Art Jakarta Garden: Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Eddi Prabandono, and Jompet Kuswidananto.

7 - 14 April 2022

An art exhibition with unique and elegant indoor and outdoor venue framed by a panorama of dynamic skyscrapers and lights up like a fallen star garden is a new way to experience art. This is a place where visitors can enjoy the city against a spectacular urban backdrop. Enjoying art while also experiencing nature is a great way to refresh from the busy city.
Art Jakarta introduces an art exhibition with a view, Art Jakarta Gardens. Art Jakarta Gardens presents works exhibited by art galleries and a sculpture park, set in a beautiful tropical garden in the centre of Jakarta. Located in Hutan Kota Plataran, Art Jakarta Gardens offers a breath of fresh air in the heart of Jakarta’s Business District accompanied with many inspiring contemporary artworks all around. This indoor and outdoor venue will display many artworks from more than 20 galleries to present the best of their artists’ latest work.

ISA Art & Design presents Ida Lawrence Solo Shown and Sculpture work from Aaron Taylor Kuffner, Eddi Prabandono, and Jompet Kuswidananto. Taylor Kuffner, Eddi, and Jompet will showcase their huge and mesmerizing installations in this exhibition. ISA Art & Design also displays Ida Lawrence’s recent series of her work, “Fermented Feelings” as a solo exhibition in Art Jakarta Gardens.

Aaron Taylor Kuffner will display “Sayap Sukacita” in Art Jakarta Gardens. “Sayap Sukacita” is a gamelan installation with a physical computing system. Taylor Kuffner’s passion in studying Indonesian gamelan music producing The Gamelatron Project, which marries Indonesian ritual and sonic tradition with modern robotics. The pieces are connected to a network that transcribes digital compositions into an array of electrical pulsations that results in a ghostly musical automaton. The artworks’ mission is to expand the legacy and creative cultural power of gamelan through innovation.

Eddi Prabandono will display “Sweat and Luxury” and “Untitled” in this exhibition. Eddi likes to use heavyweight materials and in “Sweat and Luxury” he uses rickshaw and crystal chandelier. The meaning behind “Sweat and Luxury” is about the right to get luxury for hard workers. Someone is not entitled to enjoy luxury if they don’t work hard. Eddi got the idea when reading an article about African gem miners who works really hard to mine the gems but only got low salary. But when the gem is turned into a jewelry and being sold in Europe, the price is high compared to the miners’ salary.

Jompet Kuswidananto will display “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing #2” and “Long Shadow #4”. Jompet uses chandeliers in both of his work. These artworks are from a series named “Dark and Light Series”. Jompet is interested in ‘darkness’ as a metaphor or medium to discuss unfinished issues in history and highlight the narratives from the perspective of the hidden, missing, vanished and forgotten subjects. The blinding and glaring lights from chandeliers in the artworks represent the effort to hide and overcompensate the “darkness”.

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