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Jakarta Post

‘Excursion’ A look into the inner journey of an artist

  • Anselmo Jason

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 21 2020   /  02:30 am

Story of Wood by Hendrikus David Arie and Teguh Hadiyanto (JP/Anselmo Jason)“I like to think of an excursion as an [artistic] journey with a mission,” head curator Frigidanto Agung said, explaining the inspiration behind the exhibition’s name in a recent interview.“Within the mission we can find subjectivity, and that subjectivity is how we act on that journey.”Going further into the exhibition’s philosophy, Agung believed that the subjectivity of the artists involved could be divided into three main aspects; raga (the body), menjiwai raga (the animation of the body) and jiwa (the spirit within the body).The “body” aspect of the philosophy refers to the basic bodily interpretation of the artist’s five senses as they engage with the world around them. This includes both social phenomenon and individual affairs.The “animation” refers to the process of drawing from the...