Lawang­wangi

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Lawang­wangi started in 2007 when An­donowati founded Art­so­ci­ates as an art man­age­ment en­tity, which was meant to be a medium to pro­mote In­done­sian artists to in­ter­na­tional au­di­ence. Lo­cated in Ban­dung, Lawang­wangi was then es­tab­lished in 2010 as a gallery un­der the care­tak­ing of Art­so­ci­ates man­age­ment. Lawang­wangi has an ac­tive sched­ule in hold­ing con­tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions pre­sent­ing na­tional and in­ter­na­tional cal­iber artists and art­works. Other than hold­ing ex­hi­bi­tions, the gallery also man­ages and pro­motes po­ten­tial artists es­pe­cially those who rise through its an­nual Ban­dung Con­tem­po­rary Art awards (BACAA) event. And since 2010, Lawang­wangi has opened its gate for In­done­sian young artists to par­tic­i­pate in its artist res­i­dency pro­gram. Cen­tre In­ter­mon­des, La Rochelle had given an op­por­tu­nity through a cul­tural ex­change col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lawang­wangi since 2012. This ex­change of artist res­i­den­cies leads to fur­ther nour­ish­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion in vis­ual art, de­velop cul­tural col­lab­o­ra­tions in broad sense be­tween the two in­sti­tu­tions and two coun­tries: In­done­sia and France. There­fore, in BAJ 2016, Lawang­wangi presents art­works from rep­re­sen­ta­tive BACAA alumni and artists from France who had their res­i­dency in Lawang­wangi, with the help of cu­ra­tor Rifky Ef­fendi. They are Eddy Su­santo, Mu­jahidin Nur­rah­man, Muhammad Ak­bar, Har­its Rasyid Para­masatya, Lau­rent Mil­let, Carine Le Roy-bra­ham and Lau­rent Lafolie. Eddy Su­santo’s ca­reer took off in 2011 when his paint­ing Java of Durer gained him an award from the BACAA. Su­santo is fas­ci­nated by the jux­ta­po­si­tion of cul­tural phe­nom­e­non and phi­los­o­phy of the West and the East. Nur­rah­man’s art­works theme is con­stantly evolv­ing, from dreams and pol­i­tics to re­li­gious is­sue. Pa­per ma­te­rial be­comes his trade­mark as a vis­ual provo­ca­tion. Most of Muhammad Ak­bar’s works come into video for­mat. He ex­hibits his works in both film fes­ti­val and art ex­hi­bi­tions, and he is cur­rently work­ing as a mo­tion­g­ra­pher nick­named Kl­laft. De­spite be­ing born in Jakarta, Har­its Para­masatya kicked off his ca­reer as an artist in Ban­dung af­ter grad­u­at­ing from ITB. He ob­serves daily life, such as tele­vi­sion se­ries and mu­seum lay­outs closely, and trans­late them into his works. Work­ing as a teacher at the School of Fine Arts in Angers, Lau­rent Mil­let is both a pho­tog­ra­pher and an artist. He once com­posed the chap­ters of an imag­i­nary en­cy­clo­pe­dia, pop­u­lated by ob­jects he built and pho­tographed on lo­ca­tion and in the stu­dio. Carine Le Roy-bra­ham worked as an ar­chi­tect be­fore ded­i­cat­ing her time to vis­ual arts in 2012. Her last solo ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tured the theme of a spir­i­tu­al­ity, scru­tiny and ques­tions in search for mean­ing. Lau­rent Lafolie’s works re­spond to the de­sire to make an im­age as a pho­to­graphic ob­ject, ad­dress­ing is­sues re­lated on

hu­man re­la­tion­ships.

har­its r para­masatya; lau­rent Mil­let; ed­die su­santo; Muhammad ak­bar; Mu­jahidin

nur­rah­man; carine le roy Bra­ham.

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