On the occasion of its 20th exhibition, the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent gives a carte blanche to Japanese artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto. For Accelerated Buddha, the Fondation juxtaposes Sugimoto's artworks with antique masterpieces from his personnal collection.
The works include an art video of the thousand Bodhisattva of Sanjûsangendo — a 13th century temple in Kyoto — will be presented. A process of accelerated photographs makes us see the thousand Buddhas becoming a million.
Hiroshi Sugimoto is a major figure in contemporary photography who pioneered the use of very long exposure times. His work explores time and man's relationship with reality.
Curators : Hiroshi Sugimoto / Emmanuelle de Montgazon
Set designers : Hiroshi Sugimoto / Christophe Martin
Accelerated Buddha is organized as part of the Festival d'automne à Paris
Photos © Luc Castel