Hiroshima MOCA - Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
1-1 Hijiyama Koen
artists & participants
Collection Highlights & Special Feature
28.10.2017 - 04.02.2018
This exhibition is made up of two parts: “Collection Highlights,” and a special display titled “Recollections.”
In “Collection Highlights,” consisting of a group of works that were specially selected from the museum collection, we introduce a diverse range of contemporary art expressions. In this edition, we present works that emerged with new art American movements of the 1960s, such as Pop and Minimal Art, along with portraits of artists taken by the Italian photographer Ugo Mulas in New York. These photographs vividly and honestly capture the instant that the works were born, conveying the strong and brilliant atmosphere of the era along with the art itself.
The special display “Recollections” is an attempt to consider things that are associated with the names of towns from the perspective of memory. Everyone is familiar with the names of various towns, but sometimes these names become overly linked to people’s images and stereotypes. Just as history accumulates in a given area, our memories of a place accumulate in connection to its name without our realizing it. Perhaps it is possible to constantly reexamine a town that is strongly linked to memories and reminiscences through a different set of eyes.