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Jakarta Post

Art Jog 2011 making its mark

  • Munarsih Sahana


Jakarta   /   Fri, July 29 2011   /  08:00 am

A Sleeping Child (Luz Series) by Eddie Prabandono. JP/Munarsih SahanaEntering its fourth year, Art Jog 2011 at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta (TBY) is offering more diverse and higher quality art this year.

Featuring 251 paintings, sculptures, installations and videos from 165 artists, the exhibits were selected from 3,500 submissions by 1,770 hopefuls.

Due to the limited space, not all the works could be displayed, but a complete selection is available in the catalogue.

A greater emphasis this year was placed on three dimensional works, with artistic director Bambang Toko Witjaksono challenged to “reshape” the TBY building inside and out.

For example, he provided over 20 tons of clay for Eddi Prabandono’s giant sculpture, which was placed in a big hole especially made in front of TBY.

Compared to last year’s event, which was dominated by entries f...