Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense

February 4–June 8, 2014
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
Since the mid-1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) has used photography to investigate how history filters down to the present. This exhibition brings together three series by the artist—habitat dioramas, wax portraits, and early photographic negatives—that present objects of historical and cultural significance from various museum collections. By photographing subjects that reimagine or record moments from history, Sugimoto illuminates the medium’s inextricable relationship to the past. 

Alexandria Sivak
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6473

You must be logged in to view this item.

This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.