Coffin of Light

Hiroshi Sugimoto

from 09/2009

Kayo Tokuda

Benesse Art Site Naoshima

Permanent installation in Benesse House Park. After creating “Go’o Shrine,” Hiroshi Sugimoto became interested in architecture and established his own architecture office, New Material Research Laboratory. Sugimoto created space to offer peaceful prayer while reinterpreting the foyer of Benesse House Park Building designed by Tadao Ando. This space called “Coffin of Light” exhibits Sugimoto’s “Pine Trees,” four artworks from his architecture series and “Crystal Pagoda.” Lighiting equipments and bench designed by Sugimoto have created the profound space. This space only can be viewed by hotel guests of Benesse House.