Our first memorable encounter with Roy Voragen was during our short vacation in Yogyakarta for “that art period.” We didn’t get the chance to meet him in person but it was definitely his curation for “Dangling Durians” that caught our eyes. It took quite awhile when finally we got the chance to read his curation again and alongside Krack Studio, Dia.lo.gue Artspace presents the group exhibition “Out of Joint,” which features the latest works by Yogyakarta-based artists Rudi Hermawan, Malcolm Smith and Prihatmoko Moki.
The title seems to be full of implicit messages with printmaking; silkscreen printing to be exact, as the star or the whole idea. By showing the versatility of its technique, each artist with their signature style has molded irony on how modernity took the joy out of printmaking through the object of their prints.
Story-wise it’s always been a cliché cycle where exploration times modernization equals irony. Taking that into application of all life’s aspects, you’d find even the simplest routine could be affected by it. Voragen took an example of how we do our routine which is made of repetitions, same as printmaking which requires repetition to acquire the needed ability to print well, to polish in order to be perfect.
A joint is made of determinacy and consistency to be able to work accordingly, but in this case something has became out of joint for the action of downsizing. In this exhibition these renowned artists took their daily sightings into work of arts, shown with blunt aesthetic that could make your eyes fixate and cringe t the same time.
There are crucial ideas behind everything you do for or in life, which always include joy and passion. Those two are open to adjustment that gradually/periodically will overcome or undermine what’s made for its contrary til soon we realize we all can idle our days away.
From labor to technology and history, all of that became entities for today’s mundane routine. Krack Studio delivered this phenomenon through their best representatives and artists who came with friendly reminder, take a look a little bit longer to what you have before you take further actions.
March 16th – April 10th, 2016
Daily, 10am – 6pm
Jl. Kemang Selatan 99A
Words and photos by Febrina Anindita