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Special ExhibitionTAIJI MATSUE gazetteer

Taiji Matsue (b. 1963) made his debut as a photographer after graduating from the geography department at the University of Tokyo. Strongly fixated on compositions without horizon lines and two-dimensionality, Matsue has captured images throughout the world with a consistent style defined by shooting in direct light to avoid producing shadows. Thoroughly eliminating of any sense of centrality, periphery, depth or contrast, Matsue’s works are displayed as flat pictures, which treat every element equally. This exhibition, Matsue’s first solo show at a public museum, spans the artist’s career, including some new pieces, and reexamines at his challenging approach to the ever-changing techniques that arise out of technological advances.

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Open ProgramOpen Call for Design Ideas of “Hiroshima Brand” 2018

The museum’s 2018 Hiroshima Brand competition is an open program in which the public is invited to submit Hiroshima-related design proposals – the best works will be shown in an exhibition. The competition focuses on ideas for new Hiroshima brands that deal with local specialties, natural features, and culture from the perspective of design. Along with an outstanding idea, proposals should include a plan to effectively convey the allure of the design in a display. Winning works, selected by a panel of judges, will be shown in an exhibition in February 2019. For details, please visit the official competition website (only in Japanese).

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Video Art Program[The 63rd Program] Marta Krześlak

As the electric door of a garage opens and closes, various objects move around: a mattress hung from strings and wires, life preservers, a plastic shovel. Surrounded by concrete walls in the inorganic, homogeneous space of a garage interior, these three-dimensional readymade objects function like elements in an abstract painting.

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