The Jakarta Post
Gajah Gallery is to showcase Yunizar’s latest series of paintings in the 2019 Art Jakarta alongside a new bronze sculpture created in collaboration with the Yogya Art Lab. (Shutterstock/Koliadzynska Iryna)
Singapore-based Gajah Gallery has announced its participation at the 2019 Art Jakarta, slated to run from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) in Senayan, Central Jakarta.
This time, the gallery is to bring together works from Indonesia-based and Southeast Asian artists. Among former are Yunizar, a founding member of the Jendela Group, and painter Erizal As.
According to a statement received by The Jakarta Post, Gajah Gallery plans to showcase Yunizar’s latest series of paintings in the 2019 Art Jakarta alongside a new bronze sculpture created in collaboration with the Yogya Art Lab.
"[Erizal's] quest after all goes beyond the rudiments of form - it is centrally concerned with location within a rapidly expanding yet paradoxically shrinking world, an act of ‘bringing back’ or grounding as the Minangkabau persistently do." - Tessa Maria Guazon. Erizal As solo exhibition 'Formless Existence' continues at Gajah Gallery Yogyakarta! The exhibition runs to 31 August 2019. Artwork Details: Erizal As, Tolerance & Intolerance, 2019, acrylic and oil on canvas, 195 x 305 cm.
As for Erizal, his works feature various themes, namely extinction, corruption and the loss of identity.
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Meanwhile, for the Southeast Asian artists, the gallery plans to bring works by Filipino artist Jigger Cruz and Malaysian artist Kayleigh Goh.
In addition to the aforementioned works, Gajah Gallery is to also collaborate with teamLab, a Japanese multimedia art collective, to present video works entitled Impermanent Life, at the Confluence of Spacetime New Space and Time is Born and Dark Waves.
The former is said to highlight the cyclical nature of life and death. Meanwhile the Dark Waves video presents the movement of waves in water in a computer-generated three-dimensional space. (jes/kes)