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SIP! INDONESIAN ART TODAY #2

at ARNDT Singapore

14 September – 20 October 2013

Opening 13 September 2013, 6-9 pm

The exhibition, “Sip! Indonesian Art Today” and the accompanying publication results from ARNDT’s recent focus on Southeast Asian art and the new Asian and Pacific art markets. Over the past four years, Matthias Arndt has worked in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia. His research, the past shows of Southeast Asian artists and the opening of ARNDT Singapore, the Asian showroom and office of ARNDT, makes Matthias Arndt one of the leading experts for contemporary Indonesian and Southeast Asian Art in Germany and Europe.

The exhibition “Sip! Indonesian Art Today,” curated by Enin Supriyanto, is the 10th show dedicated to Southeast Asian art ARNDT is hosting in Singapore, Australia, Great Britain and Berlin. The 150 page publication, “Sip! Indonesian Art Today” edited by Matthias Arndt and published at DISTANZ Verlag (ISBN 978-3-95476-007-7) is available in all bookstores.

The exhibition presents a selection from our works which was shown in ARNDT Berlin from April to June 2013, from all artistic media including painting, sculpture, installation, photography and film, by 16 contemporary artists from Indonesia. They belong to a larger community of artists who are actively shaping Indonesia’s dynamic developing contemporary art scene. If we consider their age and career development, the artists here represent 3 generations of contemporary art practice dating back from the late 1970s: beginning first with FX Harsono, one of the proponents of the Indonesian New Art Movement (Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru) founded in 1975, followed by a group of artists who emerged at a time when Indonesia was undergoing major socio-political transformations in its strive towards democracy during the late 1990s (Agung Kurniawan, Agus Suwage, Mella Jaarsma), the post-Reformasi (Reformation) generation of artists (Christine Ay Tjoe, Entang Wiharso, Rudi Mantofani, Handiwirman Saputra, Eko Nugroho, Syagini Ratna Wulan and Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo), and finally, a generation of artists who have been active in the past decade, sophisticated operators of their own careers in a more or less stable and democratic Indonesia (Wedhar Riyadi, J. Ariadithya Pramuhendra, Wiyoga Muhardanto, Indieguerillas and Tromarama).

The word “Sip” in Bahasa Indonesia may be a simple and modest one, but it is full of meaning. While the origin of this word is unknown, it is a word that is used by nearly everyone every day. “Sip” is the briefest way to state that something – whether an art work, an event, an experience or anything – is good, of good quality, super or even outstanding. Like this word, and like the process of our ongoing global culture, we do not question the origin of an idea, but we consider how this idea can continue to grow and contribute to the interaction and civilization of the world. In a way, we can say that ‘Sip’ has neither an exotic cultural background, nor any stereotypical cultural baggage. Whatever the case, the meaning is clear: good, great, or outstanding.

http://www.arndtberlin.com/website/page_23420?year=2013

Installation Preview of Pramuhendra's work at SIP! Indonesian Art Today #2

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ANDERS KJELLESVIK / MONIQUE VAN GENDEREN / J. ARIADHITYA PRAMUHENDRA

Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
August 17 – September 7, 2013
Opening: Friday, August 16, 6-9 p.m.

On Friday, August 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. Galerie Michael Janssen will be presenting an exhibition with works by Anders Kjellesvik, Monique van Genderen and J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra.

http://www.galeriemichaeljanssen.de/anders-kjellesvik-monique-van-genderen-j-ariadhitya-pramuhendra

Looking for the bell, 400x250cm, Charcoal on canvas, 2013

In this exhibition Pramuhendra taking part by presenting a Charcoal on Canvas Painting “Looking for the bell”

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ART|JOG|13

Opening
Saturday, 6 July 2013 | 7 PM
at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Jalan Sri Wedani No. 1
Yogyakarta Indonesia

Exhibition : 6th-20th July 2013

MARITIME CULTURE

“This year, ART|JOG (previously Jogja Art Fair) returns for the sixth time to grace the art world of Indonesia and Asia. A yearly occurrence since 2008, the public has begun to accept its unique concept, one that works directly with the artists to exhibit quality artworks of various mediums.

ART|JOG|13 will continue upon last year’s theme of ‘Looking East – A Gaze of Indonesian Contemporary Art’, but with more focus on the Maritime Culture”

Yogyakarta, January 2013

Bambang ‘Toko’ Witjaksono
Curator, ART|JOG|13

http://artfairjogja.com/web/

In this artfair Pramuhendra taking part by presenting a Charcoal on Canvas Painting “Beyond The Half”

Beyond the half, 100x75cm, Charcoal on canvas, 2013

 

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Religion of Science

Was this year first solo show held on August 22, 2012 – September 9, 2012, in GALERIE PERROTIN HONG KONG – 50 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, Hong Kong

presenting 9 new charcoal on canvas paintings.

Here is the Gallery pdf.

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Art Stage Singapore 2011

Art Stage Singapore (henceforth known as Art Stage) is Asia’s answer to Art Basel and other leading art fairs and took the art world by storm as the first major international art event of 2011. Art Stage was held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands’s The Sands Expo and Convention Center from January 13th to 16th 2011. The festival also saw a number of fringe events launched in tandem, with Asian contemporary art pieces exhibited at various locations around Singapore.

In this artfair Pramuhendra taking part by presenting a Charcoal on canvas painting

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