[ 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 ExhibitionTadashi Tonoshiki: the Source of a Compelling Reversal

Self-taught, Hiroshima-born artist Tadashi Tonoshiki (1942-1992) was heralded for meticulously executed paintings and prints in which he dealt with his and his parents’ experiences of the atomic bomb. In later years, based on a critical view of contemporary consumer society, Tonoshiki created dynamic installations using waste and flotsam as materials. Then, just as anticipation was running high for his work, he suddenly died at the age of 50. Looking back on Tonoshiki’s career on the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death, this exhibition attempts to determine his significance in the present day.

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Upcoming

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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