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"Architecture of Time: Works by Hiroshi Sugimoto"
2002-08-03 until 2002-09-21
Stills Gallery and Fruit Market Gallery
UK United Kingdom
World-leading photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto receives the first major solo showcase of his
work in the UK this summer across two award-winning Scottish galleries, The Fruitmarket
Gallery and Stills, Edinburgh.
Opening Saturday 3 August, Hiroshi Sugimoto, The Architecture of Time is a co-operation
between The Fruitmarket Gallery, widely recognised as Scotland’s leading international
contemporary art space, and Stills, the nation’s pre-eminent resource and gallery centre for
photographic and digital media.
The Edinburgh International Festival event marks the inaugural production of large-format work
by Sugimoto whose only tool is a wooden 19th century American box camera with constant
settings. Only one copy of each silver gelatine print will be created for The Architecture of Time
and will not be seen again until an American retrospective of work touring the USA in 2003.
More than thirty works will be on display, from three key photographic series that continue to
direct the New-York based artist’s vision and consistently reflect his enormous tonal range and
themes of the co-existence of the corporal and spiritual, and the paradoxes of time.
Architectures (1997– ) and Pinetrees (2002– ), specifically realised for this exhibition, will be on
display at The Fruitmarket Gallery. Seascapes (1990– ) will be mounted at Stills, a two-minute
walk from The Fruitmarket Gallery.