Sohei Nishino

  • Sohei Nishino | WALK! at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

    A major survey exhibition dedicated to the act of walking in contemporary art production February 18, 2022

    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted that Sohei Nishino's Diorama Map Berlin has been included in a major group exhibition at the SCHIRN Kunsthalle Frankfurt dedicated to the act of walking. 

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  • Spring Newsletter 2022

    Early Spring at Michael Hoppen Gallery February 8, 2022

    2022 has begun with more freedom than we have been used to for some time; we have been delighted to welcome our friends, artists and clients again to our new space and have so enjoyed gearing up for what promises to be a very busy year. 


    Our first small exhibition will open in late February, showing the wonderful Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, who is also currently hanging on the illustrious walls of Tate Britain as part of their After Industry: Communities in Northern England 1960s-1980s exhibition.


    We are also participating in AIPAD in New York this year, which will launch in a new location later in May and it goes without saying that we are keen as mustard to return to the great city! It's been some three years since the fair took place and I know our AIPAD colleagues will be making a huge effort to put on a show to remember. 


    - Michael Hoppen

    London, February 2022

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    Ashmolean Museum August 31, 2021

    This exhibition is a celebration of one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and thrilling cities. Explore Japan’s capital city through the vibrant arts it has generated over 400 years.

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  • Paris Photo New York 2020

    Michael Hoppen's Highlights May 1, 2020

    Dear Friends,


    This week we present you with our fourth Viewing Room, to close the month of April and round up our Paris Photo New York offering.


    I hope you enjoy my personal selection of highlights, which include individual works that resonate with me by Japanese photographers Katsuji Fukuda, Sohei Nishino and Iwao Yamawaki.


    Also featured are pieces by Eamonn Doyle and Tim Walker as we take you through the story of each work and the artists' influences; from material as diverse as the maps traditionally used by pilgrims to navigate holy sites to 19th century concave mirrors.


    As always I look forward to receiving your comments, queries and questions.


    Best wishes,

    Michael Hoppen


    Enter Viewing Room

    Paris Photo New York | Michael's highlights

  • Winter Newsletter 19'

    Artist news & a look ahead to next years' programme of art fairs & exhibitions December 2, 2019

    As we come to the end of 2019 and look back on a very busy year, it is clear that photography continues to provide an extraordinary view of the world. We are very fortunate to work with so many talented and  wonderful artists who each entrust us with their work. Every one of our shows and events have been a pleasure to work on and we so appreciate all the support we have enjoyed from you, our clients and friends.

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  • Summer Newsletter 18'

    A review of the past few months at Michael Hoppen Gallery June 28, 2018

    We have had a very busy few months with Photo London bringing many photography lovers to the fair and to the gallery. I was delighted to have seen so many wonderful new pieces at Photo London - especially the exhibition curated by Hans Kraus. Photography, up until only a few years ago, was a physics and chemistry process. Whilst the chemistry has almost disappeared or at least the choices photographers had have gone, the physics is still there, and now the computer and phone have also joined the range of tools available to photographers. But I still believe that the wonders of traditional process are well worth understanding in order to learn the full spectrum of how an image was or could be made...

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    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce that Sohei Nishino is the winner of this years Mast Foundation grant for Photography. The award supports research on the image of industry and work, giving voice to new generations of artists.

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    Prix Pictet exhibition at The V&A, London May 8, 2017

    Sohei Nishino was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet award through his ongoing Diorama Maps project. The maps are reimaginings of the worlds great cities and consist of thousands of analogue photographs. Find out more about them here. Two of his most popular Diorama Maps (London & San Francisco) are currently on display.

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    Michael looks ahead to another exciting year for Michael Hoppen Gallery January 24, 2017

    We begin 2017 with momentous world events surrounding us, and it seems churlish to talk about what our small gallery in London has planned for you for the year ahead, but having said that, I sincerely believe that in our own small way, we can all individually make a difference by what we do and how we behave. The world will continue to turn and we collectively can all make a difference by striving for excellence in doing what is right and continuing to create good diverse and interesting events around our daily lives. There are lots of positive things happening in the world of photography.

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    NEW DIORAMA MAP RELEASED October 27, 2016

    Michael Hoppen Gallery is delighted to announce a new Diorama Map by Japanese artist Sohei Nishino of San Francisco.

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    @ SFMOMA August 18, 2016
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  • Contemporary Japanese Photography Seminar

    DAIWA Anglo-Japanese Foundation May 3, 2016

    The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce this event in association with Photo London. Simon Baker, Curator, International Art (Photography), Tate, and Michael Hoppen, Owner and Founder of Michael Hoppen Gallery, will discuss the photographic creativity and innovation emerging from contemporary Japanese photo artists.

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    Day Drawing - Behind the scenes April 20, 2016

    We are delighted to offer a series of works by artist Sohei Nishino, 'Day Drawings'. Famous for his large photo collages of cities, his work is found in some of the worlds most prestigious art collections.


    Here Sohei reveals how he makes these beautiful 'Day Drawings'...

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  • MHG Newsletter

    Michael looks ahead to an exciting year for the gallery February 23, 2016

    We have been busy in Japan again and have some wonderful new work to show to you in London this year.
    We are so proud to be able to bring Solitude of Ravens to our gallery. It has been a quest of mine for the past six years to exhibit this body of work.  And now finally it is hanging in our gallery and hope you will make the journey and come to see it.

    We have found that many more museums across Europe and America are also enjoying the fruits of Japanese photographers and our belief is still that it is not only some of the most interesting work to look at and collect, but it is of such quality and so beautifully produced, it still amazes us as to why it has taken so long to be embraced.

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    Zona Maco - special feature February 3, 2016

    One of the artists represented at the Michael Hoppen Gallery booth at this years Zona Maco art fair in Mexico.


    Booth E205

    3 - 7 FEB 2016

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  • Japanese Photography: The Birth of a Market

    Michael Hoppen talks to Blouin Art Info December 16, 2015

    Western collectors’ newfound curiosity about the Provoke artists follows a concerted campaign by a handful of players that demonstrates both how changing tastes alter markets, and how markets can change tastes. 


    [article written by Noelle Bodick]

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  • Where on Earth is Sohei?

    Discover Sohei Nishino's remarkable Diorama Maps September 25, 2015

    We invite you to explore some of the wonderful details hidden amongst his Diorama Maps and encourage you to discover others for yourself via his artist page. 

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