Abenk Alter
December 14, 2018 - January 27, 2019

RUCI Art Space presents the very first solo of Abenk Alter, INTERPLAY. Curated by Mia Maria
Open for public starting 7 pm – 12 am

Challenging the limitation of common ideals and external validation, Abenk Alter explores the drives and the impulses between dualities. Exploring the in between interaction of public persona and self, style and character, external and internal, between the real and the apparent.
Well aware of social structures and expectations that are shaping his external identities, he responded by letting loose in automatism through his drawings. An artist and musician, in this solo presentation, Abenk will present his paintings, drawings, installation, sound, his process and findings.

The exhibition runs until 27 January 2019
Open daily Mon – Sun | 11 am – 7 pm

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RUCI Art Wall: RAW Vol. 01

Igi Anjangbiani, Yosefa Aulia, Mira Rizki, Nadira Julia, Ella Wijt
November 10, 2018 - November 25, 2018

The vision of RUCI Art Space is to continuously nurture the artistic practice of young artists. We aim to provide an avenue for today’s audience to be involved in the immersive experience of contemporary art.

With great excitement we are happy to introduce our newest program RUCI Art Wall: RAW VOL. 01. We work with young artists, below 7 years of career experience, through collective discussion and one on one session. Opening our experiences to share basic gallery and business ethics. Our aim is to assist young artists in understanding how to navigate their art in the market. RUCI believe when artists and galleries shares the same ethics it can contributes to a thriving and sustainable art environment.

RUCI Art Wall: RAW Vol. 01 is a preliminary introduction program for our audience to encounter the works of new artists. Months of vigorous proposal reviews, received from RAW’s open submission, we are pleased to announce RUCI Art Wall: RAW Vol. 01 artists –
Igi Anjangbiani (Bandung)
Yosefa Aulia (Bandung)
Nadira Julia (Bandung)
Mira Rizki (Bandung)
Ella Wijt (Jakarta)

We would like to extend our invitation to join us at our opening and BEHIND THE WALL artist talk with Radhinal Indra as the moderator, where we will be introducing the artists and their current artistic practice to the public.
Saturday, November 10th 2018, 3 pm

BEHIND THE WALL artist talk
(Limited Seating Available)

Exhibition Period
November 11th – 25th 2018
11 am – 7 pm

RUCI Art Space
Jl. Suryo #49

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Yeo Kaa (Manila, PH), Natisa Jones (Bali, IDN), Feransis (Jakarta, IDN), Eddie Hara (Basel, CH), and Abenk Alter (Jakarta, IDN)
July 27, 2018 - September 2, 2018

What is it about paper? Diverse in its property, mailable in its treatment paper have been a guiding principle in the artistic practice of artists. It’s the foundation in which many of the exploration found a beginning. Introduced early in their life as a form of childhood activities, many experience what they later recall as, freedom and fearlessness in self-expression.

Through the progression of time each artists develop a personal relationship to paper as a medium. Some of the artists delve into their artistic process to express similarly as they would in a diary, while others utilize it as a system of sort. Whereby they can discern and liberate ideas more practically and in a more private domain. Deliberating a diverse intent and subject matter to realize a realistic imitation of their imagination. Intuitively and subconsciously they engage in a pictorial landscape to present or challenge people’s view through a visceral experience.

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Natisa Jones
June 30, 2018 - July 26, 2018

In support of Natisa Jones 2018 solo exhibition by Komunitas Salihara we present, GROTESK, curated by Asikin Hasan. Natisa (Jakarta, 1989) graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. She currently travels between Bali and Amsterdam, where she spends most of her time creating artworks. As one of the youngest artists ever invited for a solo exhibition by Komunitas Salihara, Natisa follows in the exhibition record of artists such as Eko Nugroho, Hanafi, Nasirun, and S. Teddy to mention a few.

GROTESK will be open to the public on Saturday, 30 June 2018, 19:00 WIB in
Galeri Salihara located in Jl. Salihara No. 16, Pasar Minggu.
The show will run until 26 July 2018.
Opening Hours
Tue – Sun | 11:00 – 20.00 (Close on public holidays)

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May 11, 2018 - June 10, 2018

RUCI Art Space presents PARIPURNA by DIVISI 62. Curated by Gesyada Siregar. Can we really define what is ‘Indonesian’? The exhibition poses this question by presenting the works of @divisi62, a Jakarta-based group of individuals with backgrounds in music studies, anthropology, film, graphic design and photography.

