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NEWSText: Aya Shomura

Power Boy (Mekong)" 2011 Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, © Apichatpong Weerasethakul

“Power Boy (Mekong)” 2011 Courtesy of SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, © Apichatpong Weerasethakul

From July 26th, at ART GALLERY miyauchi in Hiroshima will hold “TODAY IS THE DAY: Proposal to the future“. This exhibition was curated by a artist Noritoshi Hirakawa and one-time director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, David A. Ross, and co-directed with TODAY IS THE DAY Foundation and the gallery.

Now we are faced with the limits of philosophy exposed the modern society through the Great East Japan Earthquake, artists from various countries who selecting their own works that should be presented “today” and are to show positive visions for the future, reached its 70th anniversary of atomic bombing. In addition, it’s a very valuable exhibition that eight artists are planning a new work or remake works, among the exhibiting artists of the world-renowned contemporary artists 16 people. During the exhibition term, not only the opening party, the session of the opening talk, the Symposium “Manifesto of Hiroshima” will be held. Precisely because of now, it’s the time to feel the “today” through art.

Participating artists are Vito Acconci, Darren Almond, Ryusuke Ito, Joan Jonas, Arto Lindsay, Yoshitomo Nara, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Pipilotti Rist, Kazumi Tanaka, Yuken Teruya, Luc Tuymans, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Bill Viola, Henk Visch, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Lawrence Weiner.

Exhibition for the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima
“TODAY IS THE DAY: Proposal to the future”

Date: July 26th – September 27th, 2015
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00 (no admittance after 17:30) 
Place: ART GALLERY miyauchi
Address: 4347-2, Miyauchi, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Curator: Noritoshi Hirakawa (artist), David A. Ross (one-time director of the Whitney Museum of American Art)
Direction: Takayo Iida (one-time chief curator, Aomori Museum of Art)
Advisor: Yoshie Okamoto (curator, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims)
Addmission: Adult 800 yen, Student 500 yen, High-shcool & under 18-year-old free
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday (except September 22nd, 23rd) 
Tel: +81(0)829 30 8511

Opening Talk
Date: 13:00-, July 26th, 2015
Speaker: Noritoshi Hirakawa, Takayo Iida and Ryusuke Ito
Place: Sabaraden Assembly Hall
Address: 4240-2, Miyauchi, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Admission: Free (Need a ticket)

Symposium “Manifesto of Hiroshima”
Date: 17:00-, August 22nd, 2015
Speaker: Catherine David (curator from France), David A. Ross, Noritoshi Hirakawa and Takayo Iida
Place: Hiroshima City M Plaza
Address: 6-36, Fukuro-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Admission: Adult/1,000 yen, Student/500 yen (need reservation)

Text: Aya Shomura

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