Concept of Self Exhibition“The Concept of Self” Exhibition Opens Today at Galeri Salihara!

JAKARTA (1/19) – Samuel Huntington, a scholar of politics and culture once theorized that as the world goes global, everything becomes more homogenous. Human will once again restore to their roots and identities, as a fighting mechanism to eradicate homogenization of culture. As the phenomenon is still relevant today, an exhibition called “The Concept of Self: individuality and integrity” that focuses on “self-concept” will be held at Galeri Salihara. Eight artists hailing from Indonesia and Thailand are invited to present their works and interpretations of ‘self-concept’. Are their identities shift when political change is happening? Do social-political issues affect their works as an artist? Do they incorporate outer influence into their artworks? All of those notions will be presented in this exhibition. The exchange program between Thai and Indonesian artists on this occasion enables them to explore the influence of political shifts within respective countries, especially that happened in the ’90s.

Concept of Self Exhibition
Silent Speak II (2018) by Chayanin Kwangkaew

The shifts forced these artists to develop their artistic selves and their integrities as a response towards societies. Not only visually pleasing, but the exhibition will also tinge all other senses. It will provide a medium of reflection for these artists as well as the onlookers on how they personally value themselves and others within society. Fully supported by the Embassy of The Kingdom of Thailand for Indonesia, the event opens today and officiated by H.E. Songpol Sukchan, the Ambassador of The Kingdom of Thailand for Indonesia. The exhibition will last from 20 January until 3 February 2019 at Galeri Salihara, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta. The artists that participated in this exhibition are Antonio S. Sinaga (ID), Chayanin Kwangkaew (TH), Chulayarnnon Siriphol (TH), Kitikun Mankit (TH), Patriot Mukmin (ID), Theo Frids Hutabarat (ID), Thidarat Chantachua (TH), and Rega Ayundya Putri (ID).

Organized by ARCOLABS, Galeri Salihara, and Art Department of the State University of Jakarta, the exhibition is curated by Jeong-ok Jeon, Linjie Zhou, and Jongsuwat Angsuvarnsiri. Besides the main exhibition, visitors are also invited to enroll in several public programs listed below. Head to ARCOLABS’ website for more detailed information.

Public Program 

  • Bincang Seniman (Artist Talk)

Sunday, 20 January // 14.00 – 16.00

Moderated by Leonhard Bartolomeus

Register via: 0817 – 0771 – 913  or

  •  Master Class

Saturday, 26 January // 14.00 – 16.00

  • Patriot Mukmin

“Woven Photograph as a Method of Visual Art Practice”
Anyaman Foto sebagai Metode Praktek Seni Rupa

  • Theo Frids Hutabarat

“Imagine Shadows: My Painting Process”
Membayang Bayangan: Proses Saya Melukis

  • Rega Ayundya Putri

“Changing Perspective: from Drawing to Sculpture”
Mengubah Perspektif: dari Gambar ke Patung

  • Antonio S. Sinaga

“How Text Becomes a Medium of Artwork”
Bagaimana Teks Menjadi Medium Karya Seni

Register via: 0817 – 0771 – 913  or