Collection Exhibition2017-2 Collection Highlights & Special Feature: “Forms of Light / Scenes of Light”
June 3 – September 10, 2017
This exhibition is made up of two parts: a special display titled Shapes of Light / Scenes of Light, and “Collection Highlights,” a selection of outstanding works from the collection.
The former examines artistic expressions related to light from three perspectives. The first part, Shapes of Light, deals with various types of light including the sun, moon, rainbows, and electric lights. Here, we examine the way in which light –sometimes clustered, other times emitted – is expressed in contemporary art. In the second part, Scenes of Light, we look at scenes or scenery containing an expanse of lights. Though brilliant or limitless light can have a healing effect on us, it also conveys the presence of a dark shadow. This is borne out by the kanji character 景, which can be read “kage” (shadow), suggesting both the meaning of light and shadow. In Hiroshima, we are especially reminded of the indelible shadows that were burnt into the city by the heat rays emitted by the atomic bomb. This brings us to the last focus: “shadow=light.” Here, we present works (including some that were commissioned by the museum) from the collection that are related to the theme of “Hiroshima,” in an effort to evoke thoughts of hope and regeneration rather than despair.
It is our hope that by experiencing both the profundity of art that deals with a given theme and savoring the individual characteristics of each artist and work, you will develop a greater familiarity with the collection and a deeper understanding of art acquisition.
●Special Feature: “Forms of Light / Scenes of Light”
|AY-O||Miran Fukuda||Koshiro Onchi|
|Tetsuro Komai||Masuo Ikeda||Hideo Yoshihara|
|Masunobu Yoshimura||Yuki Onodera||Eikoh Hosoe|
|Arnaldo Pomodoro||Oscar Oiwa||Takanobu Kobayashi|
|Keiji Usami||Hiroshi Sugimoto||Tomoko Yoneda|
|Mitsuo Kano||Miyako Ishiuchi||Tatsuo Kawaguchi|
|Masao Okabe||Kyubei Kiyomizu||Kaoru Ueda|
|Mokuma Kikuhata||Kazumi Nakamura||Eiichiro Matsumoto|
|Jiro Takamatsu||Tomoharu Murakami||Yukinori Yanagi|
|Kenzo Tange||Masato Otaka|
|Magdalena Abakanowicz||Yves Klein||CHRISTO|
|Marcel Duchamp||Horst Antes||Kurt Schwitters|
|David Nash||Alberto Giacometti||Christian Boltanski|
|Jean Arp||Claude Viallat|