Hiroshi Sugimoto ORIGINS OF ART | History


Date: Sun. 29 May 2011 - Sun. 21 August 2011
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time) Open everyday

Organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation
Cooperation provided by Odawara Art Foundation, Gallery Koyanagi, IZU PHOTO MUSEUM, The Kyoto Costume Institute

Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) FREE
Passport ¥2,500 (The passport is valid for one person throughout the period [to 6 November, 2011] and unlimited entry.)
* Ticket valid for admission to Permanent Collection.
* Free-admission Day: 20, 21 August 2011

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s strikingly beautiful works have captivated viewers the world over with their unique concepts and masterful technical command of the photographic medium. In an effort to present the full depth of his artistry, starting from November 2010, the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA) is holding an unprecedented yearlong series of four exhibitions by a single artist entitled Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Origins of Art, thematically organized under the headings “Science,” “Architecture,” “History” and “Religion.”
Says Sugimoto, “The time has come for us to look back in order to read the unknowable that lies ahead.”For art to reawaken our powers of imagination and expression, art must retrace its sources and seek out the
very beginnings of consciousness.
This third exhibition entitled “History” includes Sugimoto’s Photogenic Drawings printed from paper negatives created by the inventor of negative-positive photography William Henry Fox Talbot, Stylized Sculpture images of the changing forms of twentieth century fashion in social context and other works of historical inquiry. By examining change via the overwhelming
realism of Sugimoto’s photographs, we hope viewers will give thought to the curiously modern relationship between photo images and history—and further to question Just what is history? How does it figure in the advancement of humankind?

1. Elizabeth Ⅰ, 1999
2. Stylized Sculpture 008, 2007 (Yves Saint Laurent 1965)
Dress: Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute
3. Photogenic Drawing 015, Believed to be Mlle. Amélina Petit, Talbot Family Governess, circa 1840 –1841, 2008
4. Permian Land, 1992

all images ©Hiroshi Sugimoto / Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
reproduction forbidden

Related Programs * More details (in Japanese)

Curator's Talk
Every Sunday during the exhibition, 11 June, 9 July and 13 August / 14:00 -

Corporate Sponsored Day
11 June, 2011
Admission is free for all visitors.
Sponsored by Benesse Holdings, Inc., OMIYAGE SHOP MIU, Social Welfare Corporation TOYUKAI BENIYAMASOU, (alphabetical order)

Corporate Sponsored Day
Saturday 9 July, 2011
Admission is free for all visitors.
Sponsored by Benesse Holdings, Inc., NIPPON EXPRESS CO.,LTD. KAGAWA BRANCH, Fine Arts Department, (alphabetical order)

"matohu" mini fashion show
Talk event: Akiko Fukai and "matohu"

23 July, 2011 / Open 19:00, Start 19:20

Corporate Sponsored Day
Saturday 13 August, 2011
Admission is free for all visitors.
Sponsored by Kodomo Kaiga Zoukei Kyoushitsu Atelier K, , , NIPPON EXPRESS CO.,LTD. KAGAWA BRANCH, Fine Arts Department,, hair space Jaxon (alphabetical order)

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21 November, 2010 - 6 November, 2011

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21 November, 2010 - 8 October, 2011

Workshop * More details (in Japanese)

mimoca family tour.
11 June, 2011

Take the photograph of time!
First day: 3 July 2011 / 10:00 - 11:30
Second day: 7 August 2011 / 13:00 - 15:00

MIMOCA Family Tour
9 July 2011 / 11:00 -