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Photogenic Drawings

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Photogenic Drawings

Time: August 4, 2011 to September 18, 2011
Location: Modern Art Galleries
Street: 75 Belford Road
City/Town: Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
Website or Map: http://www.nationalgalleries.…
Phone: +44 (0)131 624 6200
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Edinburgh International Festival
Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2011

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Event Description

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Edinburgh International Festival are delighted to announce a major new exhibition of one of the world’s leading artists, the renowned Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The Photogenic Drawings series was inspired by the innovative techniques of the 19th century photographer, Henry Fox Talbot. Sugimoto has spent several years locating and acquiring Fox Talbot’s rare and vulnerable negatives from which to make his own photographs. This revelatory exhibition will allow audiences to experience first hand Sugimoto’s exploration of the very nature of photography.

Born in Tokyo in 1948, Hiroshi Sugimoto now divides his time between Japan and his studio in New York.  He has exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; the Serpentine Gallery, London; and the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris. In 2009 he was awarded the Praemium Imperiale, an arts prize awarded by the imperial family of Japan on behalf of the Japan Art Association.


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