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Last updated: Jan. 30 2017


4th Project : 'Reversality'


Project year : 2014 - 2015
Location : Worldwide




According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), self-determination is a newly enforced human right, which is evidenced by providing indigenous peoples with the option to state and freely choose what indigenous group they belong to. The concept of self-determination would be a key theme to articulate some of the contemporary critical theories regarding the disintegrated relations between cultural representation and self-identity caused by globalization. In this project, which is called “Reversality”, we are proposing a sequential outline in three phases to put the participating artists through the process of self-identification.

This project resulted in a book publication on April 21, 2015. The first edition was available for a limited time as a Paperback and as a Hardcover book publication with a dust jacket.

[Update - 11 Oct. 2015]
The book has been removed from online markets due to the end of agreements for the logo usage with USA for UNHCR. If you desire to get a copy, please get in touch at info@globalmissionofart.com.

[Update - 01 Feb. 2017]
A second edition is on its way and will be soon available.

This publication is rendered possible by the participants, artists or not, from all over the world. It is published in collaboration with the USA for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It will be part of the Photobook archive in Tehran, at the Sazmanab - Center for Contemporary Art and New York at the ICP - International Center of Photography.

The project is supported by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) award 2014 granted by the Tokyo Foundation.