A starting point and an inspiration for this exhibition is the history of the XIXth century, illustrated by the story of an Indonesian painter Raden Saleh and his tendency for self creation and balancing between colonial cliches, imaginary of Europe and so called exotism. Saleh moved to Europe for 20 years to practise painting. While founding „exoticism” he transformed into an „exotic” painter depicting fights of wild animals and styling himself as Prince of Java. After coming back to Jakarta he underwent an opposite „Western” identity transformation. The exhibition at Kersan Art Studio gathers works of Polish and Indonesian artists who somehow touch the problem of cultural cliches and self creation, dressing up and playing with stereotypes. It presents works of artists from photography collective Mes 56 based here in Yogyakarta. Some of the pieces by Polish artists were created here, on Java, or are inspired by this area, some of them were made for this particular exhibition and will be presented here for the first time.

Sesama artist-in-residence Franciszek Orłowski and Emilka Sobczuk with cooperation with Kersan Art Foundation Indonesia and support from Fundacja Razem Pamoja have honour to invite you to art exhibition ‘Common id-eas­’ which connects Polish and Indonesian artist with interesting concept about the problem of cultural cliches and self creation, dressing up and playing with stereotypes between Europe and Asia.

Opening: February 21st 2018. 19:30 WIB

Curated by Emilia Sobczuk

Yudha Kusuma Putera “Fehung”
Justyna Górowska
Agan Harahap
Marcin Kaliński
Robert Kuśmirowski
Franciszek Orłowski
Joanna Piotrowska
Katarzyna Sobczuk

The exhibition is a part of galleries networking program for artist-in-residence in Sesama supported by The Razem Pamoja Foundation.

Exhibition Period: 21 – 28 Feb. 2018
Senin – Sabtu: 10.00 – 19.00 WIB

Kersan Art Foundation – Studio

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