Press Release : September 2016

Press Release : September 2016

Press Release

 The 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale

No. 2 : September 2016

Greetings

The August’s artists residency program of the 4th JCCB just ended. The artists sucha as He Wenjue (China) working at Tanteri Keramik Pejaten – Bali , Thomas Quayle (Australia) at Agung Ivan Studio Kuta,Bali. In Bandung: Danijela Pivasevic Tenner at FSRD – ITB , Awangko Hamdan (Malaysia) at Studio Ahadiat Joedawinata – and Ryota Shioya at ISBI-Bandung.

Documentations of their activities can be accessed at http://jccbindonesia.org/artists-in-residence-the-4th-jccb-august-2016/

http://jccbindonesia.org/interview-with-danijela-pivasevic-tenner-serbia-at-fsrd-itb/

http://jccbindonesia.org/air-jccb4-ryota-shioya-participatory-performance-at-isbi-bandung/

The 4th JCCB also published a Newsletter which various articles such as interviewed with curator , Nurdian Ichsan and AIR of August. It published online in Bahasa Indonesia : : https://issuu.com/jccbindonesia1/docs/newsletter_jccb4-01

This September the AIR of the 4th JCCB has been started with artists : Elodie Alexandre (French) which working at FSRD-ITB , Richard Streitmatter Tran (Vietnam) at ISBI-Bandung, and Eddie Hara (Indonesia – Switzerland) at Kandura Studio – Bandung. Meanwhile at Jenggala studio – Bali will started with Jogja base artists , Arya Panjalu and at Sango Ceramics , Uji ‘Hahan” Handoko.

About bio’s of September AIR :

Arya Pandjalu

Better known for his hybridized depictions of bird-headed men, Arya Pandjalu often looks into the existence, growth, and organic adaptibility of the common-rural folk in its increasingly urbanised surroundings. Combining personal story telling with that of the people’s, Pandjalu puts the human subject forward in its conjunction among other living creatures in nature, vis-a-vis with his own mechanized activities. Pandjalu’s depictions becomes some sort of a reflective interstice, which imagines the world as thoroughly interweaved, hybridised between man’s activities with his simple natural surroundings, while also implying a subtle contrast through his way of emulating organic colours in nature, that are synthetic in pigment. Arya Pandjalu will be doing his JCCB4 Residency program in Jenggala, Bali, September 2016.

Elodie Alexandre

Elodie Alexandre is a French artist and illustrator currently based in New Delhi, India. She got her MA in Ceramics from Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD), Wales, UK, in 2013, having before lived over ten years in the UK as a translator. Alexandre’s works are filled with a strong illustrative sense. Her choice of evocative colours parallels with depiction of domestic items and enviroment, materialized in small-multifaceted ceramic objects. Her works left us with the impression of drawings, transforming into an illustrative spectacle crossing between the two and the three dimensional, whilst capturing everyday life and providing narratives thereof. Elodie Alexandre’s participation in the JCCB4 residency program was on the recommendation of Sarah Younan (WLS). She will be doing her JCCB4 Residency program in FSRD – ITB, Bandung, September 2016.

Eddie Hara

Having lived in Basel, Switzerland, for more than 20 years, Eddie Hara is always remembered in his home country, Indonesia, as a fluid artist whose works puts contest on the lines between high-art and low-art aesthetics. The low-brow visual on his most known works embodies a wild-pop sense, resounding through the flatness and multitudes of focus, rejecting a central point of view or narrative. Against it, we are intrigued to interweave through the commotion of familiarity between naive drawings, comic book-like figure images, or even street art. Eddie Hara’s works might as well functions as some sort of counternarrative on the flatness of mainstream art itself through the exposure of global popular culture—a reactionary stance and move of identifying through limits, while being subliminally idiosyncratic at the same time. Eddie Hara will be doing his JCCB4 Residency program in Kandura Studio, Bandung, September 2016.

Richard Streitmatter-Tran

Raised in the USA, Streitmatter was trained in interrelated media in Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. He becomes a lecturer and researcher in institutions such as MIT Media Lab, Harvard University, and RMIT International Universities, Vietnam. Streitmatter-Tran was also a prominent figure in the establishment of DIA Projects, which became one of the leading experiment and studio space for contemporary art in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has exhibited internationally, among which in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Between his time in the US and then in Vietnam, Streitmatter-Tran identifies a shift of approach in his works, formerly following a line on the conceptual and being issue based, into a return to more traditional studio and on craftmanship. What persists then, is the centralism of the material, transforming a philosophical and discursive way of approaching into getting in touch and reexamination of customs and habitude. Through it, he attempts to reconsider materials of everyday life. Richard Streitmatter-Tran will be doing his JCCB4 Residency program in ISBI Bandung, September 2016.

