Architecture of Time: Enoura Observatory, Where Consciousness and Memory Originate
[Gallery Lecture] December 15, 6 PM
Join exhibition artist Hiroshi Sugimoto for this introduction to Enoura Observatory, the headquarters of his Odawara Art Foundation, which received Japan Society grants 2011 and 2014 and opened to the public this October. Over the past decade, Enoura Observatory has become a major focus of Sugimoto’s practice. The campus includes capacious gallery and astronomical observation spaces, a tearoom, and an outdoor Roman-inspired stone amphitheater with a glass stage. Sugimoto will also discuss his other recent architectural projects and their connection to his photographic practice and exhibitions, including Gates of Paradise.
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Monsignor Timothy Verdon: Two Visions of Paradise
[Gallery Lecture] October 21, 6 PM
In the 15th century, Renaissance master artist Lorenzo Ghiberti innovated a new, humanistic form of sculpture in his Gates of Paradise—storied gilt bronze panels he created for the east portal of the Baptistery at the Florence Cathedral. Nearly 500 years later, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has memorialized Ghiberti's landmark achievement in a new series of monumental monochrome silver gelatin photographs, produced to scale. Join Monsignor Timothy Verdon, Ph.D., Canon of the Florence Cathedral and Director of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, for an inaugural lecture focusing on the legacy of Ghiberti's Gates, and Sugimoto's novel interpretation.
Next event10/21/2017 6:00 PM
The Southern Barbarians Arrive: Navigating the Nanban Screens
[Gallery Lecture] December 1, 6 PM
Screen paintings depicting Europeans in Japan (nanban byōbu) have long been admired for their vivid portrayals of the brief encounter between Japan and Europe in the Age of Exploration. Explore these images from Japan’s “Christian Century” with Prof. Matthew McKelway (Columbia University), who will address questions of artistic competition and collaboration, and the thematic adjustments that underlie what these works of art say about their time and audience.
Next event12/1/2017 6:00 PM