Texts by The Asahi Shimbun, Kazumi Matsui, Shuji Takashina, Doris Salcedo, Mary Schneider Enriquez, and Motoko Suhama. Edited by Motoko Suhama and Hiromi Kojima.
Published by the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
The 9th Hiroshima Art Prize recipient, Ms. Doris Salcedo, is an artist who has consistently expressed that art has a potential power of strong resistance against the widespread violence and discrimination that continues to plague the world. This exhibition consists of two large-scale installations that transform the entire display space into a memorial for the dead. These works are Salcedo’s response to the tragedy of Hiroshima, a city which suffered violence of a scale previously unknown in human history. They serve as a silent prayer for the dead and function as a plea for rebirth that extends beyond lament.