À la carte by Mark Jus­tini­ani

Harper's Bazaar Art (Indonesia) - - Special Programs -

For Bazaar Art Jakarta, Mark Jus­tini­ani play­fully con­structs jux­ta­po­si­tions of ex­change in “A la carte.” A wooden cart, usu­ally seen in the cir­cus or the streets dis­play­ing food, is set against de­pic­tions of wealth. All goods are en­closed in glass, cre­at­ing a sense of lux­ury while putting un­der ex­am­i­na­tion our def­i­ni­tions of worth.

With the use of in­fini­ties, a mul­ti­pli­ca­tion of im­ages, as well as their re­spec­tive val­ues, are pa­raded in an en­closed space of op­u­lence that is the art fair. This assem­bly of op­po­si­tions is meant to re­flect each other. Its dif­fer­ences and sim­i­lar­i­ties high­light the in­ter­sec­tions made among typ­i­cally sep­a­rate fig­ures. Strate­gi­cally sit­u­ated, there is a loss of dis­tinc­tion be­tween the street and the stage. It is an ironic merg­ing, an in­vi­ta­tion to ques­tion the con­ven­tional and cus­tom­ary un­der­stand­ings of the mar­ket. The sim­ple and mun­dane stand in con­trast and in com­par­i­son to the grandiose and re­splen­dent, shak­ing into un­ease the tow­er­ing hi­er­ar­chy of value.

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