Uji Hahan Handoko

Deeply rooted in the contemporary art world of Indonesia, the Yogyakarta-based Hahan is widely known through the use of popular visual culture found in his works. Through such rather global insights of artistic taste, Hahan also explores and traverses the boundaries on its inner basis of production. His latest works has shown cross of theme into the context of the art world, primarily on the centrality of the market and distribution means in Indonesia. The characters Hahan created then appears as if taking authority of themselves, making statements and reacting to the perceived deterministic context surrounding their own creation. Hahan will be doing his JCCB4 Residency program in PT Sango Ceramics, Semarang, September 2016.

 

Bahasa

BERITA PERS

The 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale

No. 2 : September 2016

Salam Sejahtera

Setelah melaksanakan program residensi JCCB-4 di bulan Agustus 2016 lalu, yang dilakukan oleh para seniman : He Wenjue (China) di Tanteri Keramik Pejaten – Bali , Thomas Quayle (Australia) di Agung Ivan Studio Kuta,Bali. Di Bandung: Danijela Pivasevic Tenner di FSRD – ITB , Awangko Hamdan (Malaysia) di Studio Ahadiat Joedawinata – dan Ryota Shioya di ISBI-Bandung. (Dokumentasi dari residensi bulan Agustus 2016 bisa diakses : http://jccbindonesia.org/artists-in-residence-the-4th-jccb-august-2016/ .

Wawancara dan dokumentasi kegiatan: http://jccbindonesia.org/interview-with-danijela-pivasevic-tenner-serbia-at-fsrd-itb/ dan http://jccbindonesia.org/air-jccb4-ryota-shioya-participatory-performance-at-isbi-bandung/ )

JCCB-4 juga mengeluarkan Newsletter edisi pertama yang berisi berbagai tulisan dari Kurator Nurdian Ichsan dan wawancara dengan seniman residensi pada bulan Agustus 2016: https://issuu.com/jccbindonesia1/docs/newsletter_jccb4-01

Pada bulan September 2016 ini, program residensi JCCB-4 telah dimulai dengan kedatangan seniman seperti Elodie Alexandre (Perancis) yang beresidensi dan bekerja di FSRD-ITB , Richard Streitmatter Tran (Vietnam) di ISBI-Bandung, dan seniman Eddie Hara (Indonesia – Swiss) di Kandura Studio juga di Bandung. Sedangkan di Jenggala studio di Bali akan beresidensi seniman dari Yogya , Arya Panjalu dan di Sango Ceramics , Semarang akan beresidensi , juga dari Yogya; Uji ‘Hahan” Handoko.

Bio para seniman yang beresidensi di bulan September 2016 dibawah ini.

Arya Pandjalu ( Lahir di Bandung, 1976)

Dikenal lewat penggambaran-penggambaran hibridanya antara tubuh manusia dengan burung sebagai puncak kepala, Arya Pandjalu, sekarang tinggal di Yogyakarta, banyak melakukan pencerminan atas hadir dan terus berkembangnya cara hidup organik folkspeople di tengah masyarakat kita. Menggabungkan cara bercerita pribadi dengan cara bercerita berkelompok pada masyarakat, Pandjalu menyodorkan manusia sebagai bagian dari dunia mahluk hidup yang bertumbuh, menempati sisi berseberangan dengan aktivitas mekanis ciptaannya sendiri. Penggambaran Pandjalu menjadi semacam ruang jeda reflektif yang membayangkan dunia serba bercampur dan lesap antara kegiatan manusia dengan alam sederhana di sekitarnya, selagi juga menyiratkan kehalusan kontrastif. Sebagaimana ia dengan halus mensimulasi warna-warna organik di alam dalam tekanan nada pastel yang sesungguhnya sintetik. Arya Pandjalu akan menjalankan program residensi JCCB4 di Jenggala, Bali

Eddie Hara (Lahir di Salatiga- Indonesia, 1957)

