The sixth edition of Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) runs from 6 September to 9 December 2018, presenting its biggest edition with 11 exhibitions and 50 public programmes around the theme Like You, Me, Everybody Else.
INCOGNITO: The Eye In Search is one of the international exhibition highlights of the photo festival, and is supported by Japan Foundation Asia Center. The exhibition will be presented at the Japan Creative Centre (JCC) until October 27, 2018.
The exhibition features three prominent female Japanese photographers – Rinko Kawauchi, Tomoko Sawada and Yuki Onodera. They are forerunners in the changing photography landscape in Japan at the turn of the millennium, a field that is traditionally male-dominated.
INCOGNITO: The Eye In Search draws on the concept of the “female gaze” and presents works of the artists at phases of their creative journeys where they encountered external stimuli for change. In going “incognito”, the artists become unnoticed observers taking on new perspectives, guises and identities to contemplate and challenge the status quo through the feminine eyes.
Through experimentation with unique strategies of observation and intervention, the artists reveal themselves in the eye of the camera in very different ways. Although varied in style and context, the works are united by the artists’ gender during the creation process. They are thought-provoking in a graceful, lyrical and subtle manner.
Ms Gwen Lee, Festival Director of SIPF who is also the curator of INCOGNITO, says, “As in many fields, the women have to push boundaries while battling for the recognition they deserve. The three artists not only achieved that, they also produced distinctive works that are sure to influence and inspire coming generation of female photographers in Asia.”
SIPF 2018 – Like You, Me, Everybody Else
INCOGNITO: The Eye In Search
September 28 – October 27, 2018
Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372