Art exhibition ‘Pameran Titik Temu’-conducted by Proyek SKS has been officially commenced on August 7th 2018. Located in National Gallery of Indonesia, the exhibition is initiated by Proyek SKS’ Principal, renowned artist F.X Harsono. He is assisted by Titik Temu’s curator Leonhard Bartolomeus and Exhibition Manager Mohamad Jagad Marcelleno. We visited the opening day to take a closer look at the six artworks exhibited.
The opening started with opening remarks by five important figures of the night; Head of National Gallery of Indonesia Pustanto, Monika Irrayati and Marda Yuantika from Erudio Indonesia, Leonhard Bartolomeus, and F.X Harsono himself. Together with acknowledgement and appreciation, a common message from them is hope that Proyek SKS will resume their educative and positive programs with the next exhibitions and similar programs.
A ceremonial entrance by Mr. Harsono and Barto marked the start of Pameran Titik Temu and we took a stroll around the exhibition area to catch sight of the six artworks. All the seven artists were stand by and greeted the visitors. We also had the chance to talk about the artworks with some of them, talking about their inspirations and future endeavours for their art journeys.
There is a plenty of time to visit as the exhibition will run until August 19th, however we insert this brief guide for you guys, just in case you can’t make it.
Mati, Death, Sedo
Mrs. Adriani expresses the perception of death through her artwork of Batik and embroidery. Coming from an anthropology background, she inserts philosophical point of view into her installation by assessing and visually depicting the life after death through sheets of immaculate Batik and Ulos.2. Gloria Pearl
Tutur Kata: Seni Rupa Modern Indonesia dalam Kutipan
Finding difficulties in keeping track of Indonesia’s modern art proteges, Gloria engaged in a lengthy period of document studies and produced a mini biography of Indonesian artists who influence the modern art scene with a supplementary data visualisation. In the book, she compiled numerous quotes from artists such as Basuki Abdullah, S. Sudjojono, and F.X Harsono and also inserted their bios.3. Mira Balya
Rekam Jejak Seorang Demensia
Based on her personal experience of taking care her late mother who suffered from Dementia, Mira constituted her art by following an art therapy module for people with Dementia and Alzheimer, as she wants to dive into the minds of these people in order to understand their mental states. On her installation, She displays a compilation of illustrations which are sketched by people with these mental conditions.4. Saniyyah Blesshanti and Yang Adinda Zhafira
Pahit Manis, Seri 1
Through their art, Sansan and Dinda draws attention to the smallest unit of society, family. Acting as a manifesto to their personal experiences as children with family, they create an installation of family-related artefacts to communicate their concepts and perceptions about family and the complications surrounding it. The highlight of the installation is two pairs of wedding suits and gowns, which are adorned by written expressions from the artists.5. M.S. Alwi
Pertemuan Nyong Tataruga dengan Penguasa Laut
Born and raised in the coastal area of Banda, shipwreck accident is a subject that he is very familiar with. Concerning about the lack of safety procedure that results in these preventable accidents, he creates a life jacket prototype He creates a prototype of customized life jacket, which has extra features to ensure the wearer’s survival during an accident. An interview video of shipwreck survivor is also displayed to add another perspective of the subject.6. Ika Vantiani
Perempuan dalam Kamus Bahasa Indonesia
With a feminist perspective, Ika highlights the degradative definitions of women in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI), which is the official dictionary issued by the Indonesian government. In reference to her discoveries, women are only considered to be sex objects, whores, and limited to domestic roles of bearing children.