Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Machine

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Magical Images that defy Time

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Magical images that defy time from the grand master of conceptual photography.

Through his expansive exploration of the possibilities of still images, the internationally renowned artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto has created some of the most alluringly enigmatic photographs of our time; pictures that are meticulously crafted and deeply thought-provoking, familiar yet tantalisingly ambiguous.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Machine is a comprehensive survey of work produced over the past five decades, featuring selections from all of Sugimoto’s major photographic series, as well as lesser-known works that illuminate his innovative, conceptually-driven approach to making pictures. Texts by a collection of international writers, artists and scholars – including Geoffrey Batchen, Edmund de Waal, Mami Kataoka, Ralph Rugoff, Lara Strongman and Margaret Wertheim – will highlight his work’s philosophical yet playful inquiry into the nature of representation and art, our understanding of time and memory, and the paradoxical character of photography as a medium suited to both documenting and invention.

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Weight 1740 g
Dimensions 27.2 x 29.6 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 19 January 2024
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by James Attlee, Geoffrey Batchen, Allie Biswas, David Chipperfield, Edmund de Waal, Mami Kataoka, Ralph Rugoff, Lara Strongman, and Margaret Wertheim
Dimensions 27.2 x 29.6 cm
Weight 1740 g

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The enigmatic works of Japanese photographer HIROSHI SUGIMOTO (*1948, Tokyo) fundamentally questioned the understanding of photography. He studied sociology and politics in Tokyo, before moving to Los Angeles to study photography in the early 1970s. In 1974 he settled in New York, where he created his first series Dioramas. His main artistic interests include architecture, abstract forms and intangible phenomena.