"Go-oh Shrine" (2002)

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

"The concept of a Shinto shrine itself is an architecture- a case- but inside, there’s nothing in there. It’s an empty box. It’s just purified space. Once it’s covered, four sides and top and bottom, it’s sealed. So that’s the notion- for the god to descend. It’s already purified space."

- Hiroshi Sugimoto