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. In GROTESK, Natisa will be showing an introspective body of work ranging from her canvas, paper works, installation, journal inserts as well as, releasing a limited edition art book of 100 titled, As Close to Me as Possible.

Her artworks mostly explore the vast notions in self-identity and the spontaneity and expressive nature of the human psyche. Her practice elude a sense of concern often raised by the millennials, topics regarding women, or explicit personal experiences. Asikin describe her work, “wild lines made with humble materials—the tip of an ordinary pen, emotional brushstrokes creating blocks of black, red, and so forth, with inks and acrylics. Short phrases thrown as asides or perhaps aphorisms of spontaneous expressions, unconnected from one image to the next. Everything happens in different places, spaces, and times. Almost every drawing is completed with one decisively drawn line, showing her mastery of media and her sharp sensitivity… Perhaps, Natisa is describing a microcosm, while also reflecting a larger world, that is: the psychological situation of our current society. Perhaps it is a taxonomy of the daily concerns of people who, though perhaps not as blessed as Natisa, are able to describe their situation in images and texts. Or, perhaps this is a manifestation of the kind of spontaneity that comes out in waves from within the soul of a young person who exists in between a diversity of cultures, moving from one country to the next, quickly shifting from one language to the next.”

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.

Galeri Salihara
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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Luminous Landscape

Arkiv Vilmansa
July 29, 2016 - September 4, 2016

RUCI Art Space presents :

Bentang Cahaya

A solo exhibition by Arkiv Vilmansa
Curated by Rifandy Priatna

30 July 2016 – 04 September 2016
Monday – Sunday
11 Am – 7 Pm

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Anton Ismael
April 1, 2016 - May 15, 2016

A solo exhibition by Anton Ismael, Curated by Ade Darmawan.

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Glenda Sutardy
December 5, 2015 - January 10, 2016

A solo exhibition by Glenda Sutardy, Curated by herself.

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