06/06/2015 - "Infinity in Flux", ART|JOG|8, Yogyakarta / by Adam de Boer

ART | JOG

Now in its eighth year running, ART|JOG has firmly established itself as one of the annual highlights of Southeast Asia’s contemporary art scene. Inspired by the Fluxus movement from the 1960’s, Infinity in Flux presents both Indonesian as well as international artists, emerging and established. This year’s featured artist includes a special presentation by Yoko Ono.   

6 - 28 June, 2015
Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Soboman no. 234 RT 06 DK.X 
Ngestiharjo Kasihan,
Bantul, Yogyakarta 55182
Indonesia 

www.artjog.com


by Adam de Boer for Art Jog 2015

Curator Bambang Toko Witjaksono selected my large batik installation, "Distintos Niveles de Bienestar", 2013, for exhibition at Art | Jog this summer. Though initially made for exhibition in Bogota, Colombia with a very specific audience and physical context in mind, the looseness of the batik mark-making and exaggerated color palette allow for wide interpretation. Staring out of windows and feeling the sensation of inside and outside, belonging or alienation, acting as voyeur or as the object of another’s gaze, are certainly universal situations and themes. I'm especially interested to see how Indonesian viewers will react to the use of batik in this particular fine art context: on a large scale and completely void of traditional textile motifs. 

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Al Lado de la Libélula, 2013, wax-resist acrylic ink and crayon on linen, 79 x 118 inches

Al Lado de la Séptima, 2013, wax-resist acrylic ink and crayon on linen, 79 x 118 inches

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Al Lado de la Séptima, installation