The issue that forms the basis of the artistic practices of Elia Nurvista and Youngho Lee, through which they attempt to draw connecting threads in this exhibition, is an enthusiasm for representing the phenomena of global migration of resources. They have investigated a number of these sources as historical issues, while others have been collected from contemporary encounters.
Elia Nurvista and Youngho Lee’s artistic practices are marked by an enthusiasm for representing the global migration of resources. Their practices show a striking combination of “expository tendencies” and “poetic aspirations” in composing political statements about cross-geographical events and phenomena. They utilise the diverse content that is dispersed across the information wilderness, which is increasingly formed from arbitrary sources in today’s era of technology.
This public presentation will explain a variety of interpretations, beginning with at least seven key words that are explored personally by each participant when they discuss clothing and it’s connection to power: identity, image, function, ideology, uniform and symbols, along with meaning and memory.
Toko Buku Liong adalah proyek seni kolaboratif antara kurator Adelina Luft dan seniman Daniel Lie, difasilitasi oleh Cemeti – Institut untuk Seni dan Masyarakat dan dipresentasikan daring padang situs http://www.tokobukuliong.com secara resmi dari tanggal 4 Agustus hingga 4 September 2020.
When we were hit by the Covid-19 in the month of Ramadan, my friends and I initiated to create a drama series in a local language, which was started from a mere friendship networking that now became a collective. We hope that it can be an option for entertainment during self- quarantine.
Along with four artist friends of mine who live outside Palu City, I initiated an online meeting (live streaming via Instagram) for our drawing project and storytelling, I gave it a title as Daring Drawing.
At the beginning of March when I was in Makassar, I joined a deep language training organized by LPDP for three months, March-June. It had been exactly two weeks when I had face-to-face learning and the news about Covid-19 arose and got worse.
Kitchen has been my sweet escape during this self- quarantine due to the Covid-19. Various recipes were made and became an endless experiment. One day, a pack of limes fossils from my uncle who lives in Sukabumi were decaying in a fridge.
In the beginning of March, Yogyakarta set a state of emergency. Practically, there was not much we could do outside the house. At that time, my collective, Gegerboyo, was finishing a project titled “International Mural by Mail” which was one of the projects from a gallery in Portland, Oregon, United States of America.
During this pandemic situation, I spent a lot of time in my studio which also functioned as my home. I made a piece of clay with a scratching technique using a sharp thing.