This section introduces the artworks exhibited outside the museum and the artists who participated in the projects during the museum's renovation closure. Kaoru Hirano, for instance, showed her work at the Yebiden Gallery, a gallery facing Peace Boulevard, in her exhibition "Umblerra," The work of Issey Miyake, Ryu Kato, Tadanori Yokoo, Yayoi Kusama, and others have shown in our collection exhibitions held various places in town. You may have seen these works then and reencounter them again on this occasion at the museum. Please enjoy changes in its impression or unchanged charms of the work as well as how these works may have encountered with people outside the museum during the renovation closure.
◯Artist / Style
Artists explore their own themes to cultivate the original creative spectrum. Characteristics of each artist emerge in the process, although how it appears differs individually. Some artists focus on one theme throughout their careers, while others develop unique techniques in creating the works. Some artists establish their distinctive style that anyone can recognize. This section introduces the pieces that represent the representative style of the artist. If any work interests you, please remember the artist’s name. We hope that the artist whose work you have “seen” becomes the artist you “know” and eventually becomes your favorite.
◯ Hiroshima and Contemporary Art
When referring to Hiroshima in atomic bomb-related topics, we often describe its name in katakana (Hiroshima) compared to commonly used kanji (Chinese characters). While our acquisition policy includes “the works showing the link between Hiroshima and contemporary art,” the works relating to Hiroshima are not limited to atomic bomb-related matters. The artists have explored various themes, such as war, peace, or human losses and suffering. We have also acquired commissioned artworks on the theme of Hiroshima. What these works convey is not only Hiroshima as a site of atomic bombing but also a view of the world that emerges through the history of Hiroshima.
Artist *In order of appearance in the gallery
Kaoru Hirano, Issey Miyake, Ryu Kato, Tadanori Yokoo, Yayoi Kusama, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Fang Li-jun, Lee Ufan, Atsuko Tanaka, Hideko Fukushima, Louise Nevelson, Mika Yoshizawa, Rieko Hidaka, Teppei Kaneuji, Bukichi Inoue, Mona Hatoum, Iri and Toshi Maruki, Isamu Wakabayashi, Takako Araki, Tetsumi Kudo, Tadashi Tonoshiki, Jiro Takamatsu, Arpana Caur, Yumi Domoto, Miran Fukuda, Tang Da Wu, Noe Aoki, Atsushi Suwa