The Jakarta Post
Visitors browse the 2017 exhibition "Art Turns. World Turns." at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta. (JP/Muthi)
After running two successful rounds, "Arisan Karya" (artwork raffle) of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) is returning this month for its third and final edition.
To be held from July 28 to Aug. 2, the final iteration of Arisan Karya is to feature up to 150 works of art for the taking, selected from an open call for artists that ran on July 16-19.
The two prior editions of the art raffle featured a total of 209 artists selected from over 1,000 who participated in the open call, and included both established and up-and-coming artists like Tisna Sanjaya, Melati Suryodarmo and Ika Vantiani.
People interested in taking part in the art raffle can purchase a numbered coupon at shop.museummacan.org for Rp 1 million (US$68). The actual raffle will be held on Aug. 3 via Instagram Live.
But speed is key, as the two previous rounds sold out in the first hour of sales.
The majority of the proceeds will go to the artists, with a percentage going to art managers who assisted as regional coordinators in running the event. A separate percentage of the proceeds will go to artists of the "MACAN At Home" initiative for developing an online arts program.
Museum MACAN director Aaron Seeto said in a statement that the diversity of talent, ideas and approaches were Arisan Karya's strengths.
“Arisan Karya has been a platform of discovery, with emerging artists presented alongside some of the most recognizable names in Indonesia’s contemporary art scene. This is exactly what we had in mind when we started Arisan Karya. We wanted to start a chain of support within arts communities,” he said
Museum MACAN has collaborated on the last edition of Arisan Karya with smartphone brand OPPO, which will be represented in three commissioned pieces by Bagus Pandega, Patricia Untario and Etza Meisyara.
'Remembering something that never happened' (2020), commissioned work featuring the OPPO Find X2 by Bagus Pandega (MuseumMacan.org/-)
The three young artists have the same alma mater, the Bandung Institute of Technology, but their artistic styles are as different as they come.
Bagus has exhibited across the world, the latest being the Condo London 2020 at the Project Native Informant in the first month of the year. His works often challenge the preconditioned relationship between audience and objects by emphasizing physical space, while encouraging direct audience interaction through movement, sound and light.
Patricia mainly works with glass as her medium of choice, having studied glassmaking at the Vetroricerca Glass & Modern in Bolzano, Italy. She has participated in group exhibitions, including the second edition of the Trienal Seni Patung Indonesia in 2014 and the 2015 Sovereign Asian Art Prize in Hong Kong. In 2017, she held the "Perjalanan Senyap" (Silent Journey) solo exhibition at the Orbital Dago contemporary art gallery in Bandung, West Java.
'Front-Face Solitude' (2020), commissioned work featuring the OPPO Find X2 by Etza Meisyara (MuseumMacan.org/-)
Meanwhile, Etza derives her art from her emotional journey while traveling through nature. Bridging installation, performance art and sound art, her works explore human relationships in stories illustrated through her materials.
The three artists were tasked with creating art infused with technology, and were provided with OPPO Find X2 smartphones for the commissioned pieces. The artwork are also part of the final raffle and three lucky coupon holders will win them during the livestreamed event on Aug. 3.
Untitled (2020), commissioned work featuring the OPPO Find X2 by Patricia Untario. (MuseumMacan.org/-)
The behind-the-scenes on the creative process of the three interactive pieces will feature on Museum MACAN’s Instagram account (@xxx) through the month of August.
OPPO chief creative officer Patrick Owen said that the collaboration with Museum MACAN came from a mutual appreciation of art as a platform for reflection, discussion and knowledge exchange on how to move forward as a society through these tough times.
“We are excited to be rolling out meaningful digital content from exemplary Indonesian artists,” Owen said.
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