
During his studies of art, Sugimoto, who left Japn in 1970
and went to Los Angeles, was influenced by American
Minimal- and Concept Art.
This is revealed not only in the
serial nature of his photographs, but above all in the
reduction and concentration of the pictorial vocabulary which
gives his subjects the aura of quiet and timelessness which
distinguishes his photographic work.
Five central photographic series determine his work to date:
Dioramas and Wax Museums (both since 1976), Theaters
(since 1978), Seascapes (since 1980), and Architecture
Impressed by Peter Zumthorīs architecture, Sugimoto
decided to present 21 photographs from the series of the
Seascapes and 13 photographs from the Architecture series
for the first time in large format. The new monumental
group Pinetrees was created especially for the Bregenz
exhibition and is based on the tradition of Japanese
A catalogue-book as well as a artistīs book designed by
Hiroshi Sugimoto will appear on the occasion of the
Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2001,