ULAH TANAH (Mischievous Earth)

Julian Abraham "Togar"
August 16, 2019 - September 15, 2019

RUCI Art Space’s present Ulah Tanah (Mischievous Earth), a solo exhibition by Julian Abraham “Togar”.
Curated by Arief Yudi Rahman and Grace Samboh.

Ulah Tanah (Mischievous Earth)
Friday, 16 August 2019
PREVIEW
5 PM - Onwards
followed by Opening Reception
6 PM – 11 PM
Super Baday Fitness Center
Jl. Suryo No. 49

Along with Auto Italia’s zine launching: “UNORGANISED RESPONSE: Reader”
conducted by Sanne Oorthuizen & Alec Steadman
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“When Togar and I speak about the cup, we are simply sharing our excitement, fascination, and questions on what we do in our lives. Of course, many of these conversations happen in the first place because I am a curator and Togar is an artist. But, really, not everything we do need to be immediately is claimed as art or art projects.”
- Grace Samboh

Jatiwangi Cup – an annual bodybuilding competition, initiated in 2015 with Jatiwangi Art
Factory and Museum Genteng Jatiwangi – first began during the time when Togar and Grace
were living in Jatiwangi for a year. They wanted to experiment whether as art workers they
could live and work in a different context to cultural centers in Indonesia such as Jakarta and Yogyakarta.

Now in its fifth edition with major national televisions covering the event every year, Togar states “The media spectacle that has been created by the Jatiwangi Cup has enabled communities living and working in the region regain confidence that their traditional industries are something to be proud of. This is an important goal of the project, as so many people in the region have been moving to major cities in search of new forms of work. This
takes us to one of JaF’s aims, as Director Arief Yudi Rahman says: “Usually, people need to go abroad in order to be able to appreciate what they have back home. Before we can afford to send everyone out, let’s borrow the eyes of these outsiders. Hopefully, by socializing with other citizens of the world, people in Jatiwangi appreciate the good side of their livelihood.” in an interview with NERO.

With this in mind, Togar, Arief, and Grace want to extend their practice by probing the notion that if this method (behind the Jatiwangi Cup) can be established and theorized as a form of artistic practice. In order to pursue such a notion, the three of them works with RUCI Art Space in experimenting whether this of the method can work elsewhere, out of its initiation, be it by geography as well as its social context. The aim of this approach is very much
within Togar, Arief and Grace’s core artistic process, to experiment the trial and error of a method, where if there is a success, there are opportunities for new independent theories regarding these arrays of practices that are around us that does not necessarily have to be borrowed from the west or translated from a different language.

At the same time, a different form of the Jatiwangi Cup is currently being exhibited at the Auto Italia South East, in London, UK until 9th of September 2019. Titled Unorganised Response, the exhibition displays the very first calendar that was made out of the first Jatiwangi Cup 2015. The exhibition explores the ways in which artists mobilize critically and collectively to resist being reduced to their various identity markers, through a series of projects that explore advocacy and self-organization through personal and often celebratory experiences. The exhibition comes with a zine publication that documents the conversations amongst artists and arts practitioners regarding artistic production as a tool for influence by organizations engaged in international cultural relations and diplomacy. Bringing together artists, activists, and community organizers, this project asks how creative workers navigate local and international cultural infrastructures when commissioned to build connections, engender trust, and respond to complex geopolitical events.


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2D|3D: Interaction|Intersection

Agung Prabowo, Anastasia Astika, Ella Wijt, Feransis, Valasara, Rega Ayundya, Satria Nugraha.
June 28, 2019 - July 28, 2019

In collaboration with Bale Project we proudly present
2D|3D : Interaction | Intersection

This group show compiled of 7 artists from Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali are Agung Prabowo, Anastasia Astika, Ella Wijt, Feransis, Valasara, Rega Ayundya, and Satria Nugraha. Curated by Asmudjo J Irianto.

2-Dimension 3-Dimension refers to the conventional limitation in arts. Even though it is both generic, there can be more improvement in the categorization and labeling. Even though there are some paradigmatic differences, the concepts can apply to many artworks at the same time, or something in between.
The young artists in this exhibition showcase the possibility of the combination as they try to apply ideas and naration in their own tendencies or vice versa. This mindset causes some artworks to both interact and merge together cohesively.
- Asmudjo J. Irianto

Opening Reception
Friday, 28 June 2019
7 pm - 12 am
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This exhibition is ongoing until 28 July 2019, open daily mon - sun | 11 am - 7 pm

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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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INTERPLAY

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)
RSVP info@ruciart.com

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

RUCI Art Space
Jl. Suryo #49


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GOT PAPER?

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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GROTESK

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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PARIPURNA

DIVISI 62
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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