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Friday, July 15, 2011

KAGAWA

"Hiroshi Sugimoto Origins of Art: History"

Marugame Genichiro-inokuma Museum Of Contemporary Art


By TOMOKO HORI

A year-long project, "Origins of Art" is a four-part exhibition, which began at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art in November last year. Its aim is to explore the inspirations behind Sugimoto's photography.

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"Stylized Sculpture 008 (Yves Saint Laurent dress designed in 1965)" (2007) DRESS: COLLECTION OF THEKYOTO COSTUME INSTITUTE; C HIROSHI SUGIMOTO/COURTESY OF GALLERY KOYANAGI

So far, two shows have been held, one exploring science and the other architecture as influences on Sugimoto's works. This third installment focuses on history, as Sugimoto says: "The time has come for us to look back in order to read the unknowable that lies ahead."

Sugimoto (b. 1948), a prolific photographer, is also known as an ardent collector of a wide range of artworks. In addition to his photos, which include his "Photogenic Drawings" and "Stylized Sculpture" series, some artifacts from his personal collection are on display; till Aug. 21.

Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art; (0877) 24-7755; 80-1 Hamamachi, Marugame-shi, Kagawa; in front of Marugame Station, JR Yosan Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥950. www.mimoca.org.

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