Duration: 30 January – 26 February 2015

Official Launching: 30 January 2015

Location: Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur

“IDENTITY” | Mixed media on block board Variable dimensions (3 panels) |  2013

“IDENTITY” | Mixed media on block board Variable dimensions (3 panels) | 2013

Collaboration Work Hendra “Blankon” Priyadhani, Roeayyah Diana “Capung” Jacquelyn Soo

Combo Menu | Silkscreen, Stencil, Wood, Metal, Aluminium | Variable dimensions (set of 12) | 2013

Combo Menu | Silkscreen, Stencil, Wood, Metal, Aluminium | Variable dimensions (set of 12) | 2013

Hendra 'Blankon' Priyadhani

‘24 Hour’ | Mixed media on canvas | 125 x 70 cm | 2013

‘24 Hour’ | Mixed media on canvas | 125 x 70 cm | 2013

Hendra ‘Blankon’ Priyadhani

‘Happy Meals’ | Mixed media on canvas | 120 x 100 cm | 2013

‘Happy Meals’ | Mixed media on canvas | 120 x 100 cm | 2013

Hendra ‘Blankon’ Priyadhani

‘Recalling Universe #1’ |  Digital c-print, mounted on aluminium | 30 x 60 cm [each] | 2013

‘Recalling Universe #1’ | Digital c-print, mounted on aluminium | 30 x 60 cm [each] | 2013

Jacquelyn Soo

‘Recalling Universe #1’ |  Digital c-print, mounted on aluminium | 30 x 60 cm [each] | 2013

‘Recalling Universe #1’ | Digital c-print, mounted on aluminium | 30 x 60 cm [each] | 2013

Jacquelyn Soo

‘Cactus Stories’ | Mixed media on paper 50 x 40 cm [3 panels] | 2013

‘Cactus Stories’ | Mixed media on paper 50 x 40 cm [3 panels] | 2013

Roeayyah Diana ‘Capung’

Blessing For Lightness Soul | Mixed media on canvas | 120 x 90cm | 2013

Blessing For Lightness Soul | Mixed media on canvas | 120 x 90cm | 2013

Roeayyah Diana 'Capung'

‘Harvest Time’ | Mixed media on canvas 140 x 100 cm 2013

‘Harvest Time’ | Mixed media on canvas 140 x 100 cm 2013

Roeayyah Diana ‘Capung’

'Release On' | Mixed media on canvas | 100 x 140cm | 2013

'Release On' | Mixed media on canvas | 100 x 140cm | 2013

Roeayyah Diana 'Capung'

‘Another Me’ | Mixed media on canvas | 120 x 90 cm | 2013

‘Another Me’ | Mixed media on canvas | 120 x 90 cm | 2013

Roeayyah Diana ‘Capung’

‘Republik Indonesia’ 1 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

‘Republik Indonesia’ 1 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

Hirzaq Harris

‘Republik Indonesia’ 2 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

‘Republik Indonesia’ 2 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

Hirzaq Harris

‘Republik Indonesia’ 3 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

‘Republik Indonesia’ 3 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

Hirzaq Harris

‘Republik Indonesia’ 4| Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

‘Republik Indonesia’ 4| Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

Hirzaq Harris

‘Republik Indonesia’ 5 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

‘Republik Indonesia’ 5 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

Hirzaq Harris

‘Republik Indonesia’ 6 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

‘Republik Indonesia’ 6 | Mixed media on canvas | 98 x 78 cm [6 series] | 2014

Hirzaq Harris

‘Makcik-Makcik | The Guardian’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 42 x 29 cm [each] | 2013

‘Makcik-Makcik | The Guardian’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 42 x 29 cm [each] | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘The Technology is Dead | The Ghost Technology’ | Mixed media assemblage in wooden box | 29 x 14.5 cm [each] | 2013

‘The Technology is Dead | The Ghost Technology’ | Mixed media assemblage in wooden box | 29 x 14.5 cm [each] | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘Bapak Ayam II ’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm, 2013

‘Bapak Ayam II ’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm, 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

1 Meor Saifulah Lulaed  ‘Katak Nak Jadi Lembu [After Juhari Said & Samsudin]’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm |  2013

1 Meor Saifulah Lulaed  ‘Katak Nak Jadi Lembu [After Juhari Said & Samsudin]’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘Playboy’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm | 2013

‘Playboy’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘Sometimes I Feel Like a Clown’ | Mixed media collage on plywood | 51 x 48.5 cm | 2013

‘Sometimes I Feel Like a Clown’ | Mixed media collage on plywood | 51 x 48.5 cm | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘Thanks for Your Bad Attitude (Otak Lembu) | Mixed media collage on office box | 43.5 x 38.5 cm | 2013

‘Thanks for Your Bad Attitude (Otak Lembu) | Mixed media collage on office box | 43.5 x 38.5 cm | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘Sublime’ | Mixed media on canvas | 118 x 61 cm | 2013

‘Sublime’ | Mixed media on canvas | 118 x 61 cm | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘The Owlman’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 38 x 38 cm | 2013

‘The Owlman’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 38 x 38 cm | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘The Rhino [Si Pekak Badak] | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm | 2013

