Showing posts with label Indonesia Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indonesia Art. Show all posts

Monday, August 8

Art Stage Jakarta Takes Great Care of its VIPs

Lorenzo Rudolf, the founder and director of Art Stage, knows how to look after top collectors and clients. After all this is the man who introduced the modern VIP concept to art fairs back in the 1990s when he was at Art Basel and helped transform the fair from a trade show to the must attend annual art event for collectors. Fast forward 20 years, and Rudolf is still creating novel and interesting experiences for top collectors.

Sunday, August 7

Mini-exhibition Shows Affandi’s Humanist Side

When 17 of Affandi’s artworks are brought together, you are in for a treat! Widely regarded as one of the masters of Indonesian art in the 20th century, Affandi’s works are instantly recognizable thanks to the distinctive technique (unusual at the time) that he developed in the 1950s, squeezing tubes of paint directly onto his canvases (originally stemming from having broken his paint brush).

Wednesday, August 3

Must-See: 'Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas’ at Singapore Art Museum

Though not linked to the Singapore Biennale 2016, opening in October and curated around the theme of "An Atlas of Mirrors" in reference to the similarities and differences between people and across cultures, the Singapore Art Museum is opening an exhibition mapping the seas, which could be a prelude to the biennale.

Tuesday, May 24

Interview: Decoding Heri Dono’s Craziness at STPI

One of Indonesia’s foremost contemporary artists, Heri Dono is known for his highly recognizable iconography inspired by Javanese folk theater, such as wayang kulit (shadow puppetry), and comic books. While often darkly humorous, his performative works have a strong socio-political subtext, commenting on human behavior and contemporary issues like political corruption or damaging environmental policies.

The 56-year-old artist’s latest exhibition, “Zaman Edan” (The Age of Craziness) at the STPI in Singapore, features 40 works created during a residency at the print institute, and while his usual iconography of fantastical hybrid creatures and pop culture motifs is omnipresent, there are also plenty of subtle new developments in the work — from the use of bright color to the creation of screen prints on canvas against photographs — to surprise visitors.

Tuesday, December 30

Interview with Entang Wiharso on his STPI Residency

For Entang Wiharso, one of Indonesia’s premier contemporary artists, art has always been an opportunity for reflection on his personal experiences and his practice has long explored universal issues of social connections with visuals of human figures, often portrayed with long tongues, interconnected to one another by intestines or connected to machines through hoses. His work is instantly recognizable.
While he is perhaps better known for metal reliefs that combine influences of temple relief and traditional wayang puppetry, he has also used canvas and to a lesser extent paper. With his current residency at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, the 47-year old artist explores that latter medium in more depth, working on about 40-50 pieces using paper cast together with photography, and print as well as alternative materials like mirrors, wool, wires, nails, and aluminum, often incorporated in the print and papermaking processes. 

Friday, November 21

Antonius Subiyanto Wins United UOB Painting of the Year Award

Indonesian artist Antonius Subiyanto has won the 2014 United Overseas Bank (UOB) Painting of the Year award, for his commentary on consumerism, “Old Stock Fresh Men.”

Monday, November 3

12 Questions for Indonesian Artist Yunizar

Indonesian artist Yunizar, a leader member of the prominent art collective Jendela, has just opened a solo exhibition at Gajah Gallery, running until November 11. As well as presenting several paintings the new show also includes a series of bronze sculptures, a relatively new medium for the artist who has been experimenting with the patina process to perfect his color vision. Blouin Artinfo spoke to the artist about the show, his 2015 plans and his bird breeding hobby.

Sunday, October 19

Rome’s MACRO Showcases Indonesian Contemporary Art

Following up on its widely popular 2011 exhibition ‘Beyond the East’, which featured 15 established Indonesian artists, the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) will host “SHOUT!: Indonesian Contemporary,” an exhibition of works by 11 emerging artists who have never previously had shown in Italy before.

Friday, February 28

S. Sudjojono, Sudjana Kerton at Sotheby’s HK April 5

Sotheby's Hong Kong will be selling 16 works from Southeast Asian artists as part of its Modern and Contemporary Asian Art – Evening Sale Saturday, April 5, which will include a total 50 lots worth an estimated HK$400 million (US$51 million) or more.

