Gajah Gallery is pleased to announce its participation at Art Jakarta 2019—Indonesia's premier contemporary art fair taking place from 30 August–1 September at the Jakarta Convention Center. For this highly-anticipated event, Gajah Gallery will showcase an incredible selection of the latest works by several of the most noteworthy names in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.
A founding member of the Jendela Art Group, Yunizar consistently enchants crowds across the world through his art. For Jakarta, he presents his latest series of paintings alongside new bronze sculptures created in collaboration with Yogya Art Lab.
Following the success of his latest solo exhibition at Gajah Gallery Yogyakarta, Erizal As premiers new works which experiment heavily with the frame, exploring the themes of extinction, corruption, and the loss of identity.
Japanese art collective and ultra-technologists teamLab join Gajah Gallery in Jakarta with two immersive digital works, Dark Waves and Impermanent Life, providing a 'new way of seeing the world that lures us in'. The gallery will also be showcasing a selection of works by the seminal Indonesian art activist icon Semsar Siahaan, whose social commentary was an integral part of the vast changes to Indonesia's political landscape.
As one of the paragon dealers of contemporary Southeast Asian art, Gajah Gallery brings together an outstanding roster of artists to Art Jakarta, featuring Ashley Bickerton (USA), Erizal As (Indonesia), Fika Ria Santika (Indonesia), I Gak Murniasih (Indonesia), Ibrahim (Indonesia), Jigger Cruz (Philippines), Kayleigh Goh (Malaysia), Mangu Putra (Indonesia), Rudi Mantofani (Indonesia), Semsar Siahaan (Indonesia), Uji 'Hahan' Handoko (Inodonesia), Yunizar (Indonesia), and teamLab (Japan).
Gajah Gallery is proud to present teamLab, one of the most exciting collectives in today's contemporary art scene. For this highly-anticipated event, the gallery presents two immersive video works—Impermanent Life, at the Confluence of Spacetime New Space and Time is Born and Dark Waves.
teamLab is a Japanese interdisciplinary collective which brings together hundreds of professionals from various fields of practice: artists, programmers, engineers, animators, mathematicians, architects, and more. Referring to themselves as 'ultra-technologists', they believe that digital technology can expand the artistic field and in turn, digital art can create new relationships between people. The group is well-known for their impressive installation works which are frequently exhibited in museums and institutions across the world.
In Dark Waves, the group has simulated the movement of waves in water in a computer- generated three-dimensional space. The piece references premodern Japanese painting where oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water were expressed as a series of lines. These lines 'give the impression of life, as though water was a living entity'. Dark Waves seeks to recapture this feeling—looking to connect us to this way of perceiving the world and consequently changing our behaviour towards it.
Impermanent Life, at the Confluence of Spacetime New Space and Time is Born highlights the cyclical nature of life and death. In the background, cherry blossoms bloom and scatter; at certain intervals, a circle appears which grows and spreads out rapidly, transforming the balance between light and darkness within this miniature world.
Through these works, the group aims to achieve a balance between technology and creativity, and art and science. They seek to create a 'new way of seeing the world that lures us in', removing the boundaries between man and nature.
30 Aug 2019
1pm — 6pm
30 Aug 2019
6pm — 9pm
Saturday — Sunday
31 Aug — 1 Sep 2019
1pm — 9pm
Kids< 12 years old