Collection Exhibition 2020-Ⅱ
Collection Highlight & Special Feature: Portraits of Self and Others

2020.8.6(Thu) — 11.29(Sun)

The exhibition consists of two parts, the first entitled “Portraits of Self and Others,” and the second a Special Feature titled “Collection Highlights.”

In the first half, “Portraits of Self and Others,” we examine approaches to portraiture in contemporary art. Works depicting a particular person have been made all over the world since ancient times, and the issues raised by such works vary greatly depending on the era. In the present day, portraits, created with a diverse range of media and materials, reexamine a variety of viewpoints and consider the ambiguous identities and uncertain sense of self that we confront in the current era.
In the second half, we introduce a group of works that deal with the theme of peace as it relates to Hiroshima. As a museum located in Hiroshima, an atomic-bombed city, one of the pillars of our collection is works that expresses the relationship between this history and contemporary art. It will be interesting to see how subjects such as the disastrous events and subsequent rejuvenation of Hiroshima, and the desire for peace are manifested in the works in this exhibit, which marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing.

●Special Feature: Portraits of Self and Others
Shigeo Fukuda, Katsura Funakoshi, Masuo Ikeda, Tetsuro Komai, Duane Hanson, Julian Schnabel, Chuck Close Alex Katz, Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Genpei Akasegawa, High Red Center, Yutokutaishi Akiyama, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Yasumasa Morimura, Ryudai Takano, Tomoko Sawada, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Saburo Ota, Atsushi Suwa, Miyako Ishiuchi, David Hockney, On Kawara, Hiroyuki Oki, Koki Tanaka
●Collection Highlights
Jim Dine, Chimei Hamada, AY-O, Kimio Tsuchiya, Keiji Usami, Akira Matsumoto, Alan Green, Tadashi Tonoshiki, Tetsumi Kudo, Takashi Murakami, Yun Hyong-Keun, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Eikoh Hosoe, Hiromi Tsuchida, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Isamu Wakabayashi, Ange Leccia, Yoko Ono, Tadayoshi Irino, Anthony Green, Oscar Oiwa, Kenji Yanobe, Ingo Günther, Taro Okamoto, Tadasu Takamine, Yukinori Yanagi, Mona Hatoum, Keith Haring


Exhibition Period
2020.8.6(Thu) — 11.29(Sun)
Opening Hours

*Admission until 30 minutes before closing

*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
*Nov 3 (Culture Day): Free admission
Organized by
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

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