‘We don’t need other worlds, we need a mirror’ (Stanisław Lem)
Mirror writing denotes the act of producing a reverse script – one decipherable only when viewed in a mirror. In much the same manner, the group exhibition Mirror-writing explores the idea of subversion. New and rarely-seen works by Hoàng Dương Cầm, Jamie Maxtone-Graham, Trong Gia Nguyen and Truc-Anh make use of various intervention strategies to challenge traditional power dynamics surrounding an artwork, in the process turning the portraiture genre on its head. Breaking the fourth wall (here again, from the other direction) and placing themselves (and the viewer) within the topography of their art, the artists – mirroring, superimposed upon the subjects – also hint at the endless, interconnected threads that link one up with the world around oneself.