Tudung Sudung: an exhibition by Mulyana and Sekar Puti.

18 June - 18 August 2023
ISA Art Gallery presents TUDUNG SUDUNG, an exhibition showcasing recent works by two Indonesian artists, Mulyana and Sekar Puti. This exhibition features their three-dimensional creations using their signature materials: Mulyana employs yarn, while Sekar Puti utilizes clay. Despite the contrasting characteristics of the materials, yarn and clay share a transformative nature, starting as soft and malleable before undergoing processes that result in firm and solid sculptures. Both artists engage in repetitive steps in processing the materials: Mulyana’ calculated knitting of yarn and Sekar Puti's manipulation of clay through pressing, pulling, glazing, and baking. Through their works that are displayed, they explore the concept of home, examining it from various perspectives, including social dynamics, cultural influences, and personal identities.
The exhibition's title contains two words: Tudung, signifies a covering or protection, and Sudung, denoting a temporary dwelling used by the Rimba tribe during their nomadic lifestyle. This combination of words symbolizes the concept of a home as a safeguard for its essence.
Moreover, home extends beyond a physical structure where human reside; it encompasses the broader notion of familial bonds, one's homeland, or anything significant that nurtures a sense of belonging and security in life.
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