An Exhibition of Art in Collections
March 18, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Jalan Suryo #49
Collections of :
Artworks by :
Agung “Agugn” Prabowo, Agus Suwage, Albert Yonathan, Arifin, Bob Yudhita Agung (Bob Sick), Cinanti Astria Johansyah (Keni), Eddie Hara, Handiwirman Saputra, JA Pramuhendra, Mella Jaarsma, Natisa Jones, Octora, Srihadi Soedarsono, Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Wedhar Riyadi, Wisnu Auri, and Wiyoga Muhardanto.
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. In this exhibition we will be showcasing the collections of Paula Dewiyanti, S. Santosa, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Marissa Soeryadjaya, and Simon Tan. With a range of artworks from Agung “Agugn” Prabowo, Agus Suwage, Albert Yonathan, Arifin, Bob Yudhita Agung (Bob Sick), Cinanti Astria Johansyah (Keni), Eddie Hara, Handiwirman Saputra, JA Pramuhendra, Mella Jaarsma, Natisa Jones, Octora, Srihadi Soedarsono, Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Wedhar Riyadi, Wisnu Auri, and Wiyoga Muhardanto.
The Director of RUCI Art Space, Melin Merrill stated, “It (collecting) is about finding artworks that resonate with personal beliefs and worldviews regarding self-definition.” Artists, galleries, art institutions, collectors and the public together build parts of our cultural foundation. As Indonesia’s contemporary art evolve, there is a need to keep the discourse of private collecting relevant. It is through the separate, but collective act of collecting that a living culture is advanced. Therefore as a gallery, an extension of a cultural body, it is important to provide an open platform to the public on the topic of art and art collecting. We hope with the increase frequency of such topic, we continue to build a well-informed private collecting that, as John Cruthers, Australia’s leading art advisor and private curator, stated, “is intelligent, strategic, playful even; which recognises its potential to be a crucial part of the broader cultural life of the country”.
Y : Collect is held once every two years, in its first exhibition in 2015, RUCI Art Space exhibited the private collection of ten young collectors within a theme that explains why and how they begin collecting. The notion of self-definition, social and political advocacy is certain to appear within the framework of a collection. In this second edition of Y : Collect 2.0, RUCI invited Grace Samboh as the curator, she continues to explore the notion of creating self or collective legacies though art collecting. The exhibition will comprise of artworks that have been collected within the past two decades which reflect a variety of personal takes and turns into building a collection – creating a legacy.