Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cigondewah: An Art Project by Tisna Sanjaya

[Gallery impression, Cigondewah: An Art Project by Tisna Sanjaya, NUS Museum, 2011]

Date: 17 Feb – 3 June 2011 
Venue: NX Gallery, NUS Museum
Curator: Karen Lim
Artist: Tisna Sanjaya

Urban growth, industrial expansion, and their impact on the environment is a common experience often faced by smaller village communities occupying city peripheries, including Cigondewah, a village south of Bandung, Indonesia. Cigondewah: An Art Project by Tisna Sanjaya centres on the complex relationships between artist, his environment and his public. Underlying this complexity is the role of artist in sustaining a practice that is immersed into the potentials and predicaments of place and community; economic and political ecology that constrains, mediates or enables actions; the question of communal agency and artistic goals; and the place of the art market within a pragmatic social cause. Under these conditions, how is art practice reconstituted? For whom? To what productive outcomes and what limits?

Click for a video of Cigondewah and its resilient community interacting with Bandung college students in June 2011.

Click here for the exhibition brochure in PDF format.
Click here for exhibition documentation.

No comments:

Post a Comment