‘Only the future revisits the past’ is a new free exhibition opening at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne at 6:00 pm on Saturday 2 March.

Image: Gracieuse Amah by Cameron Cope.

The exhibition, which is part of the PHOTO 24 program, 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. Viewers are encouraged to question the formulation of accepted knowledge and accounts, and ask what roles memory and history play in forming our futures. Click here for more information.

Prior to the official opening, Gracieuse Amah of KWABO Fest (pictured above) will be running an interactive Afrodance workshop in response to Omar Victor Diop’s work. This is a free event, everyone is welcome to take part and the event is suitable for all ages. It begins at 4:00 pm.

Nikki Lam and Tace Stevens will be conducting artist talks at the gallery at 11:30 am on Sunday, 3 March, while Mark Sealy will hold a talk at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 5 March. These talks are free and prior bookings are not required.