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. becomes your “favorite.”
◯Artist and Landscape
In contemporary art, works depicting natural and familiar landscapes are created using a wide variety of materials and techniques, including photography, sculpture, and video, as well as painting. Artists use their own unique perspectives and techniques to capture the landscape, transforming the way we see ordinary, everyday landscapes, for example, by composing and painting landscapes from multiple different perspectives on a single work, or by placing glass balls inside the camera. Please enjoy the rich expression of landscape by contemporary artists.
◯Wakabayashi Isamu, Dome, related materials
The year 2023 is the 20th anniversary of the death of the sculptor, Wakabayashi Isamu (1936-2003). Through his sculptures made of steel, he continued to question how humans deal with nature. Currently on exhibit in third room on the basement floor are DOME
(1988) and Water Mirror
(1997), both of which were created using the A-bomb Dome as a motif.
The exhibition introduces the drawings, models, and other materials left by Wakabayashi when he created DOME
, and traces the artist's contemplations.
◯Landscape of Hiroshima/ HIROSHIMA
When referring to Hiroshima in atomic bomb-related topics, we often describe its name in katakana (HIROSHIMA) compared to commonly used kanji (Chinese characters). One of the pillars of our collection is works that expresses the relationship between HIROSHIMA and contemporary art.
This exhibition focuses mainly on works featuring the landscape of Hiroshima/ HIROSHIMA. The exhibition traces the city's transformation from its prewar landscape to its subsequent reconstruction through the eyes of each artist. In addition, the exhibition will feature works that capture the changing landscapes brought about by war in regions other than Hiroshima, such as works that suggest the traces and shadows of war that blend into everyday life.
Artist *In order of appearance in the gallery
Jim Dine、Agnes Martin、Martha Rosler、Dinh Q. LE、Yanagi Miwa、Kim Tschang-Yeul、Ishikawa Yukie、Matsue Taiji、Nomura Hitoshi、Onodera Yuki、Adrian Berg、Ohtake Shinro、David Hockney、Miyamoto Ryuji、Sato Masaaki、Sato Kiyomi、Richard Estes、Mark Boyle、Yoshimura Masunobu、Uchima Toshiko、Wakabayashi Isamu、Yamaji Sho、Hamada Chimei、Maruki Iri、Maruki Toshi、Moritomi Shigeo（Special Participation）、Okada Reiko（Special Participation）、Tonoshiki Tadashi、Haitani Masao、Ninobe Teruo、Tsuchida Hiromi、Ozawa Tsuyoshi、Sano Nui、Tada Minami、Nishi Masaaki、Shitamichi Motyuki、Miyagi Futoshi、Yoneda Tomoko