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Hiroshi Sugimoto presentation

  1. 1. Hiroshi Sugimoto<br />Presented by <br />Jill Hayes<br />The Spiritual in Contemporary Art<br />UMKC<br /> Spring Term 2011<br />
  2. 2. Sea of Buddha<br />Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Buddha, Black and White Photograph Series, 1995<br />
  3. 3. Sanjusangendo Temple (Exterior)<br />Kyoto, Japan <br /><ul><li> Sanjusangendo is a twelfth-century Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.
  4. 4. The temple houses 1000 identical life-sized Buddha (Bodhistva Kannon) statues
  5. 5. Sugimoto photographed the hall in 1995 to create a series of 48 black and white photographs</li></li></ul><li>Sanjusangendo Temple (Interior)<br />Hall of Thirty Three Bays / One Thousand Buddha<br /> The Buddha statues are arranged in 10 rows by 100 columns. In front and around some of these columns there are also 28 unique statues of guardian deities. Directly in the centre of these 1000 statues is a giant buddha statue covered in gold.<br />
  6. 6. Sea of Buddha<br />Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sea of Buddha, 1995 <br />(Exhibition Format) <br />
  7. 7. 7 Days / 7 Nights<br />Hiroshi Sugimoto, Seascapes Series, Black and White Photographs, 1980-2008, 7 Days / 7 Nights Exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in 2008. <br />
  8. 8. Seascapes, LigurianSea<br />Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ligurian Sea, Saviore, 1982<br /> (7 Days / 7 Nights Exhibition)<br />
  9. 9. Seascapes, Caribbean Sea<br />Hiroshi Sugimoto, Caribbean Sea, Jamacia,1980 (7 Days / 7 Nights Exhibition)<br />
  10. 10. Shinto Go-Oh Shrine<br />Hiroshi Sugimoto, artist and designer on the reconstruction project, 2002, Frontal view over the worship hall to the main sanctuary<br />Naoshima Island, Japan (top center, in yellow) <br />
  11. 11. Shinto Go-Oh Shrine<br />Exterior view and side view of the outside optical glass steps, 2002<br />
  12. 12. Shinto Go-Oh Shrine<br />Rock Chamber / Underground Chamber, An optical glass staircase leads from the worship hall to an underground chamber that represents the unity of heaven and earth.<br />
  13. 13. Bibliography<br />Batchelor, Stephen. "Seeing the Light: Photography as Buddhist Practice." In Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, edited by Jacquelynn Baas and Mary Jane Jacob, 141-145. Los Angeles, 2004.<br />Brougher, Kerry, "Impossible Photography," in Hiroshi Sugimoto, by Kerry Brougher and David Elliott, 21-31. Washington D.C.: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2006. <br />Elliott, David. "Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Faces of Infinity." In Hiroshi Sugimoto, by Kerry Brougher and David Elliott, 32-41. Washington D.C.: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2006.<br />Havinga, Anne E. "Landscapes from Nature, Landscapes of the Mind." In MFA Highlights: Photography, by Anne E. Havinga, Karen E. Haas and Nancy Keeler, 127-159. Boston: MFA Publications, 2008.<br />Spector, Nancy. "Reinventing Realism." In Sugimoto Portraits, by Tracey Bashkoff and Nancy Spector, 10-23. New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2000.<br />Sugimoto, Hiroshi. "Sea of Buddha" (Plate Description) In Hiroshi Sugimoto, by Kerry Brougher and David Elliott, 163. Washington D.C.: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2006.<br />Sugimoto, Hiroshi. "The Times of My Youth: Images from Memory." In Hiroshi Sugimoto, by Kerry Brougher and David Elliott, 10-19. Washington D.C.: Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2006.<br />Sugimoto, Hiroshi. "Appropriate Proportion" (Artist website) (Hiroshi Sugimoto, 2002, accessed 4 September 2011), available from http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/appropriate.html<br />No author, "Hiroshi Sugimoto: 7 Days / 7 Nights" (Press Release) (Gagosian Gallery, 2008, accessed 2 September 2011), available from http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/2008-11-06_hiroshi-sugimoto<br />
  14. 14. THE END<br />Questions Welcome<br />Completely Irrelevant Fact:<br />In 2009, the band U2 selected Sugimoto's seascape Boden Sea as the cover for their album, No Line on the Horizon. <br />No cash exchanged hands, rather the band and the artist have a barter agreement which allows Sugimoto to use the band's song "No Line on the Horizon" (partly inspired by the "Boden Sea" image) in any future project.<br />

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