Yavuz Gallery Singapore is proud to present There's no place like, a group exhibition featuring Indonesian artists: Muhammad Akbar, Bandu Darmawan, Prihatmoko Moki, Elia Nurvista and Patricia Untario. Traversing across sculpture, print and light installation, the exhibition showcases artists working against the grain in their chosen materialities and subjects. Informed by global ideas and interactions, the artists exhibit unconventional work representing their personal and collective journeys in response to their Indonesian place in the world.
Elia Nurvista debuts a new body of work consisting of hundreds of small ceramic sculptures examining the palm oil industry and its broader implications on society alongside familial history. Patricia Untario's ethereal and delicate glass sculptures, Silent, explores conversations, or its lack thereof, within Indonesia's discourse on sex.
Both Muhammad Akbar and Bandu Darmawan take on the medium of light and colour – through moving installations and lightboxes that distort and disrupt sensorial perceptions, while touching upon the their own personal memories of time and space.
Lastly, Prihatmoko Moki challenges notions of originality and the copy, through a re-presentation of the traditional Cergam (graphic novel) and Wayang Beber (scrolls of puppet theatre), offering a new reading on Indonesian traditions and its popular culture.
Press release courtesy Yavuz Gallery.