Château La Coste's new Renzo Piano Photography Pavilion will be inaugurated with The Sea and the Mirror, an exhibition of photography by Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Curator Philip Larratt-Smith has made a careful selection of ten large-format works from the artist’s iconic Seascapes series to create a resonant and poetic presentation in dialogue with Piano’s architecture.
On the occasion of their 110th anniversary, the Japan Society presents Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise. This show explores one of the earliest encounters between Japan and the West in the 16th century, through the eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto. Charting the journey of four Japanese Catholic-converted boys, Sugimoto’s new monumental photographs navigate themes of hybridity and cultural exchange, marrying visual traditions from Japanese and Western art. Follow in the footsteps of the four boys and Sugimoto’s own journey in encountering this lost narrative of cross-cultural fusion.
In November, Sugimoto will present a new Noh play at the Japan Society, to coincide with the exhibit.