Suspended Histories at Museum Van Loon

From October 5th, 2013 until January 20th, 2014 Museum Van Loon will host the contemporary art exhibition Suspended Histories. For years it has been the wish of the Museum Van Loon to explore the role the family has had in the Dutch East India Company. Willem van Loon (1537-1618) was one of the co-founders and his son Hans van Loon (1577-1658) was the longest serving governor. Today the VOC’s history is seen as controversial.

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Suspended Histories at Museum Van Loon

From October 5th, 2013 until January 20th, 2014 Museum Van Loon will host the contemporary art exhibition Suspended Histories. For years it has been the wish of the Museum Van Loon to explore the role the family has had in the Dutch East India Company. Willem van Loon (1537-1618) was one of the co-founders and his son Hans van Loon (1577-1658) was the longest serving governor. Today the VOC’s history is seen as controversial.

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Indonesia: Magic and Creative Power at the Venice Biennale

Following an absence of eight years, Indonesia returns as a participant in the 2013 Venice Biennale. For the first time, the Southeast Asian country will set up its own National Pavilion in the historic Arsenale, one of the two main venues of the Biennale. The Indonesian exhibition will showcase pieces from five different artists, with the ambitious aims of offering visitors a glimpse of the vast Indonesian contemporary art and defining the Southeast Asian nation as a new and rising cultural presence in the global art world.

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Indonesia: Magic and Creative Power at the Venice Biennale

Following an absence of eight years, Indonesia returns as a participant in the 2013 Venice Biennale. For the first time, the Southeast Asian country will set up its own National Pavilion in the historic Arsenale, one of the two main venues of the Biennale. The Indonesian exhibition will showcase pieces from five different artists, with the ambitious aims of offering visitors a glimpse of the vast Indonesian contemporary art and defining the Southeast Asian nation as a new and rising cultural presence in the global art world.

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Surat Titarubi tentang Karya yang Mendesirkan Hati

Aku merenungkan perasaanku pada karya-karya yang aku suka, menunggu reaksi dari tubuhku, apakah ia berdesir, apakah detak jantungku berdegup lebih keras, atau apakah aku masih merindukan untuk kembali melihatnya. Dan aku masih merasakan sesuatu yang luar biasa bahkan hanya dengan mengingatnya.

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Surat Titarubi tentang Karya yang Mendesirkan Hati

Aku merenungkan perasaanku pada karya-karya yang aku suka, menunggu reaksi dari tubuhku, apakah ia berdesir, apakah detak jantungku berdegup lebih keras, atau apakah aku masih merindukan untuk kembali melihatnya. Dan aku masih merasakan sesuatu yang luar biasa bahkan hanya dengan mengingatnya.

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Creating ‘Sakti’

Titarubi’s Shadow of Surrender stands silent and eerie after entering the pavilion space through Entang’s gate, a preternatural work of nine school desks made of burnt wood, oversized books atop each filled with blank pages. Carla said the wood was reclaimed from colonial-era railroad tracks, and the pieces are burnt in a reference to the charcoal the artist’s mother used to cook with. The background features massive images of trees, Titarubi’s sakti relating to both education and the environment, to knowledge and the natural world.

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Creating ‘Sakti’

Titarubi’s Shadow of Surrender stands silent and eerie after entering the pavilion space through Entang’s gate, a preternatural work of nine school desks made of burnt wood, oversized books atop each filled with blank pages. Carla said the wood was reclaimed from colonial-era railroad tracks, and the pieces are burnt in a reference to the charcoal the artist’s mother used to cook with. The background features massive images of trees, Titarubi’s sakti relating to both education and the environment, to knowledge and the natural world.

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Mengintip Paviliun Indonesia Menjelang Venice Biennale

Tenda hitam berukuran besar sejak Kamis (21/3) kemarin berdiri di area parkir selatan Plaza Mandiri hingga Minggu (24/3). Di dalamnya, ada lima instalasi berukuran raksasa karya lima seniman Indonesia, yakni Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso, Sri Astari, dan Titarubi, sementara alunan gamelan memperdengarkan komposisi Rahayu Supanggah.

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Mengintip Paviliun Indonesia Menjelang Venice Biennale

Tenda hitam berukuran besar sejak Kamis (21/3) kemarin berdiri di area parkir selatan Plaza Mandiri hingga Minggu (24/3). Di dalamnya, ada lima instalasi berukuran raksasa karya lima seniman Indonesia, yakni Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso, Sri Astari, dan Titarubi, sementara alunan gamelan memperdengarkan komposisi Rahayu Supanggah.

