Y:Collect 3.0
Y:Collect 3.0 with the collections of: Biantoro Santoso, Galeri Soemardja, Mikke Susanto, Nasirun, OHD Museum, Rismilliana Wijayanti, and Wiyu Wahono. And artists in collection: Ay Tjoe Christine, Bunga Jeruk, Dolorosa Sinaga, Emiria Soenassa, Grup 18, IGAK Murniarsih, Lucia Hartini, Maria Indriasari, Mie Cornoedus, Nastasha Abigail Koetin, Nunung WS, Rita Widagdo, Sinta Tantra, Tintin Wulia, Tridjoto Abdullah, Umi Dachlan.
March 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019

RUCI Art Space presents Y:Collect 3.0, an exhibition of art in the art scene’s collections. Y:Collect is RUCI’s biannual effort to introduce and cultivate an awareness and appreciation of the impacts and significance of art collecting to the broader public. With the rising awareness and interest of art amongst the youth in Indonesia, we aim to create a platform where our audience can extend their curiosities and expand their admiration of art in self and others.

Exhibition Period
22 March 2019 - 28 April 2019
Viewing & Tour Hours
11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm

What is a collection? What can a collection do to the one who collects, to the works, to the artists, and to the broader environment of artistic practice? After exploring the stories and rasion d'etre of art collecting with our previous Y:Collect exhibitions, this time we express our fascination to the act of collecting as an act of nurturing not only for the artworks but also the art ecosystem as well.

The artworks are treasures from the past and the priceless resources to understand the context of art-making, exhibition making, art scene of our past, and of our ancestors. Any reminiscence of our past becomes a powerful resource to writing our own history, to locating our state of being in the universe, to defining our future. We showcase the many actors in the art ecosystem that have built their own meticulously categorized collections including a wide range of profession such as artists, managers, curators, gallerists, and institutions.”
- Grace Samboh

We are pleased to announce Y:Collect 3.0 with the collections of:
Biantoro Santoso, Galeri Soemardja, Mikke Susanto, Nasirun, OHD Museum, Rismilliana Wijayanti, and Wiyu Wahono

And artists in collection:
Ay Tjoe Christine, Bunga Jeruk, Dolorosa Sinaga, Emiria Soenassa, Grup 18, IGAK Murniarsih, Lucia Hartini, Maria Indriasari, Mie Cornoedus, Nastasha Abigail Koetin, Nunung WS, Rita Widagdo, Sinta Tantra, Tintin Wulia, Tridjoto Abdullah, Umi Dachlan.

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Press Release

Y : Collect 3.0
An Exhibition of Art in the Art Scene’s Collections

RUCI Art Space presents Y:Collect 3.0, an exhibition of art in the art scene’s collections as the continuation of RUCI’s biannual effort to introduce and cultivate the awareness of art collecting to the broader public. As our third installment in the Y: Collect series, we extend the curiosity of art collecting to the macrocosm of art market by showing the collection of other actors in the art scene such as Collectors, Gallerists, Institutions, Curators, Artists, and Multi-Heads. The exhibition is comprised of collections from Biantoro Santoso, Galeri Soemardja, Mikke Susanto, Nasirun, OHD Museum, Rismiliana Wijayanti, and Wiyu Wahono. The artworks showcased in this exhibition includes artworks by Ay Tjoe Christine, Bunga Jeruk, Dolorosa Sinaga, Emiria Soenassa, Grup 18, IGAK Murniarsih, Lucia Hartini, Maria Indriasari, Mie Cornoedus, Natasha Abigail Koetin, Nunung WS, Rita Widagdo, Sinta Tantra, Tintin Wulia, Tridjoto Abdullah, and Umi Dachlan. The opening of Y: Collect 3.0 will be held on 22 March 2019 from 7 PM and the exhibition will be open for public until 28 April 2019.

For the last two installments of Y:Collects, we have showcased the collection of Indonesian art collectors with an aim to introduce the idealism and significance of private art collecting, where we have sought to elevate the reasoning and drives behind their initiation to collect. By continuously seeking out the people motives in arts, we hope to approach them in consonance through providing an exhibition of a collective collection, where our audience can unravel the how’s in starting and developing their journey of collecting and the why’s in the act of collecting itself. Through a collective exhibition of the collection in the art scene, we hope to invite our audience to rediscover a more balanced insight behind the act of art collecting.

Jakarta, 21 March 2019

Continuing the effort of Y:Collect, Grace Samboh as the curator of this exhibition writes “What is a collection?; What can a collection do to the one who collects, to the works, to the artists, and to the broader environment of artistic practice?” Y:Collect 3 deepens the notion of collecting as an act of nurturing, not only the artists’ practices but also the ecosystems in which the collectors and the artists are a part of. This exhibition is comprised of artefacts from around Indonesia’s independence to now. They are selected from a variety of collection coming from different actors of our art ecosystem to assure us that it is good to care for our environment. To prevail ourselves that the future depends on our current acts. Nasirun can be viewed as a hoarder/savior of unwanted things in the art world, such as sketches, unfinished works, sculptural models made by stones, photographs, letters, old documents, etc. Mikke Susanto collects publications, periodicals, brochures, posters, catalogues, books, photographs, mass media clippings, and such. Manager Rismiliana Wijayanti puts so much thorough thinking process in her collection that she often declines several artworks given to her. Dealer Biantoro Santoso stated that one must like what one buys, what one keeps, what one collects. Collector Wiyu Wahono expresses his collection as the spirit of the time, something for the people in the future to look back. Individually, the artworks may sound as insignificant items, but through meticulous description and categorization, they are treasures from

the past that we can use as resources to define our future.”

The participation of RUCI Art Space in the art community is to cultivate the rising awareness of art in Indonesia’s evolving culture. RUCI’s aim is to create a platform between artists and the public by providing a space to experiment, develop, and transform ideas into representative symbols and objects. Together, RUCI can contribute to our cultural identity that best reflects today’s generation.