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Land of Silent #2, Mix Media on Canvas,
Presenting our first collaborative show and pop-up exhibition alongside Aksu - 'Vaitasa' features six of Indonesia's emerging artists:  Eko Bintang, Trio Muharam, Mutiara Riswari, Putu Surya Dharma Putra, Prayogo Yoedo and Andre Yoga. '
The exhibition opens at T Lofts and Co-living from 3 April 2021 - 24 April 2021. You can access the virtual space from 10 April 2021 - 15 May 2021. 

Vaitasa: ( vetasa } ) (Sanskrit) made of or peculiar to a reed ( - sI vRtti }, `reed-like action' i.e. yielding to superior force, adapting one's self to circumstances; or a basket made of reed.

 

Vaitasa brings together six emerging artists who respond to the pandemic's global upheaval, as the syncretic collection of works narrate the personal journeys and experiences we've encountered throughout this continuous pause. Using art as a form of escapism, this multidisciplinary exhibition draws on social, political, and cultural references to explore and highlight a transformative period of adjusting and adapting through creativity. 

 

The world has borne witness to the devastating impacts of the pandemic. Yet, although we are situated apart, our lived experiences seem vastly similar. As the human mind wanders when we sit in stillness, we become more in-tuned with our inherent consciousness, emotions and beliefs. Separated from others, this pause is a time for introspection and self-reflection. These artists create a common thread by combining subjects and colours to convey an overarching story of a life made up of finite moments. As Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli puts it – "the entire evolution of science would suggest that the best grammar for thinking about the world is that of change, not of permanence. Not of being, but of becoming". 

 

Creating a stronger sense of community as we spent this last year apart, the artists worked in symbiosis from different cities to produce a collection of works that analyse and embrace change by balancing the bad with the good. While examining the impacts of the pandemic on contemporary society, Vaitasa mediates on our resilience and eternal bond as we navigate through uncertain times.

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"Strangely, I found comfort and anxiety at the same time"

- Eko Bintang

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Art can be a tool of communication or it can be therapy. It helps me analyse why I am feeling a certain way or why I am reacting that way. It helps me breakdown the moments and emotions that I experience. 

- Kezia Alexandra

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