• An - Nur 24, 35 x 50 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Asal Bapak Senang, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Bacalah, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Darah Halal, 35 x 50 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Di Bawah Cahaya Pendar, 35 x 50 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Empat Pelangi 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Gaun Hitam, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Gerbang Emas, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Kalam Profan, 50 x 35 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Kaum Puritan, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Kukutan, 35 x 50 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Laksmi, 35 x 50 cm, (2017), Drawing pen on paper
  • Ormas Kecu!, 50 x 35 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Panggung Salimah, 35 x 50 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Punuk Unta, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Salimah Return !, 35 x 50 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Salimah, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Taman Bidara, 35 x 50 cm, (2016), Drawing pen on paper
  • Tersilaukan Pelangi, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper
  • Konsumsi! Konsumsi!, 35 x 50 cm, (2015), Drawing pen on paper

SALIMAH

5 January - 10 February 2019
a solo exhibition
Ipeh Nur Hanifah

Ipeh or Nur Hanifah is a young artist works and lives in Yogyakarta. She graduated from Fine Art Departmen, majoring in Print Making, ISI Yogyakarta in 2016. She much explores her personal life, colonialization, and history onto her works –for example her late series of works inspired by Banda Island and another series entitled Salimah.

Salimah is a series of work inspired by Intan Paramadhita’s storiette, entitled Goyang Penasaran (Curious Wiggle) and included in a book Kumpulan Budak Setan (Devil’s Slave), 2010. Goyang Penasaran took Salimah as a main role in the story, a dangdut singer who faced a negative stigma within the religious society for being a dangdut singer. Dangdut is a genre of Indonesian folk and traditional popular music that is partly derived from Hindustani, Malay, and Arabic music, and for koplo-dangdut female singer oven shows erotic dance in a sexy outfit.

These 20 panels of drawing were made in 2015-2016. 14 panels of the works are depicting the storiette’s narration about Salimah, and the rest 6 panels are depicting the artist’s personal experiences which she thinks is quite analogical to Salimah’s story: if Salimah faced stigma for being a dangdut singer, Ipeh got the stigma for choosing to be an artist; if Salimah was censured for showing erotic dance and for not wearing hijab, she was criticized for depicting critical and vulgar visualization on her works and also for not wearing hijab; if Salimah was ridiculed for wearing hijab, and so was Ipeh. Religion, stigma, profession, art, censure, critique and hijab, are what make Ipeh thinks that Salimah’s story in a subtle way reflecting her personal life. For her Salimah story seems to be a fictional portrait of her life.