Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Solo project by Indieguerillas
2 - 25 November 2012, Painting Room
Every year it seems we hear the cry "Painting is dead!". Yet painters keep on making paintings and collectors keep on desiring and cherishing them. Perhaps more paintings are sold than any other type of art, but the level of critical writing and argument is sometimes not as strong as it is for more "conceptual" forms of art.
Painting is the most basic form of art - we all did it as infants, happily splodging paint on paper - and yet it is also the art form with the most sophisticated and complex history. No wonder so many artists remain obsessed with it or keep returning to it. The current absence of painting from biennales and the discussion that surrounds them is one of the aberrations of our time. In an attempt to both show how much good painting is being made and also generate more informed critical discussion about it, we are dedicating one of our two project rooms to an ongoing series of projects or small exhibitions focussed solely on painting.
We are very pleased that Indieguerillas, who trained as designers, have made their reputation as installation makers, but increasingly focus on painting, have agreed to initiate this series with a pair of recent paintings. Their installation (Foster) The Prefabricated Faith, made for the opening of Gillman Barracks, which typically combines traditional Javanese imagery and materials with highly contemporary forms and media, will still be on view during the exhibition of this project at Blk 37 Malan Road.
Indieguerillas consist of Santi Ariestyowanti and Dyatmiko "Miko" Bawono. They studied at ISI, Yogyakarta and have worked together since 1999. They continue to live and work in Yogyakarta.Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want is their fifth solo show.
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