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"HIROSHIMA: THE PAST AND THE PROMISE" conçu par Nishioka Tsutomu. Editions Asahi Shimbun, Osaka. 1994.
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  • "HIROSHIMA: THE PAST AND THE PROMISE" conçu par Nishioka Tsutomu. Editions Asahi Shimbun, Osaka. 1994. in-8 dos droit, couverture souple illustrée. 144 pages. Texte bilingue japonais/anglais, illustré de nombreuses reproductions photographiques noir & blanc de l'époque du bombardement ainsi que de reproductions en couleurs des œuvres présentées. Catalogue de l'exposition itinérante éponyme : du 27 Septembre au 30 Octobre 1994 au Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art ; du 31 Mai au 12 Juin 1995 au Daimaru Museum, Umeda ; du 12 Août au 24 Septembre 1995au Koriyama City Museum of Art ; du 7 Octobre au 3 Décembre 1995 au Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art. "The dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a signal that for the first time in its history humanity had acquired the means to destroy itself. Today, fifty years later, the same two cities that where laid waste in an instant have made an almost miraculous recovery. In the meantime, they have not cease to appeal to the world not to repeat the same tragedy, becoming in the process a focus for the prayer of all people who desire universal peace for mankind... The present exhibition was motivated by the desire, fifty years on, to examine just how the feelings inspired by Hiroshima have found expression in the field of contemporary art during that eventful postwar age. It places on display some fifty works in all, including a considerable number from the "Theme: Hiroshima" collection, together with other paintings and three-dimensional art dealing with the same subject... All the works on display carry a powerful message. It is our heartfelt hope that today, fifty years after the end of the war and the threshold of the twenty-first century, they will prompt those who see them to face up to that message, digest it, and hand on its theme of peace to coming generations..." Ref LAR0049
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