EQUATOR ART PROJECTS cordially invites you to
Vox clamantis in deserto
J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra (Indonesia)
Wiyoga Muhardanto (Indonesia)
Friday, 22 November 2013
Saturday, 23 November
J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra, Wiyoga Muhardanto
and Tony Godfrey
RSVP at email@example.com by 21 November
Exhibition runs till 22 December 2013
EQUATOR ART PROJECTS
47 Malan Road
#01-21 Gillman Barracks
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Vox clamantis in deserto
Equator Art Projects is pleased to announce the return of Indonesian artist, J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra, for a special project. Presented at the gallery is a new body of works that showcase the artist's continued exploration of working in charcoal on canvas.
The title of the exhibition, Vox clamantis in deserto, is a biblical reference from the Book of Isaiah, meaning "the voice of the one crying out in the wilderness". Pramuhendra's work depicts the aftermath of the destruction of the world. Blurred figures emerge into the foreground, their identities concealed by oppressive gas masks. The landscape is a desolate, barren wasteland. Signs from Legoland and Universal Studios, two famous amusement parks, have collapsed into the ground. These amusement parks function both as a centre of social activity, where people congregate, socialise and come to seek entertainment, as well as embodying rapid globalisation and commercialisation. Do these toppled signs signify the fall of capitalism, contemporary consumerism and the disintegration of local communities? What is our bleak fate that lies before us?
Vox clamantis in deserto will be accompanied by a catalogue with a text by Heru Hikayat
Equator Art Projects is proud to present a solo show by Wiyoga Muhardanto, a Bandung based artist known through his three-dimensional works which often include critiques and humours. In the recent years, Wiyoga's works play with signs in form of products or presence of objects which reflect consumerism culture of the urban society. Employing strategies of similarities of visual and surface characteristics of these objects, and separating function from form, Wiyoga's works play with perception/reception to deceive his audience.
Nothing Happens is the title of his latest installation. This time round, Wiyoga creates a fictional story that tells about certain domestic problems experienced by a husband-and-wife couple, with background of a kitchen. Instead of a kitchen's usual function as a place to cook, Wiyoga tries to build a drama (sad, happy, ironic, quarrels, etc) within this space by introducing several objects which he replicates, with details reduced, so that his story about the domestic problem is enveloped simply and unpretentiously.
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