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HMOCA

1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
082-264-1121 https://www.hiroshima-moca.jp/

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The entrance Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (HMOCA) in Hijiyama Park in Hiroshima, Japan

February 2014

Atelier Bow Wow

February 15, 2014 - May 6, 2014
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
¥65 – ¥800

Exhibition which explores various approaches to public spaces – including the art museum – via a combination of numerous “micro-public-space” works actually able to be experienced at the museum, and case studies of Atelier Bow-Wow works observed/implemented in public spaces. 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30) Open until 19:30 March 26-30, May 3-6. Closed Mondays (except May 5) From the HMOCA website: Who are Atelier Bow-Wow? An architect unit launched in 1992 by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (b. 1965) and Momoyo Kaijima (b. 1969),…

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May 2014

Sleeping Beauty

May 17, 2014 - July 21, 2014
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
Free

Special exhibition at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art From the HMOCA website How can we perceive beauty with the senses in contemporary art, which has a tendency to emphasize theme and concept and to submerge purely aesthetic elements under many layers? Aiming to unearth the “sleeping beauty” hidden in contemporary art and uncover its meanings, this exhibition brings together work from the Hiroshima MOCA collection and other museums in Japan, along with pieces dealing with the body by currently…

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July 2014

Hiroshima Art Prize: Doris Salcedo

July 19, 2014 - October 13, 2014
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
¥65 – ¥1030

Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, known for conveying the suffering of victims of violence and discrimination, is the ninth recipient of the Hiroshima Art Prize. From the HMOCA website The Hiroshima Art Prize was established by the City of Hiroshima to recognize the achievements of artists who spread the “Spirit of Hiroshima,” which seeks everlasting world peace, and aim to appeal to a wider world through contemporary art. Ms. Doris Salcedo has been selected as the winner of the 9th Hiroshima…

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October 2014

Legendary Houses in Postwar Japan – Provocative / Introspective

October 4, 2014 - December 7, 2014
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
¥3. – ¥1030

From the HMOCA Website What do houses reflect and suggest about societal change? The Legendary Houses in Postwar Japan – Provocative / Introspective exhibition examines 16 now legendary houses and the concepts of the 16 architects who designed them during Japan’s postwar high-growth period, which ran from the 1950s to the 1970s. Beginning with House (1953) by Kenzo Tange, who designed Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Peace Memorial Park, which came to symbolize Hiroshima after the war, architects have confronting…

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December 2014

Guess What? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure – Selected Works from Yageo Foundation Collection

December 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
¥720 – ¥1030

From the Yageo Foundation Collection, known as one of the most excellent collections of contemporary art, this exhibition presents 75 important pieces by artists such as Sanyu, Francis Bacon, Zao Wou-ki, Andy Warhol, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ron Mueck, Peter Doig, and Marc Quinn. The program provides a chance to consider the relationships between art and collectors.

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March 2015

Akasegawa Genpei Exhibition

March 21, 2015 - May 31, 2015
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
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¥5. – ¥1030

“The Principles of Art” by Akasegawa Genpei: From the 1960s to the Present From the HMOCA website: Akasegawa Genpei (1937-2014) was a multifaceted figure who was active as an avant-garde artist, manga creator, illustrator, writer (of both novels and essays), and a photographer. Akasegawa got his start as an avant-garde artist when he helped form the Neo-Dadaism Organizers with Shinohara Ushio, Yoshimura Masunobu, and Arakawa Shusaku in 1960. Then after becoming active in the Hi-Red Center with Nakanishi Natsuyuki and…

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July 2015

Life=Work

July 18, 2015 - September 27, 2015
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
¥510

Hiroshima Trilogy: 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing Part I Life=Work Some victims of the atomic bomb drew pictures of their experiences. Introducing these pictures as a starting point, this exhibition explores the state of work containing a strong link between “life” and “art,” and the root of expression as seen in a variety of artists’ works. Among the works on display are those in which the artists, having experienced the war or lost someone close to them, were concerned parties;…

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“The Atomic Bomb – Hiroshima” Live Restoration Work

July 18, 2015 - August 27, 2015
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
Free

The Atomic Bomb – Hiroshima, made by Iri Maruki and Toshi, can be seen as a compilation of the couple’s most important work The Hiroshima Panels. Until it was moved to the museum to coincide with its opening, the work was displayed for many years in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Some 40 years after it was produced, the work, which had begun to show signs of wear such as peeling paint, is being restored to commemorate the 70th anniversary…

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Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness

July 25, 2015 - October 18, 2015
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
Free

A selection of works on the theme of Hiroshima from the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art's collection, offering an overview of how contemporary artists have interpreted and dealt with the atomic bombing and its consequences. The art shown here is a part our search for the path to a brighter future amid the still ever-present threat of nuclear destruction. The title Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness is also the title of a work by one of the artists…

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March 2016

Dinh Q. Lê: Memory for Tomorrow

March 19, 2016 - May 15, 2016
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
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Paramount 2003 // Ann and Mel Schaffer Family, New York

Exhibition at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, put together in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, of work by Vietnamese American fine arts photographer, best known for his woven-photographs. Dinh Q. Lê (b. 1968), one of the most acclaimed Asian artists today, left his homeland of Vietnam at the age of ten and moved to the U.S. After studying photography and media art, Lê adopted a variety of media including photography, sculpture, and video installations, based on painstaking…

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May 2016

The Prolific World of Togo Murano

May 16, 2016 - July 9, 2016
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
The Prolific World of TOGO MURANO: From the Memorial Cathedral for World Peace

