[ Special Exhibition ]

Hiroshima MOCA introduces a diverse line-up of exhibitions, including solo and group exhibitions, presenting the developments in art within Japan and overseas, and the contemporary expression which is constantly broadening artistic horizons.

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Special ExhibitionThe Prolific World of TOGO MURANO: From the Memorial Cathedral for World Peace

Togo Murano (1891-1984), one of Japan’s preeminent architects, designed a host of individualistic buildings based on his unique architectural concepts. In 2006, Murano’s Memorial Cathedral for World Peace (1954), located in Hiroshima, became the first postwar building in Japan to be designated as an Important Cultural Property. Among this exhibition’s highlights will be a series of blueprints, illustrating various trials and errors that led up to the cathedral’s present form. In addition, this introduction to Murano’s wide-ranging work, created over a 60-year period, will include models and original drawings for numerous other buildings.

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Upcoming

Special ExhibitionThe 10th Hiroshima Art Prize Mona Hatoum

The Hiroshima Art Prize was established to convey the “Spirit of Hiroshima” – the desire for peace – to the entire world through contemporary art. Mona Hatoum (b. 1952), the award’s tenth recipient, was born in Beirut to an exiled Palestinian family. During a short visit to London in 1975, she was forced to remain in England after civil war broke out in Lebanon. Her experience of double exile as well as references to gender issues and current political conflicts are articulated in her work through the use of multiple media of performance, video, sculpture and installation.
This exhibition, Hatoum’s first comprehensive solo show in Japan, includes a selection of her most important work as well as new pieces made specifically for Hiroshima.

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