The Sea and The Mirror

Exhibition identity and guide for Hiroshi Sugimoto's 'The Sea and The Mirror', the inaugural exhibition at Renzo Piano's Photography Pavilion at Château La Coste in Aix-en-Provence, France. Curator Philip Larratt-Smith carefully selected ten large-format works from the artist’s iconic Seascapes series to create a resonant and poetic presentation in dialogue with Piano’s architecture.

Sugimoto’s Seascapes take on special resonance in Piano’s Photography Pavilion. Situated amidst the vineyards that make up the rich domain of Château La Coste, the Photography Pavilion opens with a narrow corridor that widens out into a truncated triangular space. The play of the elements in Piano’s architecture meets the singular mixture of archaic and contemporary in Sugimoto’s art.

The exhibition represented a unique dialogue between two contemporary masters. Exhibition visual and guides were produced in both French and English.

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