Reversible Destiny + International Online Symposium for Photography

In collaboration with University of Melbourne and Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum presents an International Online Symposium on 15, 16 and 17 October on the role and significance of contemporary photography in an increasingly fragile world fraught with pandemics, climate change and growing inequality.

The Symposium, led by Australian curator, writer and art researcher, Professor Natalie King OAM, with Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, complements ‘Reversible Destiny’, an exhibition in Tokyo featuring the works of eight photo-based artists from Australia and Japan: Maree Clarke, Rosemary Laing, Polixeni Papapetrou, Val Wens, Ishiuichi Miyako, Katayama Mari, Hatakeyama Naoya and Yokomizo Shizuka, who capture the current human condition to reimagine our shared destinies.

Featuring in-depth interviews with each artist, key lectures and a panel discussion, broadcast via YouTube.

Val Wens, Kawah ljen 4 (Ijen Crater), 2018, from the series ‘Banyuwangi’, inkjet print, 105 × 155cm. Collection of Tokyo Photographic Museum. Courtesy the artist and KRONENBERG MAIS WRIGHT, Sydney