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Imaginary World: Childishly Inspired

On View: June 30 – July 15, 2012
Gallery Hours and Location: 10am – 10pm (everyday)
ART Temporary Space
Plaza Senayan, Level 1 unit 135a (by the main entrance)
Jl. Asia Afrika 8, Jakarta
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 30, 2pm – 4pm

(Jakarta – June 29, 2012): PT ART is pleased to announce Imaginary World: Childishly Inspired, a group exhibition featuring three contemporary artists based in Yogyakarta: Tina Wahyuningsih, thedeoMIXBLOOD, and Rennie ‘Emonk’ Agustine. The exhibition includes sculptures and installations that explore how the identity as adult is defined and differentiated from that of child. The opening reception will feature the robotic performance by “Head Dancing Spy,” one of thedeoMIXBLOOD’s kinetic sculptures and the exhibition tour by the guest curator, Jeong-ok Jeon.

Imaginary World: Childishly Inspired attempts to blur the boundary between children and adults by exposing the artists’ vision of childhood magic and fantasy. Based on their different personal childhood memories and experiences, the featured artists’ works share a theme of typical children’s toys, dolls, fairy-tale characters and superheroes. This exhibition encourages audiences to find their inner child’s sensibilities and enjoy a momentary escape from their mundane life. For more information and images, contact info@sidharta.co

About artists

Tina graduated from Psychology Department of Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta in 2003. Her interest as an artist varies from drawing, painting, handmade card and paper craft to fashion design, dolls & pillows and flower decorating. She has been showing her works in various galleries in Jogjakarta such as The Gate Café, Ruang Mes 56, and Jogja Gallery. She is currently working and residing in Jogjakarta.

Emonk is one of the members of dance performance group, BINTANG SELATAN. She is also the founder and member of performance art community based in Bandung called “GANIATI (Garing Mania Sampay Mati)”. She is active in Wayang Cyber Multimedia Performance group and has also hosted projects in iF Venue Bandung (RIP). She is freelancer designer for clothing company and for art management. She resides and works in Yogyakarta and Bandung.

thedeoMIXBLOOD is a project duo of Dila and Otong whose main focus is the experimentation of materials and figures. For their toy look sculptures, they combine various materials like Barbie doll, character toy, paper-magazine, batik, felt fabric, thread, beads, acrylic stone, aluminum foil, stainless steel, radio mechanics, etc. Currently they are developing robotic toys as kinetic motion sculpture.

About curator

Jeong-ok Jeon is an independent curator who has been curating numerous exhibitions in many different countries including Korea, France, Australia, US, Thailand. She now works and lives in Jakarta, Indonesia.