Cahiers d’Art celebrates the 100th issue of the revue with Hiroshi Sugimoto. The issue, a true tribute to Sugimoto, is rooted in “The World is Dead Today,” a story written by Sugimoto for his exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo, in which his photographic works are juxtaposed against his eclectic antiques collection recounting the end of modernity.
Issue No. 1, 2014 is a rare opportunity to see unpublished works reproduced at the highest standard. Serpentine Gallery co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist interviewed Sugimoto for the issue and Akiko Miki, Chief Curator, Palais de Tokyo, has contributed an important text on the artist’s work. The issue also includes an essay from Daniel Birnbaum on Ulf Linde’s exploration of the mathematical dimensions to Duchamp’s oeuvre in addition to a reprint of an archival article from a 1929 Cahiers d’Art presentation on Brancusi’s work, including photographs and a statement written by Brancusi accompanied by a text from surrealist playwright Roger Vitrac.
Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948) is a Japanese photographer currently dividing his time between Tokyo, Japan and New York City, United States.
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist is an art historian and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery.
Akiko Miki is Chief Curator of the Palais de Tokyo.
Daniel Birnbaum (b. 1963) is the director of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Roger Vitrac (1899–1952) was a French playwright and poet.