Vox clamantis in deserto
Solo exhibition by J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra
22 November - 22 December 2013, Main Gallery and Project Room II
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
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