Wednesday, September 17, 2008

space dialectics, sri sasanti gallery - yogyakarta presents

title : live in life
artists :
gatot indrajati, suraya
curator : suwarno wisetrotomo
period : september 6th – 25th, 2008
venue : sri sasanti gallery, jl palangan tentara pelajar no. 52A, sleman, yogyakarta, indonesia opening reception : saturday, september 6th, 2008

The theme of this exhibition is about dialects in a certain space. Gatot as well as Suraya, both elaborate their works in different ways.

Gatot has his own way of delivering his works using his imagination on various sequent and presents wooden toys as figures or 3 dimensional objects. His interpretation of space explain deep feeling, as seen on his works which gives the “intimacy”. Whereas Suraya uses her fantasy of her surroundings, where clear and complete visual constructions were turned into something not so clear and real.

The works of these 2 artists, are hope to changed or make public realize about and towards, many things around us.

live in life, v art gallery - yogyakarta presents
title : live in life
artists :
baskoro latu, bonita margareth, budi “bolenk” santoso, catur ratriana radita, dewi endah, g. prima puspitasari, irwanto lentho, joelya nurjanti, roeayyah Diana “capunk”, rona narendra, rully putra adi pramana
period : september 5th – 15th, 2008
venue : v art gallery – cafĂ©, jl laksda adi sucipto no 165, yogyakarta, indonesia opening reception : friday, september 5th, 2008

This exhibition raised the theme about life and living as human beings. Human beings always try to survive to live and fill their life, by proving that they are exist and present.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

title : GANTI OLI : Contemporary Paintings from Indonesia
artists :
agus suwage, arin dwihartanto sunaryo, beatrix hendriani kaswara, dipo andy, handiwirman saputra, nyoman masriadi, putu sutawijaya, R.E. hartanto, wedhar riyadhi, and yunizar
period : august 6th – 28th, 2008
venue : HT contemporary space, 39 keppel road, tanjong pagar distripark #02 - 04, singapore 089065

Ganti Oli is an exhibition aiming to explore the possibilities of expanding the practice, concept and definition of painting as shown by the works of Indonesian contemporary.

Curated by Agung Hujatnikajennong, Enin Supriyanto and Rifky Effendy, it will show works by Indonesian painters—Agus Suwage, Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, Beatrix Hendriani Kaswara, Dipo Andy, Handiwirman Saputra, Nyoman Masriadi, Putu Sutawijaya, R.E. Hartanto, Wedhar Riyadhi and Yunizar—as primary examples of the present specific development after the historical insurgence by Indonesian avant-gardist Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru in the 70s.

The selection of artists has been conducted to show various approaches towards the state of painting as one of artistic practices that have underwent conceptual changes along with the transformation of visual languages, codes and system in the contemporary society. Within specific Indonesian context, painting has become a medium that absorbs myriads of postmodern visual appearance and production of signs—from kitschy neon light, digital images on computer screen and printed mass media, to high-art medium such as images of painting itself. This exhibition tends to see the practice of contemporary painting not as a way to represent something ‘outside’ the painting; rather, it signifies a question on why it should be transformed into painting.

8Q Singapore art museum, singapore presents
title : Masriadi : Black is My Last Weapon
artist : masriadi
period : august 15th – November 9th, 2008
venue : 8 queen street, singapore 188535