Curio Room | Agugn & Sekarputi Sidhiawati

July - August 2021

Tirtodipuran Link | Jl Tirtodipuran, No 50, Yogyakarta.

About This Event

Agung Prabowo a.k.a Agugn (Bandung 1985) graduated from Graphic Art Major at the Faculty of Art and Design ITB. Exploring various printmaking techniques, mostly linocuts, his practices have comprised to push the boundaries between printmaking and installation. Fear, nature, and shamanistic cultures have been his drive for making art with anthropomorphic and psychoanalytic perspectives.

He held his first solo exhibition, ‘Natural Mystic’ in Bentara Budaya Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Solo, and Bali-as his first prize for Triennale Seni Grafis Indonesia 4 in 2012. His next solo show is in 2015 at Jogja Contemporary, titled ‘Unguarded Guards’ and in 2016, ‘AGUGN:Printing Live in the Cosmos’ at Vinyl on Vinyl, Manila, and another solo show in Mizuma Gallery, Singapore called ‘Molasses’ held in 2017. His solo show was held in Machida City Museum Of Graphic Art, Tokyo in 2020 and previously in 2019, he was invited to do artist residency in Machida City, Tokyo. He has participated in many group exhibitions internationally, including ‘Termasuk;contemporary art from Indonesia’ in Darren Knights Gallery, Sydney in 2019, and ‘Multilayered-New Print 2018/Summer’, in International Print Centre, New York in 2018. Another group exhibition he joined is ‘Java-Art Energy’ at Institut des Culturesd’Islam, Paris in 2018, where he show his installation that had been displayed in 2017 in ‘Re Emergence’ at Selasar Sunaryo Artspace.

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Sekarputi Sidhiawati, born in Jakarta, 1986, and has worked with ceramics for more than 10 years. Taking formal education at the Faculty of Art and Design ITB-Ceramic Art studio. She is now known as the co-founder of the ceramic studio Arta Derau, while consistently working in the art world. After working in Bandung, in 2018 she moved to Tegallalang, Bali to expand her ceramic studio business.

With woman-related issues, Puti had been a finalist of several fine art awards such as the Soemardja Art Award in 2010, and the Bandung Contemporary Art Award 2013. She had join several prestigious exhibition include ‘Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Biennale’ in National Gallery of Indonesia (2014); ‘Temperature Affect’ , Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics Jakarta (2017); ‘Manifesto’, National Gallery of Indonesia (2017); ‘Termasuk’, Darren Knight Gallery Australia (2018); ‘Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned’, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljublana-Slovenia ( 2019), ‘Indonesia Calling’, 16Albermerle, Sydney (2020). Her second solo show was held in Uma Seminyak, Bali in 2019 titled ‘Your Existence Gives me hope’.

Curio Room
Curio Room

Special Presentation by Agugn & Sekarputi Sidhiawati 3 - 29 August 2021

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Curio Room
Curio Room

Special Presentation by Agugn & Sekarputi Sidhiawati 3 - 29 August 2021

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Curio Room
Curio Room

Special Presentation by Agugn & Sekarputi Sidhiawati 3 - 29 August 2021

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Curio Room
Curio Room

Special Presentation by Agugn & Sekarputi Sidhiawati 3 - 29 August 2021

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Collaborators

- Agugn
- Sekarputi Sidhiawati

Artworks

A Good Beginning
A Good Beginning

PUTI VASE SERIES This series of ceramic vases takes the form of a short and medium vase, painted with wild flowers on the surface. There is a figure of a woman who hugs/leans in the middle of the upper part of the vase. Although there are some other details in the biggest vase, the majority of these vases are woman and flowers. Initially, this woman was intended to represent myself. However, I decided that she can represent everyone and anyone who doesn’t want to be separated from things that they enjoy and like. Clingy, or in Indonesian “lekat”, is a revelation/insight that inspired this series. Many internal factors triggered that insight, such as emotional instability, lack of confidence, and fear of being alone. Personally, I think that lots of people can relate to my situation. The wild flowers on this vase can be seen as something valuable and precious, it could be another person or living things, could be inanimate objects, even some sense of purpose. Whatever that is, that precious things exist right here and now, in the present. Some flowers I painted on this vase are real flowers that truly exist—like daisies, passion flowers, baby’s breath—and some are based on my imagination. Somehow I always felt that clinginess is also like that, sometimes it’s real, sometimes it’s just in our mind. Puti. Bandung, 5 April 2018 Puti. Bali, December 3 2018 - Sekarputi Sidhiawati 2020 Hand throwing stoneware, engobe, glaze, and gold lustre | 28x17x17 cm

