[ 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.

Current

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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Upcoming

Special ExhibitionTerunobu Fujimori: Architecture with Nature, and “ROJO”

Born in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, where he remained until graduating from high school, Terunobu Fujimori (b. 1946) attended Tohoku University and completed a post-graduate course at the University of Tokyo. After establishing himself as one of Japan’s foremost scholars of modern architectural and urban history, in 1991, Fujimori designed the Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum in Chino, marking his debut as an architect at the age of 45. Since then, he has continued to make buildings that actively incorporate natural materials and vegetation. In addition to models and photographs, this exhibition will introduce Fujimori’s ingenious architectural works through samples from roofs and walls, furniture, and a tearoom.

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