press release

Women’s March
24.02.2018 - 17.06.2018

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.

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