Japanese master Hiroshi Sugimoto brings a highly meditated conceptual element to his work, encouraging the spectator towards philosophical reflection. His famous Seascapes were shot with shutter speeds of up to three hours long at sites around the globe. Come spend an hour reflecting and meditating in front of these profound creations. Yoga teacher Anne Vide Ikeda will guide you through Zen style meditation combined with Yin yoga or Yang yoga.
The Monday evening Sunset Seascape Session (FULL) will focus on saluting the hectic workday and reconnecting body and mind through meditation and Yin yoga. Tuesday morning’s Sunrise Seascape Session focuses on entering the new day in balance through meditation and Yang yoga.
“The technique is very important to me. Knowing what my photography can do, my concept is adjusted to the limit of my technique. I see what the camera can see. I feel like I become a camera. My mind is a black box.” - Hiroshi Sugimoto
Seascapes Yoga Sessions © Foam
ABOUT ANNE VIDE IKEDA
Anne Vide Ikeda (Montreal, Canada) is a yoga teacher based in Amsterdam. She practices Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ying Yoga and Ayurveda. You will find Anne teaching a variety of classes incorporating the styles of Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin elements. As a life-long student, she continues to study Ayurveda and Yoga therapy, Chakra meditation and Thai Yoga Massage. She believes that yoga is about the connection of mind & body and that what lies behind the asana, is pure awareness.
ABOUT HIROSHI SUGIMOTO – BLACK BOX
In the exhibition, Foam presents an overview of the work of the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. The exhibition offers a survey of his work through his major series: Theaters (1976-ongoing); Lightning Fields (2006-ongoing); Dioramas (1976-2012); Portraits (1994-1999); and Seascapes (1980-ongoing). Sugimoto’s photography is characterised by great visual beauty and notable technical virtuosity, emphasised by his habitual use of large formats. Taken as a whole, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work constitutes a profound meditation on the nature of perception, illusion, representation, life and death.
The exhibition Black Box is on show at Foam until 8 March.
The exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto – Black Box was organized by Fundación MAPFRE in collaboration with Foam.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.