Y: Collect 3.0 Showcases Collectors’ Various Art Possession
JAKARTA – Showcasing the works from artist might be the general idea of what an exhibition is. However, through RUCI Art Gallery‘s biannual exhibition called Y: Collect 3.0, the visitors could preview the art collection from other actors in the art scene such as collectors, gallerists, institutions, curators, dealers, artists, and multi-heads. Art collecting has existed as long as the art itself, and through this exhibition curated by Grace Samboh, we could take a closer look at the reasoning or motives behind collecting certain art piece. One would simply look past the reason why people bought this piece or why a particular artwork could resonate in one’s mind. Y: Collect 3.0 enabled us to acknowledge, understand, and be inspired by these collectors. Starting from 22 March 2019, we could see the possessions of artwork from Biantoro Santoso, Galeri Soemardja, Mikke Susanto, Nasirun, OHD Museum, Rismiliana Wijayanti, and Wiyu Wahono. Their collections range from paintings, sculptures, photographs, artifacts, and various forms of art in multiple mediums.
The works from Ay Tjoe Christine, Bunga Jeruk, Dolorosa Sinaga, Emiria Soenassa, Grup 18, IGAK Murniarsih, Lucia Hartini, Maria Indriasari, Mie Cornoedus, Natasha Abigail Koetin, Nunung WS, Rita Widagdo, Sinta Tantra, Tintin Wulia, Tridjoto Abdullah, up to Umi Dachlan are available to be witnessed during this exhibition which lasts until April 28th, 2019. The works were obtained from Indonesia’s independence era until modern times. They are selected from a variety of collection coming from different actors of the art ecosystem to assure there are a continuation and great sustainability in Indonesia’s art environment. It also acts as a testament that the current art is a determinant of the future. For example, Nasirun can be viewed as a hoarder/savior of unwanted things in the art world, such as sketches, unfinished works, sculptural models made by stones, photographs, letters, old documents, etc. Much like the objects from his daily routine, Nasirun’s collection began from things that are generally not considered as ‘a completed fine art object’.
Reporter: Intan Maharani/Editor: Novita Widia