The Jakarta Post
Pairing eight artists from Indonesia and Singapore, the visual and performance art exhibition aims to focus on the polarity of arts in Indonesia and Singapore. (Shutterstock/Hunter Bliss)
A visual and performance art exhibition titled "Conversations on Lack and Excess" will be held at Gajah Gallery in Yogyakarta.
Aiming to focus on the polarity of arts in Indonesia and Singapore with lack and excess as the discourse, eight artists from both countries will be paired in the exhibition. Singaporean artists include Jay Ho, Nature Shankar, Vanessa Lim Shu Yi and Zul Othman, while artists Etza Meisyara, Galih Adika, Gofan Muchtar and Prajna Deviandra Wirata come from Indonesia.
Curated by Liza Markus from Indonesia, the exhibition will run from Aug. 10 to Sept. 2. Liza was trained as a sculptor at Singapore's Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and uses assemblage, textile, installation, video and sculpture in her art.
Malaysian artist Forrest Wong has been invited to observe and be involved in the visual conversations among the artists, with the audience as well as art enthusiasts.
With artists coming from diverse backgrounds, the exhibition is hoped to be a platform for exchanging ideas, as well as sharing the knowledge of artistic practices and cultural values. From then on, the artists will be expected to create art works that will expose the lack and excess in both countries’ art ecosystems.
The exhibition is open to the public, and more information can be found on the gallery’s Instagram account. (wng)