Press Release : Trienal Seni Patung Indonesia #3 "Skala"

Indonesian Sculpture Triennial #3‚Äč 

“SKALA”

7-26 September 2017
A, B Building and Outdoor Area of the National Gallery of Indonesia

Jakarta, 7 September 2017 – National Gallery of Indonesia is ready to launch the Indonesian Sculpture Triennial on 7-26 September 2017 at A and B Building also outdoor area of the National Gallery of Indonesia. This is the third sculpture triennial held by the National Gallery of Indonesia after its first in 2011 and second in 2014. This exhibition brings the theme of “SKALA”. There are 46 works to be displayed from 46 Indonesian sculptors. All involving artists are sculptors who are specially invited based on work consistency, attitude, as well as working concept in the development of modern and contemporary Indonesian sculpture. 

The curation theme “SKALA” is initiated by Rizki A. Zaelani and Asikin Hasan as the curators, moving from the issue of‘re-skilling’ (or ‘reinforcement of skills aspect’) in the tradition of sculpture art which was the idea on the theme “VERSI” (Indonesian Sculpture Trienal #2). ‘Re-skilling’ furthermore is also inseparable from the theme “EKSPANSI” (Indonesian Sculpture Trienal #1) which initiated the expression in Indonesian sculpture tradition to be the curatorial idea in the first triennial in 2011. Besides based on the previous two exhibition’s curatorial foundation, “SKALA” is also not limited to how someone measures and compares physical distance, but it is about articulating the meaning of main issues mentally as well as conceptually.  

The main issues nowadays that are compared with or through the works of sculptures are memories and imaginations of culture that we live in. Culture is not only about a collection of objects, belongings, or things but also about the ongoing event of series and understandings which always change continuously. Understanding and exploring the practice of culture is a series of interpretation process, and more than just to think and compare it as uniting objects that are static. 

Looking further, the issue of meaning is also related to the history of the development of modern sculpture which is understood to be in line with the framework of phenomenological thinking and structural linguistic studies. The two traditions of idea thus go on to the conclusion that meaning is everything that depends on the way of each ‘form of existence’ that contain oppositional experience within itself latently. This kind of situation simultaneously will always contain sequential experiences implicitly. Sculpture is certainly a part of culture product that is truly able to articulate a form of alive culture. The tradition of sculpture art which is accustomed to be in the series of issue, has a canon for a way of appreciating value deeply as well as becomes an invitation to a concrete experience. 

Through the event of Indonesian Sculpture Triennial #3 “SKALA” is expected to be a space to show the potential, creativity, and artistic achievements of Indonesian sculptors. It is also hoped to be a facility to open mutual creative dialogues among Indonesian sculptors to add insight as well as perspective in art. For the public, this exhibition is expected to provide additional knowledge about art to the visitors who come from various background.

SCULPTORS
A.B Soetikno | Agung Santosa | Akmal Jaya | Amrizal Salayan | Arlan Kamil | Asmudjo J. Irianto | Awan P. Simatupang | Budi Adi Nugroho | Budi Kustarto | Cipto Purnomo | Diliyan Riski | Eddi Prabandono| Eko Nugroho | Erwin Rindu Pranata | Gabriel Aries | Handiwirman Saputra | Hedi Hariyanto | I Ketut Putrayasa | I Made Gede Putra | I Made Santika Putra | I Wayan Sujana Suklu | I Wayan Upadana | Ichwan Noor | Igi Anjangbiani | Itsnataini Rahmadillah | Ivan Sagita | Joko D. Avianto | Juli Prayitno | Nardi | Nurdian Ichsan | Nus Salomo | Nyoman Adiana (Ateng) | Nyoman Nuarta | Putu Sutawijaya | Rengkuh Banyu Mahandaru | Rita Widagdo | Septian Harriyoga | Sunaryo | Syahrizal Koto | Teguh Agus Priyanto | Teguh S. Priyono| Wahyu Santosa | Wayan Jana | Wilman Syahnur | Wiyoga Muhardanto | Yusra Martunus

CURATORS
Rizki A. Zaelani dan Asikin Hasan

PRESS TOUR
Thursday, 7 September 2017 | 4.00 pm | A, B Building and Outdoor, National Gallery of Indonesia

OPENING CEREMONY
Thursday, 7 September 2017 | 9.30 pm | National Gallery of Indonesia

EXHIBITION
7-26 September 2017 | 10.00 am – 7.00 pm | A, B Building and Outdoor National Gallery of Indonesia

PUBLIC PROGRAM
“Reconstruction of War” with Ichwan Noor
9 September 2017 | 1.00 pm – onward

“Digital Sculpting” with Nus Salomo
16 September 2017| 1.00 pm – onward

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE
“Tiba-Tiba Sculpture” with Erwin Windu Pranata
23 September | 1.00 pm – Finish

CONTACT PERSON
Anggun/Tunggul (021-34833954)