Artventure with Baroque Archipelago
TOTON, Tidak Lulus Sensor 04, 2020, C-print on photo paper, embroidery on silk organza, 42 × 33 cm (unframed)
“Baroque Archipelago brings contemporary art and fashion in conversation with one another, to illuminate parallel approaches in creation and exploration of current issues … Turning on ideas of adornment, desire and difference, Baroque Archipelago shines a spotlight on Indonesian creatives reinterpreting and reworking Indonesia’s rich traditions“Mizuma Gallery
LULU LUTFI LABIBI, Lurik Sewindu Bercerita, 2019, handwoven textile, 68 x 2400 cm
There was a sense of the familiar: some of these works reminded me of the lace my maternal grandmother used to make and wear as a nonya. But there was a novelty in the forms taken and materials used.
Note: Gilman Barracks was a former military barracks dating back to 1936. It is now home to leading international and home-grown galleries, and art organisations.