ONboarding Exhibition
The curator and artists of ONboarding exhibition
ONboarding Exhibition Go Ahead Challenge : Updates from the Four Winners of GAC 2016

Taking place at Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem at Pancoran Jakarta last Sunday (5/14), an exhibition opening was held by Go Ahead People called ONboarding displaying four visual installations from four different artists. In this exhibition, they did not display renown artists from Indonesia or Asia, instead they brought along the four winners from Go Ahead Challenge last year. Curated by Saleh ‘Ale’ Husein, he has also participated in the judging and mentoring process from the previous Go Ahead Challenge edition and exhibition called Artospora. This time only the four winners from four different categories participated on ONboarding and they are John Martin, Yulio ‘Onta’ Abdul Syafiq, Ridhwan Badar Rahman and Kurniawan ‘Iwe’ Ramadhan. Displaying their works for Indonesians and Jakartans alike, they offer their individual characteristics through their recent works.

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Saleh ‘Ale’ Husein

“Why is it called ONboarding? It is an analogy like I’m at the airport, I’m on the process of getting to another place. I am on a room while I’m boarding,” explained Ale on the name of the exhibition. First up, there is Kurniawan or friendly addressed as Iwe. Through his exhibit called “Nautical Oddisey 2”, he shows a visual interpretation of environmental problems that is found in his hometown, Kulonprogo Yogyakarta. Iwe also tells about the lives of fishermen there with his artwork installation that consisted of fishing nets and other equipments. On Go Ahead Challenge 2016, Iwe won in Visual Art category. Yulio who won the Music category displays the atmosphere of being on stage. Yulio Onta who is also the bass player or rock band, Piston, explained, “This backdrop is a collaboration with other artists. It can be said that this is the atmosphere when I perform on stage, which also can not be separated from the band itself.” You could find his band’s posters as well as stage photographs that were taken during Piston’s performances.

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Iwe Ramadhan
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Yulio ‘Onta’ Abdul Syafiq

From the category of Fashion, the winner John Martin brings the theme of “Evoke”. In his installation, he told that his creations portrayed what was happening in his brains and from the left and right side of the brains he tried to interpret what was John Martin thinking. You could see a fashion designer’s mind in the installation along with fashion piece that he recreates on his brain. The last one from Photography category, there is Ridhwan Badar Rahman who takes the theme of “Hilang Ingatan” or memory loss. He displays three videos and photography art that depict the daily life and food security in Indonesia as an agrarian country. If you are curious about this exhibition, head down to Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem at Hall A4. The ONboarding exhibition will run until 20 May 2017 and it’s free of charge.

ONboarding Exhibition
John Martin
ONboarding Exhibition
Ridhwan Badar Rahman with his video installations

Reporter: Narisha Zulkarnain/Editor: Novita Widia

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