Hiroshi Sugimoto: From Naked to Clothed

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Hiroshi Sugimoto: From Naked to Clothed

Long before the advent of Photoshop and digital retouching, Hiroshi Sugimoto had discovered the potential of photography to serve as a work of fiction, rather than an accurate representation of reality. In his 'Dioramas' series, he photographed museum dioramas in such a way that they might easily be mistaken for the real thing – a trick that he would repeat with waxwork figures in 'Portraits'. Both series will be on display in this show at the Hara Museum, which centres on Sugimoto's 'Stylized Sculpture', in which he photographs iconic works of 20th century fashion as worn by mannequins, rather than real people.