My artwork for "New Icon: Pop In Asia" exhibition is called "In A Relationship". It shows a boy and girl holding hands, determined not to let physical distance get in their way. It symbolizes the relations of Asian countries that remain close, though they are separated by vast seas and distances. The colorful patterns allude to Asean’s diversity.
I had a great time meeting with all the artists and making new friends.
Lee Hyun-jin, Lee Wan (South Korea), Serrum, Stereoflow (Indonesia), ISE (Malaysia), PHUNK Studio (Singapore), Yuree Kensaku and Maythee Noijinda (Thailand), Sam Siren (Brunei Darussalam), Sokuntevy Oeur (Cambodia), Olé Viravong Scovill (Lao PDR), Arker Kyaw (Myanmar), Thomas D. Daquioag (Philippines ), Ngoc Vo (Vietnam)
Friday, August 15, 2014, 05:30 PM
August 16-September 07, 2014
at Galeri Salihara
Jl. Salihara 16, Pasar Minggu
Jakarta Selatan 12520
Popular (or Pop) Culture, is no longer something to look down upon. Today, pop culture has not only expanded, it has elevated itself. Through mass media it has become part of our daily life, examined seriously by academicians. Meanwhile, contemporary artists—in this case, visual artists—voraciously consume and present them in their works. Included amongst these artists are contemporary artists from Asian countries.
The exhibition New Icon: Pop in Asia will present works by Asian artists inspired and influenced by pop culture. The artists combine images and mass media mechanisms, and transform them into various styles. The exhibition does not only explore the differences in each artist’s sensibilities and styles, but is also aimed to increase the connection and mutual collaboration amongst them.
In cooperation with Komunitas Salihara, ARCOLABS (Center for Art and Community Management), Surya University, Tangerang, organizes this exhibition as the first of their international exchange program. ARCOLABS also works together with the Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-the Republic of Korea dialogue relations.
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