Special Exhibition “Distant Presents: Universal Remote” [Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art]

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Special Exhibition “Distant Presents: Universal Remote” [Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art]

The sense of distance between individuals and society observed by contemporary art

Since the latter half of the 20th century, the movement of people, capital, and information has spread on a global scale. Along with the spread of smart devices, which began in earnest in the 2010s, we entered the 2020s with problems associated with global mobility, such as overtourism, transfer of production costs and environmental burdens to developing countries, and information disparities. And although the movement of people was unexpectedly halted due to the borderless pandemic that began in 2020, there was no sign that the movement of capital and information would stop. On the other hand, it seems that we are now able to see the true form of capital and information. Wealth and poverty. strength and weakness. The erratic aspects of our world seem to be revealed more and more blatantly.
The exhibition title “Distant Distance Now Universal/Remote” is based on the situation in this century where capital and information are moving on a global scale. The ridiculousness brought about by excessive surveillance systems and precise technology, and the group of works that make people feel deeply alone, also seem to be sincerely facing the current era, or the world of the post-COVID-19 era. This exhibition introduces works by 8 people and 1 group who have worked on the state of society in this century where such social conditions have been formed, centering on “a society that continues to expand on the scale of Pan-” and “individuals becoming remote.”


2024/06/29(SAT) - 2024/09/01(SUN)
Opening hours: 10:00 — 17:00 (admission until 30 minutes before closing)

Closed on Mondays (except 7/15 and 8/12), 7/16 (Tue), 8/13 (Tue)
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
General 1,300 yen (1,000 yen)

University students 950 yen (750 yen)

High school students 65 years and over 650 yen (500 yen); middle school students and under free

※ Prices in parentheses are advance sales and group rates for 30 people or more
1-1 Hijiyama Park, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken
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