In an era of globalization and mass reproduced culture, the lines between global and local are blurred. What is the relationship between “traditional” versus “modern” Indonesia? What does it mean for the modern Indonesian who are regularly exposed to and have academically studied Western concepts and ideas? As an exhibition, PARIPURNA examine these questions through the lens of the “modern Indonesian,” of the “Westernized Indonesian” returned. This pendulum-like tension is presented as an artistic stance in the form of a collective exhibition, displaying objects of interventions.

In their debut exhibition as a collective, DIVISI 62 intends to establish a dialogue of seeing the paripurna -- whole -- view of our ‘Indonesian’ identity and how to assess the aesthetics and ideological concept of “Indonesia” without any preconception. By re-locating and weaving the scattered fragments of our heritage, we can move closer to reach and reclaim the pieces that we have been detached from.

(Open for Public)
Friday, 11 May 2018
7 PM – 12 AM

Exhibition Period
(Open for Public)
12 May 2018 – 10 June 2018
Mon – Sun | 11 AM – 7 PM

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Place of Belonging

Glenda Sutardy (Japan), Abenk Alter (Jakarta) and Mark Schdroski (Hong Kong).
December 8, 2017 - January 28, 2018

The environment in which the artists live harbors the potential of creativity and act as a spring for inspirations. Each will have subject of interest keen for further exploration whether it is to criticize existing social norms, or to investigate their place in the context of their landscape. The three artists in this show, Glenda Sutardy, Abenk Alter and Mark Schdroski, response to the second view with the understanding that a Place of Belonging, does not only constitute the notion of the physical environment but also a state of being. Where their identity are reinforced through the act of painting. The medium acts as a vehicle to comprehend fragments of knowledge that are consciously and subconsciously absorbed. Each artist showcases the utilization of paint that best suit their intentions.

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Matter's Matter

Radhinal Indra
October 27, 2017 - November 26, 2017

In the exhibition Matter’s Matter, Radhinal Indra shows a constellation of works that display his extensive research on the connections between the observer (human) and the observed (celestial objects). In his solo exhibition the artist attempts to provide a different perspective on the human desire to have a cosmic connection by examining the relationship between human and celestial objects inspired by a scientific framework.
The main question dealt with in the show: how are the large – the universe and the small – the human body – connected?
Matter doesn’t speak for itself, the artist does that: he offers his narrative. In the exhibition Matter’s Matter, the different works – paintings, installations and videos – are different components that constitute a larger constellation. And the exhibition as a whole forms the total constellation. And as such, the exhibition comes to symbolize symmetry: different parts contributing to or joined in as a whole. And symmetry, in turn, can offer us – observers – aesthetic pleasure.

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A DIVERSE SHOW OF FOUR ARTISTS, Deden Hendan Durahman (Bandung), Jabbar Muhammad (Bandung), Kelvin Atmadibrata (Jakarta), Theresia Agustina Sitompul (Jogjakarta), Curated by Roy Voragen
July 14, 2017 - August 13, 2017

RUCI Art Space presents a curated show by Roy Voragen, titled I too am untranslatable; it is a diverse show of four artists from Jakarta, Bandung and Jogjakarta, each with different artistic practices.
I too am untranslatable exposes the journey of four different artists which explore the boundaries and potentials of the body. The show displays the freedom of understanding a concept of a body without assimilating the influence of others. It echoes the sentiment of being an authority of oneself but does not espouse a self-marginalizing solipsism: no one is an island unto her- or himself. The various representation of the body is brought to life with different artistic strategies and sensibilities.

Deden Hendan Durahman – Photography and Printmaking
Jabbar Muhammad – Painting
Kelvin Atmadibrata – Performance Art and Installation
Theresia Agustina Sitompul – Installation and Printmaking

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An Exhibition of Art in Collections

An Exhibition of Art in Collections
March 18, 2017 - April 9, 2017

RUCI Art Space presents Y : Collect 2.0, an exhibition of art in collections. Y : Collect is RUCI’s effort to provide a platform to introduce to the broader public the idealism and significance of art collecting. It is a celebration and an homage to individuals who have supported the development of Indonesia’s contemporary art through private collecting

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Tough Romance

Natisa Jones
December 9, 2016 - January 22, 2017

RUCI Art Space presents :

Tough Romance

A solo exhibition by Natisa Jones
Curated by Glenda Sutardy

09 December 2016 – 22 January 2017
Monday – Sunday
11 Am – 7 Pm

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