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  • Hiroshi Sugimoto

    Mori Art Museum
    6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52/53F
    September 17, 2005–January 9, 2006

    Curated by David Elliott

    Exploiting the camera’s ability to copy with an intensity and subtlety that endows lifeless things with living presence, Hiroshi Sugimoto has led Japanese conceptual photography for the past thirty years. Co-organized by the Mori and Hirshhorn museums, Sugimoto’s first retrospective presents 145 images from his major series, made between 1974 and 2005. In addition to premiering a series of color photographs, the exhibition includes two new aluminum sculptures based on his 2004 photographic series “Conceptual Forms.” Sugimoto has also designed a Noh stage, on which a play will be performed.

    Travels to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Feb. 16–May 14, 2006; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Sept. 2006–Jan. 2007.