The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations recommended. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.
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Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto speaks about his recent projects, including the series Photogenic Drawings, which take as their subject early negatives made by W.H.F. Talbot between 1835–46. Last year Sugimoto returned to New York City's American Museum of Natural History—the site of some of his earliest work—to photograph new habitat dioramas. He also discusses his renewed interest in previous themes like architecture and movie theaters.

Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948) was educated at St. Paul's University in Tokyo and at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. His work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1994), the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin (1999), and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis (2006), among others. In 2005, a career retrospective was co-organized by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. Sugimoto has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Hasselblad Award in 2001. He lives and works in New York and Tokyo.

Complements the exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense.


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