Hiroshi Sugimoto - Black Box

Dark arts: Hiroshi Sugimoto thinks outside the black box

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s 'Black Box' has opened at Foam in Amsterdam, marking the third and last stop of the Japanese artist’s touring retrospective in Europe. Curator Philip Larratt-Smith explains that he opted for a title that was open to interpretation. He defines a black box as 'a camera where light is allowed to come in, printing on the negative to make the image; it can also be a coffin or the black box of an aircraft'. To wit, these multiple readings are present in the works.

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