Sugimoto will speak at the Collège de France, at the Amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre in Paris, as part of its festivities celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera. The artist has created a ballet for the opera, which will open in September.
Following a successful renovation of the museum’s lobby by Hiroshi Sugimoto, the museum began working with Sugimoto to develop a concept design for the garden. The new vision will create spaces for large-scale contemporary works and performances, as well as intimate spaces for the museum’s modern masterpieces. Initial concept designs also include reopening the underground passage, which has been closed for 30 years, but was an important element in architect Gordon Bunshaft’s original design, connecting the garden to the museum plaza.
“Quattro Ragazzi: Hopes and Illusions of the Momoyama Renaissance – Europe through the Eyes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and the Tensho Embassy” showcases the exuberant art and culture that flourished during the Momoyama period in Japan. The exhibition at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum in Nagasaki City, Japan, will also include Sugimoto's "Seascapes," as well as Tensho Embassy-related materials and artworks.
Sugimoto’s photographs are the subject of a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel. The exhibition includes a selection from his Diorama, Seascapes and Theater series.
For the Current Work lecture series at the Architectural League of New York, he will discuss four design projects:
• Commissioned to restore the 15th-century Go-Oh Shrine in Naoshima, Japan, he created what he describes as “an imaginary architecture” that pays homage to Shinto tradition.
• Enoura Observatory, the home of a cultural foundation Sugimoto started in 2009, doubles as an observatory for viewing the summer and winter solstices.
• Surface of Revolution, an exhibition in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles which will run from October 2018 to January 2019.
• Private Residence in Manhattan, a project in New York City.
Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs and architectural projects will be on display at an exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, in the gardens of the Grand Trianon. “Sugimoto will be the first contemporary artist to focus on the gardens,” says Catherine Pégard, the president of the Palace of Versailles.
Image Caption: Hiroshi Sugimoto in front of the Belvedere at the estate of Trianon.
Photo by TADZIO
Hiroshi Sugimoto brings traditional Japanese theater to Paris, France, as part of Le Festival d'Automne à Paris. The work, entitled Sambasô, divine dance, takes the audience back to the dawn of humanity in Japan. The artist's photographs inspired the set design, and Sugimoto himself designed the costumes for the performance. Performances will take place at Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin.
"Still Life" features forty photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sugimoto's work is reminiscent of that of the Flemish primitives - true precursors of photography - with whom they share many characteristics such as richness in details and depths, surprising light effects or thoughts on nature.
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.