REVERSIBLE // IRREVERSIBLE // PRESENCE
   

contemporary media art from Japan
2016–2017

REVERSIBLE // IRREVERSIBLE // PRESENCE
   

contemporary media art from Japan
2016–2017

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The series titled Reversible // Irreversible // Presence presents contemporary media art from Japan. It is spread over the years 2016-2017 and intertwined with two media art events: the Eco Expanded City exhibitions-cum-workshops project prepared for the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 and the 17th Media Art Biennale WRO 2017 Draft Systems taking place in May-June 2017.

Programmed and carried out by the WRO programming team in close collaboration with our Japanese colleagues, Reversible // Irreversible // Presence focusses on possible and imagined future scenarios, the (im)possibilities of sustainable developments, appropration and abuse of resources within a shaky, unstable settings and overheated technological systems as they ae rendered in artistic and design practices. The series raises a question if and to what extent the presence of art – inherent to a society that could be treated as a kind of metaphoric laboratory for applied futures – would be feasible to reverse the seemingly Irreversible.

Artists within Eco Expanded City program:

Natsumi Aoyagi
Shigeo Arikawa
exonemo – Kensuke Sembo + Yae Akaiwa
Kazuhiro Goshima
Ai Hasegawa
Shunsuke Hasegawa
Ichiro Higashiizumi + Selene creative team
Isamu Hirabayash
Ryo Hirano
Takahiko Iimura
AKI INOMATA
Chiaki Ishizuka
Takamasa Iwasaki
Ayaho Kawakami
Noriko Koshida
Shiriagari Kotobuki
Yoko Kuno
Yoji Kuri
Maaya Miki
Akira Miyanaga
Macoto Murayama
Yoshihisa Nakanishi
Hajime Narukawa
Mikio Okada
Rieko Ouchi
Eriko Sonoda
Hikaru Suzuki
Akihiko Taniguchi + Holly Herndon
Michiko Tsuda
Akira Wakita
Koji Yamamura
Shota Yamauchi
Masashi Yokota

Program concept and coordination: Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka
Curated by the team of WRO Art Center
Japanese guest curators: Yukiko Shikata, Junya Yamamine, Koyo Yamashita

Reversible // Irreversible // Presence is kindly supported by the Japan Foundation and the EU-Japan Fest Committee.