Hiroshi Sugimoto, whose dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History first brought him acclaim more than thirty years ago, returns to the New York City landmark—accompanied by The New York Times—with his R. H. Phillips and Sons 8 x 10 camera to capture nine new dioramas. The striking images, comprised predominantly of plant and animal life, capture what the artist imagines the earth will look like after humankind and animal life has disappeared. The work raises issues of memory, time, and their preservation. The artist began working on this ongoing dioramas series, which has historically focused on scenes of animals captured in nature, in the late 70s, returning again in 1982 and most recently nearly two decades ago, in 1994. Click here to read more in The New York Times.
Sugimoto is currently featured in the inaugural exhibition at Pace London’s flagship gallery at 6 Burlington Gardens, Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, on view through November 17.