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Art as intermediary between media and reality

  • Fitria Sofyani

    THE JAKARTA POST

BANDUNG   /   Sun, August 1 2010   /  03:39 pm

Visitors observe Washington D.C 1956 (left) and Cendana, Jkt 1967 by Agan Harahap. courtesy of Selasar Sunaryo Art SpaceThe fourth installment of art exhibition Nu-Substance Festival by Common Room Network Foundation is aimed at showcasing work from multimedia artists from the country and overseas. With a tagline of "The Loss of the Real", the exhibition makes an effort to reflect on development of new technology and new media. The basic primary idea of the exhibition was that media which once connected humans, now has separated us from the real, alienating people from one another, distancing people from objects and other tactile experiences. The director of the Bandung-based Common Room Network Foundation, Gustaff Harriman Iskandar, said that the exhibition aimed at shedding light on the novel context in the relationship between human life and fast-changing media. "The w...