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Spacing Identities

J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra

9 – 31 May 2009

Co-organizers: NUS Museum, Bandung Institute of Technology and Gajah Gallery


Kindergarden Portrait, 2009, Charcoal on Canvas, Private Collection


Emerging from various explorations linked to conceptions of the philosophical “Self”, J. Ariadhitya Pramuhendra in his most recent series dissects the seemingly monumental appeal of Spacing Identities. Informed mostly by the artists’ biographical interests, the charcoal works present momentary petitions for recognition by constantly emphasizing on re-assessing the Self in relation to what constitutes identity, the moral and the social in contemporary Indonesia. The Self simultaneously becomes a subject and object of observation and study for the artist, a liminal philosophical category, developed through investigations into artifactual constituents of memory and placed conjunctive to idealizations of artistic labour and its accompanying predicaments.


1994, maybe..., 2009, Charcoal on Canvas, Private Collection

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