Meski kemudian pergi dan menetap di kota Basel, Swiss, Eddie Hara selalu diingat oleh banyak orang di Indonesia sebagai figur serba cair yang memberikan tantangan dan penentangan di antara batas-batas estetika dan seni tinggi-rendah melalui keseniannya. Tampak visual lowbrow dalam karya-karyanya yang paling dikenal, hadir dalam semangat liar yang pop, dengan menampilkan dimensi kedataran dan bagian demi bagian cerah-kontras meniadakan satu titik fokus utama atau satu pokok bercerita. Menghadapinya, kita digugah untuk membedah keriuhan familiaritas di antara unsur gambar anak, citra figuratif komik, atau juga seni jalanan. Karya Eddie Hara bisa jadi hadir sebagai semacam counternarrative atas kedataran arus utama seni rupa sendiri di tengah paparan budaya populer global—menjadi sikap perlawanan dan identifikasi dengan bersifat berbatas selagi juga tidak tertata.

Eddie Hara akan menjalankan program residensi JCCB4 di Kandura Studio, Bandung, pada September 2016.

Elodie Alexandre (Perancis)

Elodie Alexandre merupakan perupa dan ilustrator berkebangsaan Perancis yang saat ini berbasis di New Delhi India. Ia mendapatkan gelar Master of Arts keramik dari Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD), Wales, Inggris Raya, pada tahun 2013, setelah sebelumnya tinggal lebih dari sepuluh tahun di Inggris sebagai penerjemah. Karya-karya Alexandre diwarnai rasa gambar yang kuat. Pilihan warna-warnanya yang cerah mengiringi gubahan penggambaran benda-benda rumah tangga dan lingkungan domestik ke dalam objek-objek keramik berukuran kecil. Karya-karyanya sekilas akan meninggalkan kesan gambar sketsa, menjadi tontonan ilustratif yang melintasi bidang dua dan tiga dimensi, mencerap keseharian, dan menyediakan cerita-cerita kecil tentangnya.

Partisipasi Elodie Alexandre dalam program residensi JCCB4 adalah atas rekomendasi dari Sarah Younan (WLS). Ia akan menjalankan program residensi JCCB4 di FSRD – ITB, Bandung, pada September 2016.

Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Lahir di Vietnam, 1972)

Dibesarkan di Amerika Serikat, Streitmatter terlatih dalam disiplin interrelated media dari Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Ia menjadi asisten, periset, dan pengajar pada sejumlah institusi seperti MIT Media Lab, Universitas Harvard, dan RMIT International Universities, Vietnam. Streitmatter-Tran berperan dalam pendirian DIA Projects yang menjadi panggung eksperimen dan ruang studio seni rupa kontemporer progresif di Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ia telah berpartisipasi dalam banyak pameran internasional, di antaranya pada Venice Biennale ke-52 pada tahun 2007. Di antara masanya di AS dan di Vietnam, terdapat pergeseran dalam karya-karya Streitmatter-Tran, dari yang berbasis isu dan konseptual, kepada yang berbasis studio tradisional dan keterampilan. Hal yang menjadi bertahan kemudian adalah mengenai sentralitas perhatian terhadap material, dengan mentransformasi kebiasaan mendekati secara filosofis dan diskursif untuk menjadi menyentuh dan menilai ulang langgam kebiasaan. Melaluinya, ia banyak berupaya menimbang ulang makna material dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.

Richard Streitmatter-Tran akan menjalankan program residensi JCCB4 di ISBI, Bandung, pada September 2016.

Uji “Hahan” Handoko (Lahir di Magelang, Indonesia. 1983)

Mengakar dalam medan seni rupa kontemporer Indonesia, dan berbasis di Yogyakarta, Hahan dikenal luas lewat visual budaya dan budaya visual populer yang ia hadirkan dalam karya-karyanya. Melalui nukilan yang tampil sedemikian berselera wawasan global, Hahan juga menjelajahi dan melintasi jangkauan muatan dalam pada karyanya. Terutama pada karya-karyanya yang belakangan, ia menyebrangi lingkup konteks medan seni rupa sebagai muatan gagasan dan sasaran tematik, terutama mengenai sentralitas median distribusi dalam medan dan mekanisme seni rupa kontemporer Indonesia. Karakter-karakter dan tokoh-tokoh dalam penggambarannya seolah menjadi muncul dan mencuat, menanggapi konteks yang mengelilingi penciptaannya sendiri, untuk hadir dalam percampuran yang khas.

Hahan menjalankan program residensi JCCB4 di PT Sango Ceramics, Semarang, pada September 2016.