Presented in association with John Cruthers and Lauren Parker from Indo Art Link, Termasuk: Contemporary art from Indonesia will showcase recent work by artists based in Indonesia, one of the world’s most vibrant contemporary art scenes.
Termasuk presents recent work by 12 younger and mid-career artists from Indonesia. They are; Agung ‘Agugn’ Prabowo, Arwin Hidayat, Fika Ria Santika, Maharani Mancanagara, Mohamad ‘Ucup’ Yusuf, Mohammad Taufiq (emte), Restu Ratnaningtyas, Ruth Marbun, Sekar Puti, Setu Legi, Surya Wirawan & Theresia Agustina Sitompul.
Reflecting the Indonesian art scene, the exhibition includes works in many media – painting, works on paper, prints, textiles, embroidery, ceramics and sculpture.
The exhibition’s curatorial premise is the Indonesian word 'termasuk', meaning “to be included”. By extension it refers to “being considered, to connect, to take part, to enter into, to belong”. The show is an entry point to explore art practices in Indonesia - an invitation to connect, to take part.
Termasuk provides a platform to discuss these artists and their work within global trends in contemporary art, and within Indonesian art history. The exhibition’s two public programs will allow audiences to learn more about Indonesian art. It is hoped curators, artists, collectors and academics will participate in this discussion – bringing all voices and experience together.
Exhibition Opening event
Saturday 19 January 2019, 4pm - 6pm
To be opened by the Indonesian Consul General in Sydney, Honorable Bapak Heru Hartanto Subolo
Presentations and Artist talks
Saturday 19 January 2019, 2pm – 4pm
A presentation on Indonesian contemporary art and the key art scenes by Brigitta Isabella, as well as Artist talks. Come early to meet the artists and hear them talk about their works and creative processes.
Saturday 2 February 2019, 2pm – 4pm
A talk on the recent history of Indonesian contemporary art by Yvonne Low & Matt Cox, plus a presentation by major art collector Konfir Kabo and panel discussions on collecting Indonesian art and Indonesian – Australian art connections.
Surya Wirawan, Petitah-petitih, 2018, watercolour on paper, 15 x 18 cm