Only the future revisits the past – Opens March 1st
Marta Bogdańska (PL),
Omar Victor Diop (SN),
Nikki Lam (AU/HK),
Tace Stevens (Noongar/Spinifex/AU),
and Stephanie Syjuco (US)
Open March 1st til May 12th.
Opening event March 2nd 4-8pm
It is well established that photography and film record the past, but these types of documents can also transform and dictate the future.
Only the future revisits the past brings together artists Marta Bogdańska, Omar Victor Diop, Nikki Lam, Tace Stevens and Stephanie Syjuco whose works look towards the past—via archives, institutional and museum collections, family histories, and historic depictions—to speculate future states and possibilities. Through deep engagement and considered intervention, these artists disrupt received structures and narratives. In doing so, they explore ideas of agency and the limitations of representation.
This exhibition questions the formulation of accepted knowledge and accounts, and asks: what role does memory and history play in forming our futures?
This exhibition is supported by our Major Partners for 2024 Hahnemühle, Spicers Australia and Final Grade. All works in this exhibition have been printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper, by Final Grade Printing. All CCP signage, posters and postcards printed by HCPro and supplied by Spicers Australia.
Omar Victor Diop’s exhibition Diaspora is supported by the Insititut Français and the Embassy of France in Australia.
To mark the opening of ‘Only the future revisits the past’, CCP will be hosting an afternoon of events. Inspired by the works of exhibiting artist Omar Victor Diop, Gracieuse Amah of Kwabo Fest will be running a dance workshop focusing on Afrodance and cultural heritage. Everyone is welcome to take part.
From 6pm, join exhibiting artists to celebrate the exhibition opening, enjoy a drink and explore the art.
Throughout his practice, Omar Victor Diop has sought to explore and examine the often overlooked story of African Diasporas. In this talk, Diop will discuss his practice and concepts through his works including ‘Project Diaspora’, as well as recent projects and publications including ‘Being There’ (2023) a collaboration with Lee Shulman of The Anonymous Project.
Join the CCP team for weekly exhibition tours throughout the festival. Across half-an-hour, learn about the exhibition themes, concepts and curation, and the practice of exhibiting artists Marta Bogdańska, Omar Victor Diop, Nikki Lam, Tace Stevens and Stephanie Syjuco.