Reversible Destiny: Australian and Japanese Contemporary Photography
Can a photograph reverse history by shifting perception, reconfiguring memory and modifying time? In Reversible
Destiny: Australian and Japanese Contemporary Photography at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (TOP), eight artists from Australia and Japan address this question and explore a collectively reimagined future.
Co-curated by Natalie King and Yuri Yamada, the show articulates notions of cultural memory, parody,
sovereignty, destruction and regeneration, questioning our equivocal and speculative relationship to the contemporary world. Maree Clarke, Rosemary Laing, Polixeni Papapetrou, Katayama Mari and Ishiuchi Miyako, among others, evoke shared but culturally disparate impressions of place – personal, public and psychic – and poetically examine the phenomenology of time.