In the exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto – Black Box, Foam presents an overview of the most iconic photographic works by Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo). This Japanese artist is renowned for his mastery of the darkroom and the profound conceptual and philosophical implications of his work. 

Sugimoto’s large-format black-and-white photographs reveal the hand of a master craftsman. The exhibition comprises a selection of 34 prints from over 40 years of artistic activity, including the series Theaters (1976-ongoing), Lightning Fields (2006-ongoing), Dioramas (1976-2012), Portraits (1994-1999) and Seascapes (1980-ongoing). Taken as a whole, his work constitutes a profound meditation on the nature of perception, illusion, representation, life, and death.

Opening and Press Previews
The exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto – Black Box opens on Thursday 15 December 2016, in the presence of guest curator Philip Larratt-Smith.
Simultaniously with Sugimoto, the exhibitions Harley Weir – Boundaries and Foam 3h: Sofia Borges – Black Chalk and White Charcoal or the Myth of the Absent Matter will also be opened.
You are welcome from 5.30 pm onwards.

Press Previews for Hiroshi Sugimoto are possible in the week of 15 December. For an appointment and/or interview with the curator you can contact the Press Office | phone number +31 (0)20 5516500.

Black Box, by Hiroshi Sugimoto can be seen from 16 December 2016 – 8 March  2017 at Foam. Open daily 10 am – 6 pm, Thurs/Fri 10 am – 9 pm.
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This exhibition was organised by Fundación MAPFRE in collaboration with Foam. 

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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