hiroshi sugimoto: revolution
museum brandhorst, münich
from october 25th, 2012 through to february 10th, 2013

 

 

one of the most well-known photographic artists of our time, hiroshi sugimoto, has developed a tailor-made concept for the small exhibition rooms in the museum brandhorst in münich with an exhibition entitled ‘revolution’. the fifteen large-format works depict images of the sea at night that trace the movement of the moon over a long period – and for a special presentation the pictures have been rotated at a 90°, transforming the horizons into figurative vertical lines.

 

this unexpected manipulation of the opus is characteristic of sugimoto’s approach, but also incorporates the familiar aspects of his artistic personality where for over thirty years sugimoto has portrayed the sea – always in the same, quintessential way. the collection spanning from 1989 through 1997, one can distinguish a subtle evolution of his technique, however always maintaining the distinctive characteristic elements of one of the most renowned photographer of our time.

hiroshi sugimoto presents 'revolution' at museum brandhorst, münich
‘revolution 006’, 1990 by hiroshi sugimoto
atlantic ocean, north cape | gelatin silver print | 94 x 47 inches | image © hiroshi sugimoto
(main) ‘revolution 001’, 1990 by hiroshi sugimoto
n. atlantic ocean, newfoundland | gelatin silver print | 94 x 47 inches
image © hiroshi sugimoto

hiroshi sugimoto presents 'revolution' at museum brandhorst, münich
‘revolution 011’, 1992 by hiroshi sugimoto
red Sea, safaga
gelatin silver print
94 x 47 inches
image © hiroshi sugimoto

hiroshi sugimoto presents 'revolution' at museum brandhorst, münich
‘revolution 003’, 1990 by hiroshi sugimoto
n. atlantic ocean, newfoundland
gelatin silver print
94 x 47 inches
image © hiroshi sugimoto

hiroshi sugimoto presents 'revolution' at museum brandhorst, münich
(L)’revolution 004′, 1990
n. atlantic ocean, newfoundland
gelatin silver print
94 x 47 inches
(R) ‘revolution 012’, 1992
east china sea, amakusa
gelatin silver print
94 x 47 inches
images © hiroshi sugimoto

hiroshi sugimoto presents 'revolution' at museum brandhorst, münich
(L) ‘revolution 002’, 1990
n. atlantic ocean, newfoundland
gelatin silver print
94 x 47 inches
(R) ‘revolution 009’, 1990
caribbean sea, yucatan
gelatin silver print
94 x 47 inches
images © hiroshi sugimoto