Rempah Embassy with Kamengski, Kandura & Suwe Ora Jamu

Rempah Embassy with Kamengski, Kandura & Suwe Ora Jamu

Gerakan Seni Rupa Bisnis (Business Art Movement)

(2021)

With Kamengski (Jakarta), Kandura (Bandung), Suwe Ora Jamu (Jakarta)

Infiltratorship, tisane, floss, prayer mat, ceramic cups, bird cage, video

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Kopi Apik, Jatiwangi art Factory

Rempah Embassy is a public spice service agency. Using herbs (and spices) as a pretext, the Embassy collects stories, myths, as well as historical facts. They then cultivate these things with glimpses of fresh perspectives for healthier ways of living. They love to chit-chat, wander, research, experiment, and brew. Their concoctions come from plants that are found in their own garden, or someone else’s, and are purportedly made for to be served to the public.

 

Video projection supported by: Epson

Supported by: Kandura, Kamengski, Suwe Ora Jamu

 

 

Rania Ho

Rania Ho

Fully-Directional Hybrid-Turbine Multi-level Cloverstack

(2021)

Exterior sports court coating, 20 m x 10 m 

Rania Ho works with installation and performance. Her particular approach toward ordinary objects and situations reveals broader socio-cultural issues, especially by way of humor and absurdity. She has once said that her work is “ongoing search for gestures that celebrate our ability to navigate the ludicrous dissonances we maintain in our everyday lives.” Rania Ho is joining the Jakarta Biennale 2021: ESOK.

RajutKejut

RajutKejut

Sesaji Nusantara

(2021)

Crochet on wire, 270 x ( D : 210) cm

RajutKejut is a community of yarn bombing practitioners. Founded in 2014 in Jakarta, its first project was to wrap a sidewalk bench in front of the National Museum in celebration of the 69th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia. This crochet project was carried out collectively by Harjuni Rochajati, Vidhyasuri Utami, Elisabet Tata, Yulina Achrini, and Wahju Hardjanti. Along the way, RajutKejut has grown to involve the participation of hundreds of crochet artists throughout Indonesia. This community is open to anyone interested in the art of yarn bombing.

Rajendra Gour

Rajendra Gour

Labour of Love – The Housewife

(1974)

HD video, 17 min

 

Rajenda Gour is known as Singapore’s first independent short filmmaker. In his youth, he used his savings to create a 16 mm film in the 1960s to 1970s. His films have been screened at various festivals, receiving many awards, and are kept in the Asian Film Archives in Singpaore. Rajendra has worked with multiple media outlets and has extensive experience in broadcast, film, and television production.

 

Supported by the Asia Film Archive.

Praneet Soi

Praneet Soi​

Migration of Form

(2015)

Single-channel video

 

Through painting and visual arts, Praneet Soi highlights distortion as a result of political upheaval, media representation or human migration patterns. His works represent a response towards the socio-political landscape around him, migrating from Bengal to America and then to the Netherlands, where he currently stays.

Esok video projection supported by: Epson

Phaptawan Suwannakudt

Phaptawan Suwannakudt

Sleeping   Deep   Beauty

(2021)  

Single track audio, acrylic, gold leaf silver foil on linen paintings, veils and reflexive panels

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Puji Lestari Ciptaningrum (Ijup), Tanskul Suwannakudt (recording of sound element)

Phaptawan works in interdisciplinary forms that include painting, sculpture, and installation. Her work often dealt with issues of empathy and commensurability informed by Buddhism, women’s issues, and cross- cultural dialogue. She trained as a Thai Buddhist mural painter in her father’s workshop, the late master Paiboon Suwannakudt who was a writer, poet, dancer, and choreographer. Her early childhood involved reading her father’s manuscripts and learning Thai mural painting drafting skills. In her teens she was sent to read Thai poetry with the late poet, artist Chang Sae Tang.

 

Image by John Clark.

Nadiah Bamadhaj

Nadiah Bamadhaj

Casting Spells for the Movement (Merapal Mantra untuk Gerakan)

(2021)

Painted-over resin sculpture (253 x 178 x 93 cm) and three-channel video, color, silent (2 min 26 sec)

Nadiah Bamadhaj is born in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, and resides in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She works with sculpture, site-specific installation, digital video, and print. Recently her works focus on the social intricacies of life within Indonesian society, with uses of figure, flora and fauna, batik motif, mythology, and architecture to articulate her observations. She also writes, teaches, and is a board member of Yayasan Kebaya that takes care of homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS.

 

Supported by A+ WORKS of ART.

Miljohn Ruperto with Ulrik Heltoft & Erik Chongsoo Kim

Miljohn Ruperto with Ulrik Heltoft & Erik Chongsoo Kim​

The Time Machine (Accelerate)

(2021)

With Erik Kim

Digital video

24 min 

 

Voynich Botanical Studies

(2013 to present)

With Ulrik Heltoft

23v Jaro, 52v Zima, 04r Podzin, 06v Leto, 07v Podzim, 44v Zima, 14r Podzim, 31r Leto

Silver gelatin print on fiber-based paper

Photography, cinema, performance and digital animation are Miljohn Ruperto’s chosen mediums in his work to ignite new understandings of what is fact and what is fiction. He frequently processes historical references and utilises scientific research while testing alternative possibilities of creation from existing materials.

Maharani Mancanagara

Maharani Mancanagara​

Susur Leluri

(2021)

With Aji Abram (Bandung), Nurrachmat Widyasena (Bandung), Rio Fredericco (Bandung), Seeds Motion (Bandung)

Card game

Variable size

 

Susur Leluri

(2021) 

With Aji Abram (Bandung), Nurrachmat Widyasena (Bandung), Rio Fredericco (Bandung), Seeds Motion (Bandung) 

Video projection, 4 min 18 sec

 

Warta Pijar: Susur Leluri

(2021)

With Aji Abram (Bandung), Nurrachmat Widyasena (Bandung), Rio Fredericco (Bandung), Seeds Motion (Bandung)

Mixed media

Maharani Mancanagara works through graphic media, mixed media, and installation. For the last five years, Maharani has often visualized the long history of education in Indonesia and also story of Indonesia’s political prisoners (through her late grandfather’s artifacts). She experimented with these heirlooms and artifacts, turning them into art, as a way of self-identification. She is hopeful that this will give wider recognition to people with similar backgrounds to hers.

Supported by Seeds Motion

Maha Maamoun

Maha Maamoun

It Happened at Exactly Ten Past Four (Hal itu Terjadi Tepat pada Pukul Empat Lewat Sepuluh)

 (2021)

Archival inkjet prints, 100 x 66,7 cms

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

KUNCI Study Forum & Collective, Haytham El-Wardany, Aalam Wassef and all the writers, living and passed, and many more.

Maha Maamoun is an artist, curator and publisher. Her work examines the form, function and currency of common visual and literary images as an entry point to investigating the cultural fabric that we weave and are woven into. She is co-founder of the Contemporary Image Collective (CiC), the publishing platform Kayfa ta, member of the curatorial team of Forum Expanded (Berlinale), and member of the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World), Cologne.