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ARCHIVED Hiroshi Sugimoto Exhibition – Guided Tour

Thursday 30 November 2023 / 12:00pm
Hiroshi Sugimoto Exhibition – Guided Tour

Thursday 30 November 2023

Hayward Gallery
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

Booking Details
Free – booking essential
Japan Society members and their guest only

Booking deadline: Monday 27 November 2023
Spaces are limited and therefore early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Please note this event is now fully booked. Please sign up using the form below to be added to the waiting list.

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The Japan Society is delighted to invite members to a guided tour of Hiroshi Sugimoto at Hayward Gallery, the largest survey to date of the internationally renowned artist.

Over the past 50 years, Sugimoto has created some of the most alluringly enigmatic photographs of our time: pictures that are precisely crafted and deeply thought-provoking, familiar yet tantalisingly ambiguous. Featuring key works from all of the artist’s major photographic series, this survey exhibition highlights the artist’s philosophical yet playful inquiry into our understanding of time and memory, and the ambiguous character of photography as a medium suited to both documentation and invention.

This event is a great opportunity to view the works with the guidance and insights of Hayward Gallery Assistant Curator, Thomas Sutton, who leads us through the exhibition discussing the artist, ideas and techniques behind the artworks. 

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Hiroshi Sugimoto divides his time between Tokyo and New York City. Studying economics and Western philosophy, he received a B.A. from St. Paul’s University in Tokyo in 1970, and in 1974 obtained a B.F.A. in photography from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Over the past five decades, his photographs have received international acclaim and have been presented in major institutions across the globe.

Whilst best known as a photographer, Sugimoto has more recently added architecture and sculpture to his multidisciplinary practice and has been the artistic director and producer of a number of theatre/dance performances.

If you have any questions, please call The Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email

Images: Installation view of Hiroshi Sugimoto, Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Model 006 (left) Photo by Mark Blower. Courtesy of the artist and the Hayward Gallery. Hiroshi Sugimoto (right). Courtesy of Sugimoto Studio.

In partnership with Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery

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