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The Vibe
The Vibe

PUTI VASE SERIES This series of ceramic vases takes the form of a short and medium vase, painted with wild flowers on the surface. There is a figure of a woman who hugs/leans in the middle of the upper part of the vase. Although there are some other details in the biggest vase, the majority of these vases are woman and flowers. Initially, this woman was intended to represent myself. However, I decided that she can represent everyone and anyone who doesn’t want to be separated from things that they enjoy and like. Clingy, or in Indonesian “lekat”, is a revelation/insight that inspired this series. Many internal factors triggered that insight, such as emotional instability, lack of confidence, and fear of being alone. Personally, I think that lots of people can relate to my situation. The wild flowers on this vase can be seen as something valuable and precious, it could be another person or living things, could be inanimate objects, even some sense of purpose. Whatever that is, that precious things exist right here and now, in the present. Some flowers I painted on this vase are real flowers that truly exist—like daisies, passion flowers, baby’s breath—and some are based on my imagination. Somehow I always felt that clinginess is also like that, sometimes it’s real, sometimes it’s just in our mind. Puti. Bandung, 5 April 2018 Puti. Bali, December 3 2018 - Sekarputi Sidhiawati 2019 Hand throwing stoneware, hand build, engobe, glaze, and gold lustre 30 x 14 x 14 cm

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Dreams at the End of the Day
Dreams at the End of the Day

PUTI VASE SERIES This series of ceramic vases takes the form of a short and medium vase, painted with wild flowers on the surface. There is a figure of a woman who hugs/leans in the middle of the upper part of the vase. Although there are some other details in the biggest vase, the majority of these vases are woman and flowers. Initially, this woman was intended to represent myself. However, I decided that she can represent everyone and anyone who doesn’t want to be separated from things that they enjoy and like. Clingy, or in Indonesian “lekat”, is a revelation/insight that inspired this series. Many internal factors triggered that insight, such as emotional instability, lack of confidence, and fear of being alone. Personally, I think that lots of people can relate to my situation. The wild flowers on this vase can be seen as something valuable and precious, it could be another person or living things, could be inanimate objects, even some sense of purpose. Whatever that is, that precious things exist right here and now, in the present. Some flowers I painted on this vase are real flowers that truly exist—like daisies, passion flowers, baby’s breath—and some are based on my imagination. Somehow I always felt that clinginess is also like that, sometimes it’s real, sometimes it’s just in our mind. Puti. Bandung, 5 April 2018 Puti. Bali, December 3 2018 - Sekarputi Sidhiawati 2020 Hand throwing stoneware, engobe, glaze, and gold lustre 30 x 17,5 x 15 cm

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A Good Beginning
A Good Beginning

PUTI VASE SERIES This series of ceramic vases takes the form of a short and medium vase, painted with wild flowers on the surface. There is a figure of a woman who hugs/leans in the middle of the upper part of the vase. Although there are some other details in the biggest vase, the majority of these vases are woman and flowers. Initially, this woman was intended to represent myself. However, I decided that she can represent everyone and anyone who doesn’t want to be separated from things that they enjoy and like. Clingy, or in Indonesian “lekat”, is a revelation/insight that inspired this series. Many internal factors triggered that insight, such as emotional instability, lack of confidence, and fear of being alone. Personally, I think that lots of people can relate to my situation. The wild flowers on this vase can be seen as something valuable and precious, it could be another person or living things, could be inanimate objects, even some sense of purpose. Whatever that is, that precious things exist right here and now, in the present. Some flowers I painted on this vase are real flowers that truly exist—like daisies, passion flowers, baby’s breath—and some are based on my imagination. Somehow I always felt that clinginess is also like that, sometimes it’s real, sometimes it’s just in our mind. Puti. Bandung, 5 April 2018 Puti. Bali, December 3 2018 - Sekarputi Sidhiawati 2020 Hand throwing stoneware, engobe, glaze, and gold lustre | 28x17x17 cm

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