Press Release : Pameran EXI(S)T : Tomorrow As We Know It


EXI(S)T 2017: Tomorrow As We Know It 

EXI(S)T is an incubation platform for young people in Jakarta to develop various artistic potentials, where critical dialogue among participants and mentors also curators becomes the main process. In contrast to existing programs, EXI(S)T is aimed to those who are no longer students and still new to ‘jump’ to various field  in creative industry, who also want to create artworks. EXI(S)T was first initiated by Hermawan Tanzil and FX Harsono in 2011 that invited them to ‘exit’ from the paths that they have undergone to ‘exist’ or ‘present’ on Indonesian art map, especially Jakarta.

After 5 consecutive years of mentoring, now EXI(S)T 2017 invites fifteen young Jakarta’s artists who have previously participated in this program to show their latest works together. They can represent the younger generation of Jakarta’s diverse visual art scene. National Gallery of Indonesia also supports this program by hosting EXI(S)T 2017. This is a milestone for EXI(S)T program and participating artists also confirms their presence in Indonesian art landscape.

“Tomorrow As We Know It” is an artistic theme of EXI(S)T 2017. The theme of this group exhibition invites artists to predict and interpret the future in terms of their personal interest. The future, both far or near, is elaborated in a variety of perspectives that represent young generations nowadays. The coming of the end time, spiritual issues, gender, science, and reality of cyberspace are among the topics displayed by the artists.


Participating Artists:

Bey Shouqi,  Dhanny Sanjaya, Edita Atmaja, Faisal Rahman Ursalim, Fransisca Retno, Gadis Fitriana, Grace Joetama, Ivan Christianto, Kara Andarini, Monica Hapsari, Ratu R. Saraswati, Rianti Gautama, Sarita Ibnoe, Wangsit Firmantika, Yaya Sung.


Fringe Events:


Dia.Lo.Gue & National Gallery of Indonesia


15 Artist from Jakarta


Evelyn Huang and Shila Ghaisani


Press Tour with Artists & Curators

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 4.00 pm WIB

At Building B & C National Gallery of Indonesia

Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur No. 14 Central Jakarta


Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, at 7.00 pm

Ballroom, National Gallery of Indonesia

*open for public


17 May – 5 June 2017, at 10.00 pm – 6.00 pm

B & D Building, National Gallery of Indonesia

*Open for public, closed in National Holiday

Gallery Tour with Curators

20 & 27 May 2017, at 1.00 pm

B & D Building, National Gallery of Indonesia

Art Discussion

Sabtu, 3 June 2017, at 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Seminar Room, National Gallery of Indonesia

For more information please contact via email or call 0816 1680 088 (Engel) / (021) 719 9671

Supported by:

National Gallery of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia