Friday, 27 September 2013

Exhibition | Kebon Indah: Mintio & Kabul, Kelompok Batik Tulis Sido Luhur, Collaboration

Family: Ibu Juminem, Ibu Tri Sugiarti, Ibu Hartini & Children, 2012, cyanotype with batik tulis, natural dyes on cotton.
Date: 27 September 2013 – 31 January 2015
Venue: NUS Baba House
Curator: Foo Su Ling
Artists: Samantha Tio (Mintio) and Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul)

Free Admission. Visits are by appointment only.

This exhibition presents the Malam Di Jari Kita series of batik and cyanotype print artworks arising from the collaboration of two contemporary artists, Samantha Tio (Mintio) and Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul), and batik makers of the Sido Luhur group from the central Javanese village of Kebon Indah.
Batik is a cultural icon of Indonesia and research on this textile art has centered on symbolisms and production techniques. Relatively less is known of the industry’s workforce who are mostly women working from their homes. Portraits of the batik makers taken by Mintio are printed on cotton fabric with a process known as cyanotype. The images are set against a backdrop of motifs designed and executed by the ladies from the batik group. The combination of portraiture and batik patterns creates an association between the sitters and their profession, at the same time bringing attention to their skill and giving recognition to the crucial role they play in the industry.

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Gallery Impressions

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