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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Giacometti / Sugimoto: Staged

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Past Presence 070, Tall Figure III, Alberto Giacometti, 2016.

Until June 23
5, rue Victor Schoelcher 75014 Paris, France

Hiroshi Sugimoto started taking photographs in the 1960s, when he was in high school. He would take his small camera to the cinema and shoot images on the screen, stars like Audrey Hepburn. In the 1970s, Sugimoto moved to New York City, where he has lived ever since, and began taking “time exposed” photographs, which he sees as time capsules for life’s milestones. For “Staged,” Sugimoto has photographed some of the masterpieces in the museum’s sculpture garden, both in broad daylight and at dusk. The images will be paired with masterpieces by Giacometti and ancient Noh masks from Sugimoto’s private collection. —Elena Clavarino

Photo: © Hiroshi Sugimoto/© Estate of Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP 2024