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Aesthetic Radicalism in 'Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery Ocula Report Aesthetic Radicalism in 'Awakenings’ at Singapore’s National Gallery 21 Jun 2019 : Sam Gaskin for Ocula

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s, a major retrospective at Singapore's National Gallery (14 June–15 September 2019), opens emphatically in flames. At the exhibition's entrance, viewers encounter a wall-sized image from 1964 titled Burning Canvases Floating on the River. The photograph captures a performance by Lee Seung-taek, in which...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion Ocula Report 'Sites Encountered': A Chorus of Five Artists at M+ Pavilion 21 Jun 2019 : Emily Verla Bovino for Ocula

Without punctuation, She Said Why Me, the title of May Fung's 1989 video presents itself as a statement, rather than a question. It suggests a subject who expects no response, a person prepared to make what she can from being chosen though perplexed by the attention. The video follows a blindfolded woman, then unmasked, through late colonial-era...

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Jompet Kuswidananto

b. 1976, Indonesia

Jompet Kuswidananto was born in Yogyakarta, he divides his time between Bali and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He studied Communication at the Faculty of Social and Political Science of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He was a musician and during 1995-1999, he produced recording albums and performed in several gigs. Visual arts then became the main focus in the years after, trained and learned to be visual artist by and from the local art community.

Kuswidananto produces installations, videos, sounds, performances and scenographies. Working for years with Teater Garasi, a Yogyakarta based contemporary theatre group, gives a significant influences to the artistic approaches. xts. In much of his work, the idea of a ghost as a forgotten memory or haunting social presence has given birth to kinetic installations where symbols such as military costume come alive with sound and light.

In January 2014, he won the best installation category at the inaugural Prudential Eye Awards in Singapore with his work, Cortege of the Third Realm.

Featured Artworks

Power Unit by Jompet Kuswidananto contemporary artwork
Jompet KuswidanantoPower Unit, 2015 15 human size figures, megaphones, shoes, motor lights, mechanical hand and digital sounds
ARARIO GALLERY
On Paradise, The Dogs by Jompet Kuswidananto contemporary artwork
Jompet KuswidanantoOn Paradise, The Dogs, 2018 Chandeliers, drums, shoes and masks
ARARIO GALLERY

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, BAEK Kyungho, Jompet Kuswidananto, Rae Sim, Zhu Xiangmin, JET LAGGED at ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
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19 July–7 October 2018 BAEK Kyungho, Jompet Kuswidananto, Rae Sim, Zhu Xiangmin JET LAGGED ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul | Ryse Hotel

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Grand Parade At The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam Related Video & Audio Grand Parade At The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam Tropenmuseum : 11 December 2014

The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam has commissioned Grand Parade - a major art installation for its Great Hall — by the renowned Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto.In his work he shows a constantly changing world and the way in which the identity of individuals and groups change with it. Dozens of human figures with drums and weapons, motorbikes...

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