How to Think Like Hiroshi Sugimoto

2 Dec 2023 2-3pm

Hayward Gallery
London SE1 8XX


Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff and a panel of experts discuss the inventive and inquisitive mind of Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Joining him are artist Katie Paterson, curator Lena Fritsch and critic Ravi Ghosh. Together they explore the different and sometimes contrasting sides of Sugimoto’s work including his abiding commitment to the craft of film photography and fascination with the camera’s ability to manipulate our perception of time.

Katie Paterson is a leading international artist who collaborates with scientists and researchers across the world. Paterson’s projects consider our place on earth in the context of geological time and change. Her artworks make use of sophisticated technologies and specialist expertise to stage intimate, poetic and philosophical engagements between people and their natural environment.

Dr Lena Fritsch is the curator of modern & contemporary art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. One of her main research areas is Japanese art and photography. She was co-curator of the 2022 Roppongi Crossing triennial of contemporary Japanese art at Mori Art Museum. In 2018 Fritsch published one of the first overviews on Japanese photography in English: Ravens & Red Lipstick: Japanese Photography since 1945.

Ravi Ghosh is a writer and critic based in London. His work on photography, pop music, British politics and visual art has been widely published and he also writes essays for photo books and other non-journalistic arts publications. Ghosh is deputy editor at the British Journal of Photography, where he commissions and writes stories on all aspects of contemporary photography.

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