hiroshi sugimoto: revolution

hiroshi sugimoto: revolution

‘revolution 001′, 1990 by hiroshi sugimoto n. atlantic ocean, newfoundland gelatin silver print 94 x 47 inches image © hiroshi sugimoto

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: revolution ‘revolution 006′, 1990 by hiroshi sugimoto atlantic ocean, north cape gelatin silver print 94 x 47 inches image © hiroshi sugimoto

hiroshi sugimoto: revolution ‘revolution 011′, 1992 by hiroshi sugimoto red Sea, safaga gelatin silver print 94 x 47 inches image © hiroshi sugimoto

hiroshi sugimoto: revolution ‘revolution 003’, 1990 by hiroshi sugimoto n. atlantic ocean, newfoundland gelatin silver print 94 x 47 inches image © hiroshi sugimoto

hiroshi sugimoto: revolution (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: revolution (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

  • does size make this important ? And it so by whose standards ?
    if this was small scale, would it even be noticed ?
    What is the intellectual scale to measure this work by ?
    ….paedra.com

    Paedra
    Oct 24, 2012
  • I like it. It reminds me of Mark Rothko…

    Tobias Grendelmeier
    Oct 24, 2012
  • sorry, but this is ridiculous!
    no point at all!
    this is too basic!

    ANTc
    Oct 24, 2012

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