[ 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 Exhibition30th Anniversary Exhibition: The Seven Lamps of The Art Museum

The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1989, the first public art museum in Japan devoted exclusively to contemporary art. This exhibition marking its 30th anniversary primarily features works acquired for the museum’s collection thus far, and traces the arc of our activities and the museum building that serves as their foundation. With keywords as lamps that illuminate the way forward, we look back on our path thus far and re-examine the role that museums should play and the factors that support their activities.

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Special ExhibitionKeisuke Yamaguchi: Backing forward

In the late 1980s, the artist Keisuke Yamaguchi (b. 1962) suddenly rose to fame for his large print works depicting arks. He subsequently explored motifs such as flowers, seeds, hearts, and the human body in a variety of works, including paintings and three-dimensional pieces. Three days after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Yamaguchi began a diary titled After the Quake: Notes, which he has continued to write without missing a day. According to the artist, “People can’t see the future. We can only see the past and the present moment, so it’s as if we’re moving forward while facing backward.” In this exhibition, we trace the trajectory of Yamaguchi’s career and introduce some of his latest works, which make use of the motif of overlapping faces.

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