Collection Exhibition2020-2 Collection Highlight & Special Feature: Portraits of Self and Others

The exhibition consists of two parts, the first entitled “Portraits of Self and Others,” and the second a Special Feature titled “Collection Highlights.”

In the first half, “Portraits of Self and Others,” we examine approaches to portraiture in contemporary art. Works depicting a particular person have been made all over the world since ancient times, and the issues raised by such works vary greatly depending on the era. In the present day, portraits, created with a diverse range of media and materials, reexamine a variety of viewpoints and consider the ambiguous identities and uncertain sense of self that we confront in the current era.
In the second half, we introduce a group of works that deal with the theme of peace as it relates to Hiroshima. As a museum located in Hiroshima, an atomic-bombed city, one of the pillars of our collection is works that expresses the relationship between this history and contemporary art. It will be interesting to see how subjects such as the disastrous events and subsequent rejuvenation of Hiroshima, and the desire for peace are manifested in the works in this exhibit, which marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing.

artists

●Special Feature: Portraits of Self and Others

Genpei Akasegawa High Red Center Shigeo Fukuda
Katsura Funakoshi Julian Schnabel Chuck Close
Alex Katz Yutokutaishi Akiyama Kyoichi Tsuzuki
Atsushi Suwa Duane Hanson On Kawara
Andy Warhol Miyako Ishiuchi Saburo Ota
Ryudai Takano Yasumasa Morimura Tomoko Sawada
Cindy Sherman Masuo Ikeda David Hockney
Tetsuro Komai Hiroyuki Oki Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Koki Tanaka

●Collection Highlights

Jim Dine Keiji Usami Chimei Hamada
Tadashi Tonoshiki Akira Matsumoto Yun Hyong-Keun
Alan Green AY-O Matsumi Kanemitsu
Eikoh Hosoe Hiromi Tsuchida Katsuhiro Yamaguchi
Takashi Murakami Tadayoshi Irino Anthony Green
Isamu Wakabayashi Tetsumi Kudo Oscar Oiwa
Kenji Yanobe Ingo Günther Taro Okamoto
Yoko Ono Keith Haring Tadasu Takamine
Kimio Tsuchiyao Yukinori Yanagi Mona Hatoum
Ange Leccia

Apichapong Weerasethakul, Teem, 2008

Oscar Oiwa, FLOWER GARDEN, 2004