Speccial Exhibition
Glass Tableware in Still Life:
Yoko Andersson Yamano and 18 Painters

2023.11.3(Fri) — 2024.1.8(Mon)

Masahiro Sambe, Yasuko Iba’s still life painting untitled 2021-15, 2021

"Ms. Yamano, how about making a book based on your glass works?"
This suggestion was the spark of inspiration for the project Glass Tableware in Still Life.
Artists communicated the types of glassware they wanted to depict to the glass artist Yoko Andersson Yamano, who blew glass pieces in response. The artists then produced works while looking at the completed glassware. The photographer Masahiro Sambe subsequently visited the artists'studios to take photographs, and the designer Yuri Suyama designed the book. Unfolding in Sweden, Germany, and Japan, the project was initiated in the hope that many would view the resulting glass pieces, paintings, and photographs, eventually leading to this exhibition.
The project unites the slightly distorted beauty unique to clear glassware created by free blowing, artists'intimate paintings, and charmingly buoyant black-and-white photographs.
We hope viewers will open their ears to the voices emerging from these creative works,
and enjoy weaving together their individual stories.

Yoko Andersson Yamano Photo: Sambe Masahiro


Glass: Yoko Andersson Yamano

Photograph: Masahiro Sambe

Paint: Junichi Ishida, Yasuko Iba, Miwa Ogasawara, Saiko Kimura, Shinpei Kusanagi, Katsunori Kobayashi, Koichi Tabata, Yui Yaegashi, Anna Bjerger, Anna Camner, Ylva Carlgren, Jens Fänge, Carl Hammoud, Niklas Holmgren, CM Lundberg, Maria Nordin, Rebecka Tollens

Film: Senay Berhe

Masahiro Sambe, Glass tableware in Yasuko Iba’s atelier, 2021

Yasuko Iba, untitled 2021‒15, 2021

Masahiro Sambe, Glass tableware in Saiko Kimura’s atelier, 2021

Saiko Kimura, Stem for pink / 7 May, 2021

Masahiro Sambe, Glass tableware in Ylva Carlgren’s atelier, 2022

Ylva Carlgren, the difference is spreading #2, 2021
Courtesy Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm

Masahiro Sambe, Glass tableware in Niklas Holmgren’s atelier, 2022

Niklas Holmgren, Anusha, double, 2021
Collection of Marie and Fredrik Eneqvist, Stockholm, Sweden
Courtesy Galleri Flach, Stockholm


Exhibition Period
2023.11.3(Fri) — 2024.1.8(Mon)
Opening Hours

※Admission until 30 minutes before closing

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art GalleryB-2, B-3
Mondays (except January 8), December27—January 1
Adults 1,100 (850) yen, University students 800 (600) yen, High school students and seniors (65 and over) 550 (400) yen
*Price in parentheses is that of advance ticket and a group of 30 or more
*Free for children under Junior High School age

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Organized by
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Supported by
Embassy of Sweden, Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima Municipal Board of Education, The Chugoku Shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi Newspapers, THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN, RCC BROADCASTING CO.,LTD., TSS-TV CO.,LTD., Hiroshima Television Corporation, Hiroshima Home Television Co.,Ltd., HIROSHIMA FM BROADCASTING CO.,LTD., Onomichi FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
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