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KOKOK SANCOKO | (in)complete
22-Dec-2007

I first met Kokok two and half years ago during a visit to Yogyakarta to select artists for “Open View”, the first group exhibition held in the newly open BIASA ArtSpace. I was captured by his world zoomed on flowers and vegetables, an unusual subject in the contemporary art scene, realistically painted but in an…

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FETISH : Object Art Project #1
27-Jul-2007

The main idea of the FETISH Objects Art Project #1 exhibition is that fetish/fetishism – the phenomenon of objects having distinctively exquisite meanings for individuals – may help re-emphasize the emergence of art object, with its flexibility to accommodate diverse forms and ideas. At the same time, this exhibition implies recognition that our contemporary life…

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FARHAN SIKI | URBAN RUPTURES
18-Apr-2007

Farhan Siki is an urban artist whose acquaintance with art doesn’t come primarily from formal art education; his background includes history and language. Farhan’s art projects in public spaces – often startling in that the artist works on them all by himself in months – leave almost no distance between artistic autonomy and the public…

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