‘The Rhino [Si Pekak Badak] | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘Want to Fly to Freedom’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm | 2013

‘Want to Fly to Freedom’ | Mixed media collage on mounting board | 43.5 x 36 cm | 2013

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

All That Glitters is Not Gold | Ribbon, Synthetic Fibre & Chocolate in glass container | Variable dimensions | 2014

All That Glitters is Not Gold | Ribbon, Synthetic Fibre & Chocolate in glass container | Variable dimensions | 2014

Mulyana

314 x 214 cm, oil oncanvas, 2013
(124x82 inches)

‘I Will Blossom’ | Yarn, synthetic fibre & wire in glass container Variable dimensions | 2014

‘I Will Blossom’ | Yarn, synthetic fibre & wire in glass container Variable dimensions | 2014

Mulyana

‘You Don’t Know Me’ | Crocheted yarn & synthetic fibre Variable dimensions | 2014

‘You Don’t Know Me’ | Crocheted yarn & synthetic fibre Variable dimensions | 2014

Mulyana

‘No Limit’ | Mixed media on canvas | 123 x 92 cm | 2014

‘No Limit’ | Mixed media on canvas | 123 x 92 cm | 2014

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

‘Hanya Diam Bila Dia Tak Datang’ | Mixed media installation Variable dimensions | 2014

‘Hanya Diam Bila Dia Tak Datang’ | Mixed media installation Variable dimensions | 2014

Octo Cornelius

‘Tidak Ada Alasan Untuk Hanya Berdiam Bila Mempunyai Harapan’ | Mixed media installation Variable dimensions | 2014

‘Tidak Ada Alasan Untuk Hanya Berdiam Bila Mempunyai Harapan’ | Mixed media installation Variable dimensions | 2014

Octo Cornelius

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“Let Me Know You More”

By Utari Dewi Narwanti

The width of our world today is in the palm of the hand. The development of technology makes it possible to happen. The distance is getting more virtual with the emergence of multimedia technology, made available in various platforms and accessible through a gadget at hand.

Social media and the internet somehow have pushed a social change in terms of interaction, replacing the face-to-face with virtual interaction. It is common now to replace verbal communication by texting, even if it happens between two people in the same space at the same time. Such communication conveys strings of fragmented images and texts. In other words, the complete picture of humans, their thinking and personality are represented by a string of short messages, photos and videos. Is our civilization sufficiently built that way? Is physical and face-to-face conversation, not through virtual medium, is no longer needed?

A residency program, especially in the field of art which constitutes a non-virtual interaction program tries to fill the part of the universe that cannot be replaced by virtual media. It facilitates artists to stay temporarily in one place and make interaction with its surroundings, and such interaction is the most important aspect in the program.

Artists joining a residency program will stay and work in a city/country culturally different from their hometowns/countries. Apart from artist from abroad, Nafa’s Residensi also invites artists from this city (Yogyakarta) to take part as it can directly facilitate more intense dialogue and interaction between local and foreign artists in the program.

Dialogues and interactions manifest in various forms whether they are spoken or implied, materialized or hidden, described in drawings or writings, or even concealed in metaphors, to produce both public and personal stories.

Dialogues can sharpen an artists’ thinking, developing their ideas into creative processes and therefore strengthening their skills. When there are three artists with different capacities, a collaboration is made. For example, the first is very good at giving ideas but is less skillful in technical works, the second is very good at drawing and painting but is weaker in a discourse of a subject, and the third is very good in constructing work but rather weak in other aspects, the disadvantages and advantages of each artist can be a bridged for them to cross their boundaries and improve themselves through mutual learning.

This is how a residency program can encourage artists to realize their true creativity and to explore their capacity within the adequacy and limitedness of facility provided by the program. In addition, the management and artists can develop an interaction within a broader community among local artists.

Nafa’s Residensi ran its second residency program in 2013 since its set up in 2012. For the first two years, a residency period named ‘Cycle’ was implemented twice. Cycle One took place during the first semester and Cycle Two during the second semester. Artists selected to participate in this program underwent a varying period; a one-month residency period for artists from abroad while the time span for Indonesian artists varies, ranging from two to six months.

In 2013, Nafa’s Residensi facilitated seven artists from three countries; Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Activities included in the program were studio art visits and art institutions, attending discussions, workshops and many more.

The selection of artists for Nafa’s Residensi 2013 was done through open call applications and/or by invitation and all seven artists who were selected came from various backgrounds while their medium of expression varies from canvas paintings, mixed media, performing arts, soft sculpture and installation.

“Crossing Boundaries” was the title for Cycle One showcase which was held in July 2013 whilst “Let Me Know You More” was chosen as the title for Cycle Two, based on the situation in which all four residency artists for this cycle showed an interest in gaining more knowledge that relates to their residency program. The title can also be regarded as a key in managing a continuous dialogue within the frame of the residency program.

Artists: 

Hendra ‘Blankon’ Priyadhani

Roeayyah Diana ‘Capung’

Jacquelyn Soo

Hirzaq Harris

Meor Saifulah Lulaed

Mulyana

Octo Cornelius