Reversible Destiny Australian and Japanese contemporary photography
August 24–October 31, 2021
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (TOP)
3F Exhibition Gallery
Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita, Tokyo Meguro-ku 153-0062, Japan
Artists: Maree Clarke, Rosemary Laing, Polixeni Papapetrou, Val Wens, Ishiuchi Miyako, Katayama Mari, Hatakeyama Naoya, Yokomizo Shizuka
Co-curated by Natalie King.
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is delighted to present Reversible Destiny: Australian and Japanese contemporary photography, as part of the Tokyo Tokyo Festival for the 2020 Olympics Cultural Olympiad.
What does it mean to make photography now, in a time of global upheaval, human fragility and uncertain futures?
Reversible Destiny is a group exhibition of Australian and Japanese photo-based artists who contemplate our destiny while reflecting on our shared past.
How is contemporary photography entangled with the past, halted in the present and imagining the future? Eight artists from Australia and Japan explore the uncanny ability of photography to collapse time and delve into the experience of the individual within a social context. In doing so, yesterday, today and tomorrow merge across an array of photographic renditions from epic landscapes to intimate interiors.