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Art Outside

Titarubi sees a major opportunity for Indonesia to develop its fine art industry.

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Art Outside

Titarubi sees a major opportunity for Indonesia to develop its fine art industry.

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Hujan Deras di Sudut Hati

Sebuah catatan tentang film “The Act of Killing”. Seperti dibawa ke sebuah tempat asing di dunia antah-berantah, seekor ikan serupa ikan mas yang besar sekali bertengger di tepi danau, gunung-gunung melatarinya. Gumpalan awan membuat cahaya redup.

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Hujan Deras di Sudut Hati

Sebuah catatan tentang film “The Act of Killing”. Seperti dibawa ke sebuah tempat asing di dunia antah-berantah, seekor ikan serupa ikan mas yang besar sekali bertengger di tepi danau, gunung-gunung melatarinya. Gumpalan awan membuat cahaya redup.

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Surrounding David

Titarubi. “Surrounding David”. 2008. Brocade, fiberglass, light. 320 x 865 cm

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Surrounding David

Titarubi. “Surrounding David”. 2008. Brocade, fiberglass, light. 320 x 865 cm

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Marcel Duchamp in South-East Asia

Equator Art Projects is pleased to present Marcel Duchamp in South-East Asia, featuring 43 artists from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Iran, and England. Artists in this show were invited to exhibit works that in some ways reflect on or respond to the work or legacy of the French artist Marcel Duchamp, who is often referred to as “the father of conceptual art”, and was the most influential artist of the last one hundred years in the West. Has he also been the most influential artist in South-East Asia?

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Marcel Duchamp in South-East Asia

Equator Art Projects is pleased to present Marcel Duchamp in South-East Asia, featuring 43 artists from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Iran, and England. Artists in this show were invited to exhibit works that in some ways reflect on or respond to the work or legacy of the French artist Marcel Duchamp, who is often referred to as “the father of conceptual art”, and was the most influential artist of the last one hundred years in the West. Has he also been the most influential artist in South-East Asia?

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Wombs of Eros

Titarubi. “Wombs of Eros”, or desire-producing machines. 2012. Book & pregnancy pelvis 3D model. 29.5 x 25 x 5.5 cm

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Wombs of Eros

Titarubi. “Wombs of Eros”, or desire-producing machines. 2012. Book & pregnancy pelvis 3D model. 29.5 x 25 x 5.5 cm

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Vagina Brokat

“Vagina Brokat” adalah instalasi khusus yang dibuat untuk film “Opera Jawa” yang disutradarai oleh Garin Nugroho. Karya ini tumbuh dalam proses. Awalnya untuk menggambarkan salah satu hadiah dari Ludiro (diperankan oleh Eko Supriyanto) sebagai bujukan dan rayuan terhadap Sinta (Artika Sari Devi) istri Rama (Martinus Miroto). Hingga Sinta kemudian merasa terjebak dalam penjara hasrat dan birahi di dalam dirinya sendiri. Hal yang membuat Sinta dihakimi oleh kecemburuan suaminya, dihantam ketidakpercayaan, didera kemarahan, yang membucah menjadi pembunuhan.

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Vagina Brokat

“Vagina Brokat” adalah instalasi khusus yang dibuat untuk film “Opera Jawa” yang disutradarai oleh Garin Nugroho. Karya ini tumbuh dalam proses. Awalnya untuk menggambarkan salah satu hadiah dari Ludiro (diperankan oleh Eko Supriyanto) sebagai bujukan dan rayuan terhadap Sinta (Artika Sari Devi) istri Rama (Martinus Miroto). Hingga Sinta kemudian merasa terjebak dalam penjara hasrat dan birahi di dalam dirinya sendiri. Hal yang membuat Sinta dihakimi oleh kecemburuan suaminya, dihantam ketidakpercayaan, didera kemarahan, yang membucah menjadi pembunuhan.

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I Wish I Had a River

Karya ini kubuat ketika aku ingin hengkang dari segala sesuatu yang membebaniku. Ketika seluruh diriku terasa terjebak di dalam tubuhku. Ketika segala hasrat dan keinginan terasa terpendam rapat entah di pojokan mana dalam tubuhku, dan seolah banyak kuburan tumbuh dalam diriku.

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I Wish I Had a River

Karya ini kubuat ketika aku ingin hengkang dari segala sesuatu yang membebaniku. Ketika seluruh diriku terasa terjebak di dalam tubuhku. Ketika segala hasrat dan keinginan terasa terpendam rapat entah di pojokan mana dalam tubuhku, dan seolah banyak kuburan tumbuh dalam diriku.

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