Started 2020, the world has been experiencing a crisis because of Covid-19 Global Pandemic. All activity that needs human interaction was stopped including art activities. Museum MACAN then initiates a solidarity program- Arisan Karya (artwork raffle) - the drive to stimulate the Indonesian art communities at this moment of crisis. There are three Arisan Karya, and I contributed in the two of them: Arisan Karya II and Arisan Karya III. Both selected artworks presented in this page, are new artworks created in 2020.
About the Arisan Karya (source Museum MACAN)
Museum MACAN initiates Arisan Karya (translates to ‘artwork raffle’), a drive to boost the Indonesian art community during crisis. This project also provide an opportunity for Indonesians to virtually gather and appreciate local arts. “Arisan” in contemporary Indonesian culture refers to monthly social gatherings among neighbors, whereby every participant contributes an agreed amount of money that is collected and raffled at each gathering. Participants whose names are drawn at the raffle take home the collected money. Traditionally, arisan encourages combined saving to help participants purchase extra household needs. Arisan is a social tradition that values trust and support among participants. In the same spirit, Arisan Karya is designed to be an act of support that will drive other acts of support that will benefit artists, art workers and the public at large.
ARISAN KARYA II - 25 June to 01 July 2020 I proposed 3 paintings on A3 size paper, from the series of "Can You See What I See", and one was selected to be collected by a collector.
These artworks are from the series of “Can You See What I See?” Each object is artist’s visual reading from her personal perspectives, which she captured from the terrazzo tiles wall in her bathroom. The images showed from each tile, are all abstract image, but she translated those images by her imagination into objects. The artwork gives insight about how individual perspectives in translating their life events, are affected by their own personal knowledge, memories, hopes.
The Kiss#2 (selected artwork) Painting on A3 size paper Gouache, acrylic, water color pencil (aquarel) 2020
ARISAN KARYA III - 28 July to 02 August 2020
I proposed 3 drawings on A4 size paper, from the series of "My Domestic Life", and one was selected to be collected by a collector.
During the lockdown because of the global pandemic of Covid-19, where all activities are postponed or cancelled and public are highly requested to do activities more at home, then the domestic activities get more attention. When stay at home and studio, I have more time to enjoy the domestic activities such as cleaning the house, washing the dishes, and the best is cooking. The domestic routine which generally is underestimate as it assumed a traditional housework, evidently can be a positive therapy during the lockdown. I tried to perpetuate the domestic objects made by industries into manual hand drawing artwork, as to raise the value of these functional products.
My Domestic Life in Black and White Drawing on A4 size paper Pigment ink, water color pencil (aquarel) 2020