Akbar and Syaiful, two Aliens in La Rochelle

Akbar and Syaiful are two prominent young artists from Bandung. They boh have different working methods compared to other artist of their generation. Thus, their works are considered to be special in contemporary art field in Indonesia. However, like most young artists, both are quite heavily influenced by contemporary global situation. Born and raised in big city has made them surrounded by urban environtment, free from the traditional influence and its values. By the time they grow as young artist, Indonesian contemporary art practice has become fairywell-established, and various issues in the global contemporary art have already affected their understanding and awarness. That is why, it is not easy to read the Indonesian aspect in their works. Nevertheless, the works they produced during their residency in La Rochele could not be separated from from their perspective and position as Indonesian artist that are affected by the social and cultural condition in Indonesia.(full text on PDF English) (full text on PDF Indonesian)

Asmudjo J. Irianto

It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #1 Wooden Boat, Moss, Mushroom La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #1
Wooden Boat, Moss, Mushroom
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Installation View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #1 Wooden Boat, Moss, Mushroom La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
Installation View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #1
Wooden Boat, Moss, Mushroom
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Detail View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #1 Wooden Boat, Moss, Mushroom La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
Detail View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #1
Wooden Boat, Moss, Mushroom
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #2 Table, Chair, Moss La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #2
Table, Chair, Moss
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Installation View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #2 Table, Chair, Moss La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
Installation View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #2
Table, Chair, Moss
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Detail View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #2 Table, Chair, Moss La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
Detail View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #2
Table, Chair, Moss
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Detail View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #2 Table, Chair, Moss La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
Detail View, It’s Better To Be Ugly Than Only To Be Wild #2
Table, Chair, Moss
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Life Cycle of Installation #1 Acrylic on canvas La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
Life Cycle of Installation #1
Acrylic on canvas
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Detail view, Life Cycle of Installation #1 Acrylic on paper La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
Detail view, Life Cycle of Installation #1
Acrylic on paper
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Life Cycle of Installation #2 Acrylic on paper La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
Life Cycle of Installation #2
Acrylic on paper
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014
Life Cycle of Installation #3 Acrylic on paper La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France 2014
Life Cycle of Installation #3
Acrylic on paper
La Rochelle Centre Intermondes, France
2014

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