Saturday, October 19

Singapore Biennale: Discover Lesser Known Indonesian Artists

Eko Prawoto's Wormhole, 2013
As one of the 27 curators of the Singapore Biennale 2013 and a specialist in Indonesian art, Tan Siu Li has been travelling to Indonesia regularly over the last few months. A curator at Singapore Art Museum overseeing its Indonesian collection of modern and contemporary work, Tan work with colleague SAM assistant curator Iman Ismail and two Indonesia-based co-curators Aminuddin TH Siregar (‘Ucok’) and Mia Maria to select artists and their works to be presented at this year “If The World Change” Biennale. In this interview ahead of the Biennale opening on October 25, she discusses the state of the current Indonesian art scene as well as some of the Indonesian works that will be shown.

Friday, September 20

UOB Tweaks Painting of the Year Competition

 The competition has two distinct segments— Emerging Artist and Established Artist — and comes with a total prize pool of US$200,000, making it one of the largest purses among art competitions in the region. While the Emerging Artist segment is open to all, the Established Artist competition is open to professional artists, with a proven track-record.

Saturday, May 11

What Will They Bring? A Sneak Peek at Art Basel Hong Kong

Art galleries participating in the upcoming Art Basel Hong Kong are probably wondering which high-profile collectors will come this year and whether the new management of the fair will be able to leverage on its brand name to bring a new flock of collectors from outside the region. But meanwhile, collectors are probably also wondering: “What will the galleries bring?”

With about 245 exhibitors participating from around the world, diversity is likely to be the key word, with the usual mix of high-profile international names already announced (think Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, Subodh Gupta, Murakami and Yayoi Kusama) with a good crop of young and emerging artists from the region.

ARTINFO selected a few artworks from around the world to look forward to. Click on the slideshow to see them all.

Monday, March 4

Lee Man Fong, Masriadi to Lead Sotheby’s South East Asian sales in April

Last October, Sothebys’ Hong Kong sold Lee Man Fong’s Fortune and Longevity for an impressive $4.4 million, setting the auction world record for a Southeast Asian painting at auction. For its April 6th sales of South East Asian Paintings in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s will offer another large painting by the late master, Bali Life, with a pre-sale estimate of $451,000 – $709,000.

Thursday, January 17

Yogya Art Lab to Debut at Art Stage Singapore

Gajah Gallery will take the opportunity of Art Stage Singapore to showcase for the first time two pieces realized the Yogya Art Lab for Indonesian artist Yunizar.

Sunday, January 13

One East Larasati to auction Jan 26 in Singapore

One East Larasati will kick off the Asian auction calendar this year with a small sale of just 33 selected Asian art works with a total pre-sale estimate of S$1.5-S$2.0 million.

Wednesday, December 19

Pintor Sirait Unveils ‘Infinity’ Sculpture at Resorts World Sentosa

Indonesian sculptor Pintor Sirait has created an eight-meter tall rotating sculpture, ‘Infinity,’ for Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore.

Wednesday, December 12

Art Stage Singapore Announces Galleries, Feature Installations

For its third edition, Art Stage Singapore will feature 120 galleries, with 75 percent of the exhibitors from Asia Pacific as the fair seeks to reaffirm its commitment to the Asian Pacific art market.

Thursday, October 11

Budi Agung Kuswara reflects on staying afloat

"Floating Desires” is the new solo exhibition by Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul), a young Balinese artist who finds inspiration in memories of growing up by Bali’s beaches.

Monday, October 8

Lee Man Fong's work reached $4.4 mln at auction

Sotheby’s HK sale of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings commanded a strong $15.5 million, more than doubling the $5.8 million and proving the new strength of this category. The sale set a record as the highest auction total for the category, as well as the higher auction record for a Southeast Asian artist.

Saturday, September 15

Sotheby's preview SE Asian masters in Singapore

Sotheby's is previewing in Singapore some of the Southeast Asian masters that will be up for sales in October in Hong Kong. Amongst the paintings is  a stunning Lee Man Fong work.