Rinko Kawauchi, Tomoko Sawada, Yuki Onodera
Incognito: The Eye in Search

To discover the unknown, one often has to play the role of the unknown themselves. Photographers are hence many a time, undercover agents taking on new perspectives, guises and identities to contemplate, agitate and displace the status quo. Incognito presents the works of three prominent Japanese women photographers—Rinko Kawauchi, Tomoko Sawada and Yuki Onodera, at phases of their creative journeys where they have encountered an external stimuli for change.

In response, each artist deployed unique strategies of observation and intervention to re-calibrate themselves against their contexts. What ensues is an arresting meditation on relationships between internal and external realities, sensorial and physical elements, and the experience of living through the sheer act of creating and photographing.


Rinko Kawauchi
Tomoko Sawada
Yuki Onodera

Opening Party
28 Sep, Fri
Japan Creative Centre

Identity in Photography (Artist Talk by Tomoko Sawada)
29 Sep, Sat
11am — 12pm
National Design Centre Auditorium

Surreal Play in Photography (Artist Talk by Yuki Onodera)
29 Sep, Sat
2:30 — 4pm
National Design Centre Auditorium

Poetic Moments and Photobook (Artist Talk by Rinko Kawauchi)
29 Sep, Sat
4:30 — 6pm
National Design Centre Auditorium

Dialogue with Rinko Kawauchi, Tomoko Sawada & Yuki Onodera
30 Sep, Sun
2 — 3.30pm
Japan Creative Centre

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