"Go-oh Shrine" (2002)

"Go-oh Shrine," 2002
Pigment print
View of "Go-oh Shrine" at Naoshima, Japan
Photos by Hiroshi Sugimoto
Courtesy the artist and The Pace Gallery, New York

"I was commissioned to build a Shinto shrine in Japan. So I studied the history of Japanese religion, especially Shintoism. I found that it’s very serious to pay attention to ancestors, how you worship your ancestors, and then also the old memories and families- the origin of families, the origin of life itself. So this is the most radical presentation of how we should pay attention to the ancestors."
- Hiroshi Sugimoto