March 9–May 26, 2019
The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art was opened in 1989 as the first public museum in Japan specializing in contemporary art. Commemorating the facility’s 30th anniversary, this exhibition focuses primarily on the trajectory of the museum’s activities and the architecture that has served as a foundation for them. Drawing on the collection, which has been amassed over the years, and documents related to the museum’s various programs along with some new works by participating artists and other materials, the exhibition will unfold throughout the entire facility. Based on a series of keywords such as viewer, architecture, place, conservation, history, deviation, and in-between, the exhibition looks back at these aspects and sets out to reexamine the museum’s appropriate role and various factors that support its activities.