This post is a long unpublished catalyst of mine which induced a state where art speaks louder than words. Guess I’ve been keeping it around for sometimes while waiting for the right moment!
#TinglingUrban casts back to her drop in at Kota Tua, A local gem where the colonies from the past remain untouched. The area seemed to be constantly bursting with crowds in many good occasions especially during the weekend! Diversity was patent in sight, from local school field trips to travelling foreigners along with the lining of pedagang asongan to complete the ensemble.
That day the area was teeming in a bigger horde following recent boom over the newly-open for public Contemporary Art exhibition by Jakarta Art Space nestling in Kantor Pos Fatahillah. The brilliant concept of introducing Contemporary Art breathed a fresh new air to curious art enthusiasts, as it managed to draw in much bigger local mass into the area.
That time I was in the vigour of a budding romance with the magic of gallery visits. A situation when the whole world doesn’t fit quiet
rightly inside of your arm, and a large-scale fisheyed image of various urban theory and perceptions were placed in sight to reflect.
Very enlightening, which is why this post is the perfect inception for #TinglingUrban.
Twas not my first gallery trip, but it was the first time I experience artworks coming to life.
To grip on that gusto feeling, I think being BRAVE to Experience is the key.
One might want to steal a little while to unravel feelings and emotions locked behind an artwork– Yes! it is okay, even if you interpret it to a whole new stage of revelations, enlightenment, and maybe extract hardly anything out of it. you must’ve had those moments of doubt where you questioned your own competency to gauge on an art piece. I do too! At one point of time I really felt insecure to have genuine opinions toward an artwork, especially when it comes to criticising it – honestly I got a big zero balls on that! And right now I believe that kind of modestly will lead you nowhere, for
ART itself is Subjective.
Artists never plot to instil a fixate message to society, essentially the authentic ones enhance their personal sentiments disregard of the social expectations. And later grant subjects the freedom to experience the concealed feelings behind art on their own. In short artists exhibit their artworks with the desire to inspire, never about the
price but the values and journey it hold.