The hottest medium in art today–Photography–will take center stage at Element Art Space this April with Saturation. Showcasing works from 9 of the most well-known contemporary Indonesian artists, this exhibition will be the first in Singapore to focus on Indonesian photography.
The line-up includes Angki Purbandono, Agan Harahap and Davy Linggar, each of who has enjoyed international success having won awards, acquired and exhibited in galleries, museums, and biennales across the globe such as 3points Award, Center for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, and La Triennale in Paris. Adding to the stellar roster of artists, the exhibition is curated by Farah Wardani, an independent curator from Indonesia, who has curated artists such as Heri Dono, Christine Ay Tjoe, and most recently curated the exhibition “Indonesian Eye–Fantasies and Realities” at Saatchi Gallery in London.
Indonesian contemporary art has never been the same since the 2000s with emerging creative culture/subcultures, alternative spaces, and ‘indie’ movements kickstarted by the generation born in the 1970s and 1980s. The change of politics also gave way to many varieties of creative expressions, and that included the development of photography in the visual arts.