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Jakarta Post

Ari Bayuaji is pulling the strings, learning the ropes

  • Eric Buvelot


Bali   /   Thu, March 26 2020   /  01:48 am

Sunrise (2019) by Ari BayuajiAs an artist who finds his inspiration in everyday objects, Ari Bayuaji is preparing an exhibition based on plastic rope, string and fishnets found in the ocean.Artist Ari Bayuaji has been preparing for his upcoming exhibition since September 2019 in Bali.

Although not specifically indicated by the artist, he will once again use his show to question the social deficiencies of societies worldwide; in this case, widespread ocean pollution.

“I’ve been talking about this project to many people here, but I’ve avoided talking about pollution. I’m not an activist,” he ponders in his Sanur hotel room.

Indeed, pollution is a key word that he will not mention directly.

“I like ready-made objects and to elevate them into high art,” Ari says.

This is obviously his trademark, with all his artwork based on ordinary objects d...