ひろしま hiroshima by Ishiuchi Miyako

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  • October 14, 2011 - February 12, 2012
  • This exhibition features an installation of 48 photographs by Ishiuchi Miyako of clothing and accessories left behind by victims of the 1945 atomic bomb at Hiroshima. Unlike the black-and-white images of devastated landscapes often associated with the bombing, Ishiuchi’s colour photographs capture her own moments of encounter with everyday objects that are now preserved at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Testaments to a profound trauma, her images at once illuminate the beauty and complexity of individual lives, and the weight of collective history. Born in 1947 in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, Ishiuchi began her artistic career in the late 1970s and is now one of that country’s leading contemporary photographers. This is the first exhibition of Ishiuchi’s ひろしま hiroshima series outside Japan. For a list of related programming, please visit www.moa.ubc.ca/events. Exhibition sponsored in part by Shiseido and the Japan Foundation. Media sponsor The Georgia Straight.
  • A note about the artist's name and the exhibition title: The artist is referred to as Ishiuchi Miyako, or Ishiuchi (not Miyako Ishiuchi or Miyako). ひろしま means Hiroshima, written in Japanese hiragana characters. Hiragana is one basic component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana. These characters were extensively used by women in former times; for Ishiuchi, using this style for the title emphasizes that this series is made from the point of view and feelings of a woman. It is the artist’s wish that that the hiragana appears before the word ‘hiroshima’ as part of MOA’s exhibition title, and that the ‘h’ in Hiroshima not be capitalized.

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Exhibition books and catalogues

Series consists of books and catalogues pertaining to exhibitions and collections at the Museum of Anthropology. The following exhibitions and collection are covered by publications within the series:

ひろしま Hiroshima
The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 - 2011
Savage Graces
The H.R. MacMillan Collection
The Walter and Marianne Koerner Collection
Chinese Art
Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures
Charles Edenshaw
Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists
Heaven, Hell, and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories
Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia
The Transforming Image

Ishiuchi Miyako “ひろしま Hiroshima”

This sub-series consists of records relating to “ひろしま Hiroshima,” an exhibition of photographs by Ishiuchi Miyako. The exhibition, which had never previously been displayed outside of Japan, consists of photographs of clothing and accessories of victims of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. “ひろしま Hiroshima” opened at MOA on October 14th, 2011, and ran until February 12th, 2012.

Records within the sub-series include the exhibition proposal, budgets, reports, grant applications, correspondence, images of artworks, interview transcripts, the exhibition’s comment log-book, promotional materials, and press cuttings.

Karen Duffek fonds

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  • 1978 - 2012

The fonds relate primarily to research Karen Duffek conducted and exhibitions she curated or was involved in. In addition, some files relate to publications Duffek wrote. Files consist of research materials, exhibition planning and implementation, publications and articles, correspondences, and artist interviews.
The fonds is arranged into the following two series:

  1. Research Projects
  2. Exhibitions

Karen Duffek