Women in Contemporary Art

17 January - 25 March 2022
Overview

ISA Art presents an exhibition Women in Contemporary Art on January 17, 2022, at WTC 3. Contemporary phenomena in art are not merely an aesthetic exploration but are developments from the artist's personal experience influenced by social and cultural influences that build the context of visual representation. Other traditions and cultures form representations, but without realizing it still have a local character or still have roots; in this exhibition, we try to read and see the actualization of traditions from the works of contemporary Indonesian female artists.

 

The artists have their way of expressing their work and different backgrounds of thought in concepts that return to their traditional or social roots chaneled through expression, exploration, and actualization of these things in unique and diverse ways, some of which are through re-imagination. Recording traditions, symbolic meanings and even counter-traditions; In Re-Imagination, the artist tries to present tradition by extracting textual information and creating imaginative-fantasy visuals with more than one visual style, for example, realistic and abstract, like Ines Katamso. Recording Tradition where the artist contains a mimetic expression pattern or direct recording of the object, Ida Lawrence presents the jackfruit as a reminder of Indonesian culture as tropical fruit. The symbolic meaning given by A.Y Sekar in the batik elements in his works, with the theme of tradition, has new interpretations and intentions with a free visual style. And Luh Gede, who presented Contra Tradition, concepts and visuals of his works that were critical of tradition and were individual-interpretative.

 

The practice of an artist's work finds its momentum of plurality, whether style, technique, choice of material, or aesthetic concepts or aesthetic concepts—many artists caused by the intersection of the complexities of social and cultural conditions. Perspectives, choices, awareness give birth to works that emphasize efforts as a bridge between people's diversity; build a dialogue with the flavours of life around him. In this exhibition, we try to see self-actualization and reinterpret the position of women differently.