18 September, 2019
Wednesday 18 September, from 6pm to 8pm – Free entry to the signing
At the occasion of the release of his new book Architecture by Éditions Xavier Barral, Hiroshi Sugimoto will be at the Fondation HCB on September 18 from 6pm to 8pm.
In this publication, Hiroshi Sugimoto revisits the most emblematic buildings of modern architecture from around the world taken with a large-format camera enabling the photographer to set manually his focal point. Using this technique, each building acquire a particular blur.
Sugimoto invites the viewer on a journey beyond the architectural subject, questioning the role of architecture in our daily life as well as the role of photography in relation to surrouding buildings.
These iconic constructions become, through Sugimoto’s lens, fully-fledged pictorial artworks.
Architecture is the fourth title of a collection of five published by Éditions Xavier Barral on Sugimoto’s major series: Dioramas, Seascapes, and Theaters.
Born in Tokyo in 1948, Hiroshi Sugimoto moved to the United States in 1970 to study photography. A multi-disciplinary artist, Sugimoto works with photography, sculpture, installation, and architecture. His work deals with history and temporal existence by investigating, through a variety of subject matter, issues surrounding time, empiricism, and metaphysics.
Sugimoto has received a number of grants and fellowships, and his work is held in the collections of the London Tate Gallery, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of New York, among many others.
He lives and works in Tokyo and New York.