HIROSHI SUGIMOTO “LOST HUMAN”

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

杉本博司「パラマウント・シアター」, ニューアーク 2015年, ゼラチン・シルバー・プリント © Hiroshi Sugimoto/Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi

Hiroshi Sugimoto “Paramount Theater” Newark, 2015, Gelatin Silver Print © Hiroshi Sugimoto / Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi

The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum will hold the “Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive” Exhibition to celebrate the museum’s Grand Reopening and 20 Year Anniversary. Sugimoto, in recent years, has presented exhibitions based on historical research while also applying himself to architecture, both in Japan and abroad, exerting a powerful influence in a wide variety of fields, ranging from contemporary art and architecture to design.

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This exhibition will occupy two floors of the museum; dealing with the epic theme of “the demise of mankind and civilization”, it consists of three bodies of work: the world’s first showing of his latest series, “Abandoned Theater”, the first Japanese showing of his “Lost Human Genetic Archive” and a new installation work entitled “Sea of Buddhas”, which together present the artist’s view of history and the world.

“Lost Human” which starts by presenting 33 scenarios describing the end of civilization will realize us the history behind the objects on display, and his latest works will present us with a valuable opportunity to contemplate the future in order to ensure that humanity and civilization do not become mere relics of the past. As related events, the talks with Akira Asada the critic of contemporary philosophy and Kyoichi Tsuzuki the editor, and the screening of special movies including “Abandoned Theater” as the world premier are planned.

Hiroshi Sugimoto “Lost Human Genetic Archive”
Date: September 3rd – November 13th, 2016
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Till 20:00 on Thursday & Friday)
Closed on Monday (Open Monday if it is a holiday, and close on Tuesday)
Place: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Address: Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Admission: Adult 1,000yen, College Student 800yen, Junior and High School Student & Senior 700yen
Tel: +81 (0)3 3280 0099
https://topmuseum.jp

Text: Aya Shomura

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