The Prolific World of Togo Murano: From the Memorial Cathedral for World Peace From the HMOCA website: One of the leading figures in Japanese architecture, Togo Murano (1891-1984) was active mainly in the Kansai region before and after the war, designing a large number of highly unique buildings including among others the Sogo Department Store Osaka (1935), Ube City Public Hall (1937), Osaka New Kabuki Theater (1958), and the Nippon Life Insurance Company Hibiya Building (Nissay Theatre, 1963). In 1994,…

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Shomei Tomatsu: NAGASAKI

May 28, 2016 - July 18, 2016
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan

Over a period of fifty years, Shomei Tomatsu (1930-2012), one of post-war Japan’s foremost photographers, continued to photograph Nagasaki. In this exhibition we present some 350 works that trace the recovery of that city, reduced like Hiroshima to an atomic wasteland, with a particular focus on its history and cultural climate. Born in Nagoya, Tomatsu moved to Tokyo after graduating from Aichi University and became a staffer at Iwanami Shashin Bunko. After a few years he became independent, and in…

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July 2016

1945±5: The Works that Survived through the Turbulent and Reconstruction Era

July 30, 2016 - October 10, 2016
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
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Masao Tsuruoka's 'Heavy Hand' (1949); Toshio Nakanishi's 'Stroll' (1940) | THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO; THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, IBARAKI

In the 1940s, Japan plunged headlong into the Pacific War and continued fighting until it was defeated in 1945. Over the next five years while occupied by Allied Forces, the country experienced a variety of ups and downs as it moved forward with a variety of reforms and restoration projects. Based on approximately 200 works (primarily Western-style paintings, but also Japanese-style paintings, sculptures, documents, etc.) by some 70 artists, this exhibition attempts to ascertain what kind of art was made…

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October 2016

The World is Strange! The manga and paintings of Tiger Tateishi and Yuichi Yokoyama

October 28, 2016 - January 22, 2017
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan

Red-Tiger Super Express, 1964 Collection of Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art ©Tiger Tateishi Courtesy of YAMAMOTO GENDAI Tiger Tateishi (aka Tateishi Tiger aka Koichi Tateishi; 1941-1998) started his career as an artist when he showed his work in the 15th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition in 1963. He began to draw cartoons in 1965 and before long was doing series for newspapers and magazines, establishing his name as a manga artist. In 1969, after moving to Milan, Tateishi introduced the spilt-frame…

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March 2017

Tadashi Tonoshiki – the Source of Compelling Reversal

March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
Hand, 1976, Shimonoseki City Art Museum

Retrospective of the work of Tadashi Tonoshiki, who was born and raised in Hiroshima, 25 years after his death. From the exhibition website: Tadashi Tonoshiki (1942-1992), an artist born and raised in Hiroshima, embarked actively on a career as a painter at the age of 29. In the 1970s, he relocated his production base to Nagato, Yamaguchi prefecture and there began producing paintings and print works that depicted in precise pointillism his own and his deceased parents’ experience of radiation…

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July 2017

The 10th Hiroshima Art Prize: Mona Hatoum

July 29, 2017 - October 15, 2017
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
The 10th Hiroshima Art Prize Mona Hatoum

From the HMOCA website: Established in 1989 by the City of Hiroshima, site of the first atomic bombing in human history, the Hiroshima Art Prize aims to appeal to a wider world about the “Spirit of Hiroshima,” which seeks everlasting world peace, through contemporary art. The prize is awarded once every three years, and this year we present an exhibition by Mona Hatoum, winner of the 10th Hiroshima Art Prize, at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. Mona Hatoum…

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December 2017

Binding Threads / Expanding Threads: The Art of Creating “Between-ness”

December 22, 2017 - March 4, 2018
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
Binding Threads Expanding Threads The Art of Creating Between-ness

Many works made with materials like thread, cloth, and fiber transcend both the genre of crafts and art. This exhibition, featuring 16 artists, introduces numerous works that are a product of each person’s encounter with these materials. Just as a piece of fabric consists of interwoven warp and weft, this exhibition, made up of displays by eight groups of artists, promises to be a space in which one person’s intentions intersect with those of another. Opening hours 10:00-17:00 (Last admission…

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March 2018

Nobuya Abe Exhibition

March 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 20, 2018

HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
nobuya abe exhibition hiroshima japan

NOBUYA ABE 1913-1971: Insatiable Quest beyond Borders Nobuya Abe (1913-1971), an artist from Niigata, leaped into the spotlight at a young age through his collaboration with Shuzo Takiguchi on a book of poems and pictures entitled Yosei no kyori (1937). He also eagerly contributed works and critiques to magazines and played a significant role in the avant-garde photography movement before World War II. From 1941, he was assigned to the military press section, where, besides producing posters and photographs at…

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June 2018

Modern Art Revisited

June 2, 2018 - July 26, 2018
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan

From Dalí and Warhol to Yayoi Kusama, 70 masterpieces of American, European, and Japanese modern art.

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September 2018

Iri and Toshi Maruki: Understanding the Hiroshima Panels

September 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan

Admission Adult: ¥1000 College: ¥700 High school & seniors: ¥500 Junior high and younger: Free admission on November 3 (National Culture Day) ※ 11月3日(文化の日)は全館無料

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December 2018

Taiji Matsue Exhibition

December 8, 2018 - February 24, 2019
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
《ATH 12319》, 2018 Courtesy of the artist, TARO NASU © TAIJI MATSUE

First solo show at a public museum by Tokyo photographer Taiji Matsue.

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September 2019

Impossible Architecture

September 18, 2019 - December 8, 2019
HMOCA, 1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
impossible architecture exhibition at hiroshima contemporary art museum

Audaciously ambitious architectural designs that never made it off paper.

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