Y: Collect 2.0

Posted on 31 Maret 2017

Ruci’s Artspace brings back the second edition of Y: Collect, a platform in introducing the significance of art collecting to the broader public. In this edition, Grace Samboh was invited to curate artworks from five collectors; Paula Dewiyanti, S. Santosa, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Marissa Soeryadjaya, and Simon Tan. The second edition of this bi-annual exhibition showcases the works of some of Indonesia’s notable visual artists, Wiyoga Muhardanto, Bob Sick, and Eddie Hara to name a few.

Mella Jaarsma’s “Sketch for the Lords of the Tea (2012)” is an expression of her search for self-identity. The Dutch-born painter was experiencing a moment in her life where she questioned her identity; whether she has become an Indonesian because she has lived in the country for decades, or was she still a Dutch regardless? This dilemma resonated with Simon Tan who is a third generation Chinese Indonesian, who often found himself questioning about the same thing.

Wisnu Auri’s “Part of Life (2013)” is both a historical record and an artwork. His work is an assembly of original pieces from SDSB (Sumbangan Dana Sosial Berhadiah), lotteries managed by the social ministry, that took place during Soeharto’s reign.

Alive and organic, Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi’s work is one of the most interesting pieces in this exhibition. Lartucira #2 (2016) is made of lichen on fiberglass. Depending on the humidity and sunlight, the artwork will keep changing.

Y: Collect 2.0 is a homage to those who have supported Indonesia’s contemporary art through private collection. It also aims to give the broader public an insight to what and why private collectors collect specific art pieces. Y: Collect 2.0 is exhibited at Ruci’s Artspace until April 9, 2017.

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