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Hiroshi Sugimoto

Oct 26 — Dec 22, 2023

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of two important new bodies of work by Hiroshi Sugimoto. In both series, the artist incorporates photographic techniques and materials into classical Japanese art forms, producing works that draw from the country’s spiritual history. Two immense folding screens, known as byobu, feature photographs of Japanese landmarks of sacred significance, delicately printed onto rice paper. The graphically striking series Brush Impression presents cameraless, one-of-a- kind calligraphic photographs made by painting Japanese characters onto light sensitive paper using photographic chemicals. Sugimoto’s ever-evolving artistic career has spanned nearly five decades, and this exhibition will be his sixteenth with the gallery since 1991. Concurrently, the Hayward Gallery in London will present a major retrospective of the artist’s work, on view from October 11, 2023, until January 7, 2024.


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