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

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

●Collection Highlights

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

Apichapong Weerasethakul, Teem, 2008

Oscar Oiwa, FLOWER GARDEN, 2004