Izu Photo Museum is delighted to stage Forever (and again), an exhibition of works primarily from our permanent collection. From day to day we encounter many different people, and from time to time, we are parted from them by death. The relentless flow of time, heedless of the lives and deaths of individuals, cannot be resisted, and in its face, we may feel powerless. Yet even when one life comes to an end, memories etched deep in the heart are passed on by those left behind, living on with new meaning. Capturing a moment in the ongoing flow of time, photographs reflect the accumulated past and reawaken in the viewer stories in the form of memories. Works by five contemporary artists—Shizuka Yokomizo, Rika Noguchi, Rinko Kawauchi, Yurie Nagashima, and Terri Weifenbach—will offer opportunities to ponder the links between time and memory, and the nature of permanence.
Shizuka Yokomizo, Forever (and again), 2003, Video installation
© Shizuka Yokomizo © GEIJUTSU SHINCHO photo: Tatsuro Hirose, Courtesy of Wako Works of Art