Collection Exhibition 2018-Ⅰ
Collection Highlights & Special Feature: Women’s March

2018.2.24(Sat) — 6.17(Sun)

This exhibition is made up of two parts: “Collection Highlights” and a special display titled “Women’s March.”

In “Collection Highlights,” comprising a group of works that have been specially selected from the museum’s holdings, we present a diverse range of contemporary art expressions. And in “Women’s March” we focus on works by women artists. The year 2017 was one in which women’s rights and campaigns highlighting discrimination against women gained attention, and in which the word “feminism” came into the limelight. In the art world, interest in feminism grew mainly in the West from the late 1960s through the 1980s, resulting in women artists that had been overlooked in the past being rediscovered, and women becoming more involved in the public spheres of art history and museums. In Japan, the 1990s saw an increase in translations of introductions to, and studies of, Western feminist art. At the same time, exhibitions focusing on women artists were held and works by women artists were collected by museums. Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art has been collecting works by women artists since its opening, but still women artists make up less than ten percent of the total number of artists represented in the museum’s holdings. Works by around two-thirds of this number of women artists are included in this special display.

By looking contrastively at “Collection Highlights,” which surveys trends in contemporary art by presenting a selection of outstanding artworks, and this special display, visitors should be able to gain fresh insights into the relationship between the works of women artists and the art mainstream.

●Collection Highlights
Marcel Duchamps, Jean Arp, Albert Giacometti, Henry Moore, Karel Appel, Leon Golub, Tetsumi Kudo, Yves Klein, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Jiro Takamatsu, Shusaku Arakawa, Tomio Miki, Kazuo Shiraga, Sadamasa Motonaga, Ushio Shinohara, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, On Kawara
●Special Feature: Women’s March
Louise Nevelson, Agnes Martin, Nancy Spero, Atsuko Tanaka, Hideko Fukushima, Toshiko Uchima, Yayoi Kusama, Takako Araki, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Yoko Ono, Miyako Ishiuchi, Cindy Sherman, Miwa Yanagi, Tomoko Sawada, Yuki Onodera, Yumi Domoto, Mika Yoshizawa, Yukie Ishikawa, Rieko Hidaka, Noe Aoki


Exhibition Period
2018.2.24(Sat) — 6.17(Sun)
Opening Hours

No admittance 30 minutes before closing

Mondays *unless Monday is a national holiday, in which case the museum will be closed on the next non-holiday.
Adults 300 (250) yen, University Students 200 (150) yen, High School Students and Seniors [65 and over] 150 (100) yen
*Price in parentheses is a group of 30 or more
*Free for children under Junior High School age
*May 5 (Children’s Day): Free for children under High School age
Organized by
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

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