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WASIAT

16 May - 16 June 2019
group exhibition
KELOMPOK SEMUT

Objects and meanings are intertwined in
Javanese society. That\'s how they call \'wasiat\', something that can mean
physical objects but also advice, which is sometimes referred to as \'pusaka\'
(heirloom). For the Javanese community, \'pusaka\' does not only mean objects but
also words. Meaningful words can be passed on from generation to generation. The
\'wasiat\' theme was used by Kelompok Semut to name their fourth group exhibition
at the Redbase Gallery. Kelompok Semut is a small group of six artists
graduating from the Sculpture Department of ISI Yogyakarta.



In this exhibition, they present ideas about
\'wasiat\' in the form of objects both three dimensional and two dimensional.
Both are displayed in the middle of the room (a kind of statue, object) and are
displayed on the wall or pole of the house. All of them I think to use the
object principle as its main awareness, including its two-dimensional work.
Three-dimensional works were presented by Yusup Dilogo, Dedy Maryadi, Ostheo
Andre, and Rizal Kedthes. The basic principles of sculpting which usually
consist of space, material, and form are used more lightly and freely,
including the use of colors and two-dimensional images on these objects.
Two-dimensional works such as the works of I Nyoman Agus Wijaya and the works
of Khusna Hardiyanto are also inseparable from the principle of the object both
in the use of the material and in the implementation of the material of their
works.



 



This main theme departs from the idea of
\'home\'. Philosophically a house is not only a physical place to live but also
an imaginary space where someone returns. A house is a place where the heritage
of the previous generation resides and grows the identity of its inhabitants.
The works of these sculptors present their ideas around the excavation of the
traces of the inheritance they are tracing in connection with their identity
today. The theme of home is also used to explore today\'s social problems by
using objects commonly found in homes.



 



Rain
Rosidi.