Special ExhibitionThe 10th Hiroshima Art Prize Mona Hatoum


Established in 1989 by the City of Hiroshima, site of the first atomic bombing in human history, the Hiroshima Art Prize aims to appeal to a wider world about the “Spirit of Hiroshima,” which seeks everlasting world peace, through contemporary art. The prize is awarded once every three years, and this year we present an exhibition by Mona Hatoum, winner of the 10th Hiroshima Art Prize, at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut to an exiled Palestinian family in 1952. While on a short visit to London in 1975, she was forced to remain in England after civil war broke out in Lebanon. Since then, Hatoum has created performances, videos, installations and sculptures that deal with a variety of social contradictions, such as the hardships of displaced people, political oppression, and gender issues based on her experience of double exile as a Palestinian.
This exhibition, Hatoum’s first comprehensive solo show in Japan, will introduce both important works from the past as well as new works that the artist created after accepting the prize and visiting Hiroshima. With new works that make reference to Hiroshima, this exhibition promises to inspire further universal concern over one of the most tragic events in human history.

Special Website Exhibition flyer(PDF:348MB)

Mona Hatoum

Ms. Mona Hatoum was born in Beirut to an exiled Palestinian family. While on a short visit to London in 1975 she was forced to remain in England after civil war broke out in Lebanon. Her experience of double exile as well as references to gender issues and current political affairs are articulated in her work through the use of multiple media of performance, video, sculpture and installation.

About the Hiroshima Art Prize

Date July 29-October 15, 2017
Hours 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays (except September 18 and October 9), September 19 and October 10
Admission Adults 1,030 (820) yen, University students 720 (620) yen,
High school students and seniors [65 and over] 510 (410) yen
*Figures in parentheses: Advance purchase and groups of 30 or more
*Junior high school students and younger: Free admission
Organized by Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, The Asahi Shimbun
Supported by Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima Municipal Board of Education,
RCC Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Hiroshima Television Co., Ltd.,
Hiroshima Home Television Co., Ltd., TSS-TV Co., Ltd.,
Hiroshima FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
and Onomichi FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.

Related Programs

Lecture by the Artist

Date&Time: Saturday, July 29, 14:00-16:00
Speaker: Mona Hatoum
Venue: Museum Studio
*Ticket stub from the exhibition necessary
*No reservation required

Mona Hatoum
Photo by Jim Rakete ©2006

Hot Spot III 2009
Photo Agostino Osio
Courtesy Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus, Venice

Roadworks 1985
Photo © Stefan Rohner
Courtesy Kunstmuseum St. Gallen

Grater Divide 2002
Photo © Iain Dickens
Courtesy White Cube
  
  
All works by Mona Hatoum
© Mona Hatoum