The 11th Hiroshima Art Prize
Alfredo Jaar

2023.7.22(Sat) — 10.15(Sun)

《Music (Everything I know I learned the day my son was born)》2013–14/2020-23 Photo: Kenichi Hanada

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 every three years. This year we present an exhibition by Alfredo Jaar, winner of the 11th Hiroshima Art Prize, at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.

After studying architecture and filmmaking, Jaar (born in 1956 in Santiago, Chile) moved to the U.S. in 1982, establishing a base in New York. In the early ’80s, Jaar gained international recognition for his artworks, which included photographs, lightboxes, and public projects. Since that time, Jaar has consistently adopted a journalistic perspective based on thorough investigations of historical events and tragedies, and social inequalities around the world. His work is distinguished by large scale, multisensorial installations which incorporate architecture, photography, film and special effects.

In 1995, the artist created a work related to Hiroshima for After Hiroshima: Special Exhibition for the 50th Anniversary of the Hiroshima A-bombing, which was held at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2013, he has also created works based on his research of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima. This exhibition, Jaar’s first full-fledged museum exhibition ever held in Japan, functions as a career-spanning survey which includes some of the most important works created by the artist as well as new works that approach Hiroshima as a contemporary issue.

About Hiroshima Art Prize

《Music (Everything I know I learned the day my son was born)》2013

For those who participated in the "Music" project

We have mailed the invitation of the exhibition to those who have participated the project, but some have been returned for unknown address. Please contact the museum if you are applicable.

Alfredo Jaar
Photo: Jee Eun Esther Jang

Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness, 1995–2023
Photo: Kenichi Hanada

Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness, 1995–2023
Photo: Kenichi Hanada

Photo: Kenichi Hanada

Umashimenkana, 2023
Photo: Kenichi Hanada

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 2023
Photo: Kenichi Hanada

Music (Everything I know I learned the day my son was born), 2013/2023
Photo: Kenichi Hanada

A Hundred Times Nguyen, 1994
Photo: Kenichi Hanada

The Sound of Silence, 2006
Photo: Kenichi Hanada

Shadows, 2014
Photo: Kenichi Hanada


Exhibition Period
2023.7.22(Sat) — 10.15(Sun)
Opening Hours

※Admission until 30 minutes before closing

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art GalleryB
Mondays (except September 18 and October 9), and September 19, October 10
Adults 1,300 (1,000) yen, University students 950 (750) yen, High school students and seniors (65 and over) 650 (500) yen
*Price in parentheses is that of advance ticket and a group of 30 or more
*Free for children under Junior High School age

[ Advanced Ticket ]
Online Shop 339
Tikect PIA (P Code 686-467)
※Available until July 21
Organized by
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, The Asahi Shimbun


Price: 3,000yen+tax
Size: 290×230mm
Page: 184


Message from the Mayor Kazumi Matsui
Foreword Akira Tatehata
Message from the artist Alfredo Jaar
Introduction Motoko Suhama
Hiroshima Installation
Tonight No Poetry Will Serve Yasufumi Nakamori
Selected Works 1976–2023
List of Works
Outline of the Hiroshima Art Prize

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