Special ExhibitionThe 9th Hiroshima Art Prize Doris Salcedo

The Hiroshima Art Prize was established by the City of Hiroshima to recognize the achievements of artists who spread the “Spirit of Hiroshima,” which seeks everlasting world peace, and aim to appeal to a wider world through contemporary art. Ms. Doris Salcedo has been selected as the winner of the 9th Hiroshima Art Prize. She is an artist who has consistently expressed her view that art has the potential power of strong resistance to the widespread violence and discrimination in the world. She will present two large-scale installations that completely transform spaces into places of mourning for the dead, quietly recognizing the tragedy of Hiroshima, an incident of violence unprecedented in human history, and incorporating the hope of rebirth.

Duration July 19-October 13, 2014
Opening hours 10:00-17:00(Last admission 16:30)
*10:00-19:00(July 20 and 21, October 12 and 13)
Closed Mondays(Except July 21, September 15 and October 13), July 22 and September 16
Admission charges Adults 1,030 (820) yen, College Students 720 (620) yen, High School Students and Senior [65 and over] 510 (410) yen
*Figures in brackets ( ) are the charges for advance-purchase and groups of 30 or more persons.
Organizers The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, The Asahi Shimbun
Sanctioned by Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima Municipal Board of Education, RCC Broad Casting Co.,Ltd., Hiroshima Television Co.,Ltd., Hiroshima Home Television Co.,Ltd., TSS-TV Co,.Ltd., Hiroshima FM Broad Casting Co., Ltd., Onomichi FM Broad Casting Co., Ltd.

Interpretation of Doris Salcedo’s works by herself
Doris Salcedo – Artist Talk

Date: Saturday July 19, 14:00–15:30
Venue: Museum Studio
*Admission free with the same-day ticket to the exhibition.
*No booking necessary.

Gallery Talks by the Curator

Date: Sunday July 20,14:00-15:00 :Sunday September 21, 14:00–15:00
*No reservation required
*Admission ticket for exhibition required