Hiroshi Sugimoto: On the Beach

Jan 24, 2015

Hiroshi Sugimoto: On the Beach

by John L. Tran

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photography is mesmerizing partly because of its other-worldly perfection — his black-and-white prints are flawless. On its own, however, this isn’t enough to justify the significance of his work in the contemporary art scene. His deadpan images of animal dioramas, waxwork figures ...

A modern annex for an old favorite

Nov 28, 2014

A modern annex for an old favorite

by C.B. Liddell

I always feel a little inadequate arriving at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, shambling up its gravel drive in my slovenly journalist garb and running one hand over my face to check if I’ve shaved that day. It’s such an elegant venue that ...

Tears shed for puppets in the City of Love

Oct 23, 2013

Tears shed for puppets in the City of Love

by Bronwyn Mahoney

Japanese photographer/artist Hiroshi Sugimoto is inescapable in Paris just now, with posters all over the Metro for his “Accelerated Buddha” exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent and “Sugimoto Bunraku: Sonezaki Shinju” (“The Love Suicides at Sonezaki”) at the Théâtre de la Ville ...