Special Exhibition
A Bright Home

2019.12.21(Sat) — 2020.2.28(Fri) 2020.3.1

There is a book published in 1939 called "A bright family." At the beginning of the book, which preaches various ways for women to behave in order to keep the household cheerful, Ieyasu Tokugawa, who was convinced by his concubine's explanation that whether the flavor of the dish is preserved or killed depends on the salt, is quoted. It alludes to the fact that women should play the role of "seasoning," so to speak. However, for Ieyasu, who was quoted, it may be a story that has no clue. This is because, in Japan, the concepts of “household” and “family” were newly created in the Meiji period to replace the traditional house system. So what does it sound like to us living in modern times? This exhibition features 11 artists, ranging from those born in the Meiji and Taisho eras to those born in the 1980s, to see what kind of shadows their homes and families cast in their creative activities, and what kind of light they illuminate. To go. By doing so, I would like to update the "bright home" and explore ways to practice "Akarui Katei" in the future.

Exhibiting artist
Mako Idemitsu, Kazuko Uemoto, Tokuko Shiota, Shigeo Egami, Yuki Katsura, Asumi Kawamura, Toshiyuki Konishi, Shun Sasa, Nobuko Hiroi, Masahiro Mori (Hakusan Toki), Chiaki Wada + Aigo

Yuki Katsura, Stacking, 1951, Collection of Fukuoka Art Museum

Mako Idemitsu, Hero, Mama, 1983, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Mako Idemitsu, Hero, Mama, 1983, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

Nobuko Hiroi, THE REVERSE, 2003 private collection

Chiaki Wada "I draw! 》2017

Asumi Kawamura, home/making, 2018 [reference image]


Exhibition Period
2019.12.21(Sat) — 2020.2.28(Fri)
Opening Hours

*Admission until 30 minutes before closing

Mondays *unless Monday is a national holiday, in which case the museum will be closed on the next non-holiday.
General 1,200 yen (1,000 yen), University student 900 yen (700 yen), High school students, 65 years old and older 600 yen (500 yen), free for junior high school students and younger
  • Prices in parentheses are for advance tickets and groups of 30 or more.
Organized by
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Chugoku Shimbun
Supported by
Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima City Board of Education, Hiroshima FM Broadcasting, Onomichi FM Broadcasting

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