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Fiona Amundsen Summoning Souls


Sat 24 Jan 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm
Tue 27 Jan 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm
Wed 28 Jan 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm
Thu 29 Jan 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm
Fri 30 Jan 2015, 11:00am–3:00pm

Where: McNamara Gallery Photography, 190 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: 190wic

This exhibition brings together recent photographs from Tokyo, focusing on the Yasukuni Shrine, with a single older image of Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul. Cheonggyecheon, the name given to this stream during the Japanese colonial period, signifies many layered and complex histories which inform how this site is understood: the past clearly haunts, binds, and dominates the present. The same can be said of Yasukuni Shrine, which is dedicated to people who died whilst serving the Emperor and whose souls are thereby enshrined as deities.

Alongside these exhibition prints are a selection of edited images from three previous interrelated series which, since 2008, have also explored the complexities of Pacific Theatre (WWII) socio-cultural political histories across parts of Asia and the Pacific. All of these series explore the relationships between site, history and photographic representation.