Galeri Nasional Indonesia: SEA+ Triennale 2016

SEA+ Trienalle 2016, ENCOUNTER: Art From Different Lands exhibition held in Galeri Nasional Indonesia (GalNas) connects the growth of Indonesian contemporary art in correspondence with the alike movements in both Southeast Asia and Internationally. The contemporary exhibition roars the endless development of our global social contexts.

The exhibition was a platform to allow visitors the freedom to perceive how different artists responded towards life experiences from different places, within its context of issues – Yet they still somehow connect, due to the unimposing nature of creating.


Amongst the 33 artists that exhibited their oeuvres, above are some of my bias pieces that I adore! Listing down the links to their profile/portfolio underneath if you’re interested for a further research:

Eugene Soh

Taufik Ermas

Dita Gambiro

Jabbar Muhammad

Zoe Walker

Neil Bromwich

Ingeborg Annie Kristine Lindahl

Julie Lluch

Matt Calvert






                                          I Like Words.

article-2474721-18F008D400000578-130_964x656When moments shattered to pieces like the rubble from the ruins,

the robust feelings remained at rear in form of stained ink on a paper medium.

when the zealous affairs are no longer there and one still long after its flairs,

words keep the ardour burning, as it is caressing and everlasting.

Words may not be able to completely evoke the twisted truth,

but words show the depth of relationships, and that’s all really that matters.

who cares if it is a pair of cataclysmic dynamic duo?

words can be assuring, it may also be accommodating.

it doesn’t strike like a haul, instead it’ll take one on a trip down memory lane.

going backward in between words,

there is a glimpse of silver-lining that remained as impalpable as a dream.

but on a bottom line,

as daft as they seem words without experience are simply meaningless.


The Heartfelt Muse

There is no sorry for Loving, all you need to do is express it.

Here is a chain of undisciplined letters that I find both intriguing and vulnerable at the same time. Take a look!

James Dean reckless love letter to Barbara Glenn.

I don’t like it here. I don’t like people here. I like it home (N.Y.) and I like you and I want to see you. Must I always be miserable? I try so hard to make people reject me. Why? I don’t want to write this letter. It would be better to remain silent. “Wow! Am I f up” 

So hold everything, stop breathing, stop the town all of N.Y.C.

untill (should have trumpets here) James Dean returns.

Don’t run away from home at too early an age or you’ll half to take vitamins the rest of your life. Wish you cooked. I’ll be home soon. Write me please. I’m sad most of the time. Awful lonely too isn’t it. (I hope youre dying) BECAUSE I AM.

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Locale Souls & Fiesta Fatahillah!


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!

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#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.

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Tingling Urban


 | The Urban ID holder state of mind |



Are you an urban ID holder?

Setting: cityscape and skyscrapers dangled upon you.

Living in a city surely brings a handful of colourful palette to one’s journey. There is this visible social bonding discerned from the way people conduct living, where it prompted a fervent sense of belonging that warmly adheres to the perky city-spirits. As to me personally, I love standing in the middle of a dashing mega throng who actually do chase after time! Instead of runnin’ around chasing the wind and get lost in space a.k.a the cotton canday dreamers. As free as a seagull they serve a living by exploring boundless circumstances and embracing its daily challenges.

Therefore LIFE in urban is filled with purposes, bigger hopes, ambitions, and likely the least of such monotonous more 🙄

model jendela // da creeper (?)

The Idea behind #TinglingUrban 

You see, but you don’t observe.

Ever heard of it? A peculiar remark made by none other than the genius consulting detective-Sherlock Holmes, a very bias fictional character of mine. 

It most sensibly describes the city’s heedless population that are constantly amounted by frantic schedules. Drowned in restless nights, there is this long living maxim that says when life is passing by, changes are hardly notice. Sounds pretty affixed to Capital J being the epicentre of urbanised cultures and social reforms, to whom is conventionally accustomed with this upbeat lifestyle. Throw in a dash of controversy with a lil treble– and call it a normalcy! To see it as it is, in the city- surely life goes on.

The impetus behind #TinglingUrban is to keep tabs and get familiar with our J-domain, not basing it on mere general facts but through a real interlock with the one-stop living. With quick daily updates on wut’s up Jakarta, I’m trying to implement a breathing space in the course of these ambiguous cultures and social affairs that fleet around Jakarta. Call this an act of recollection in the midst of rapid movements; cheers to the vogue and hooked feelings– oeuvres on what should not be forgotten 🙂

Devoured in the city’s sole enticing charm, #TinglingUrban seek to unfold her spells by encouraging people to observefeel, and get involve with its sequence, rather than being so clueless about everything out of their comfort.

That way you have lived by authenticating your degree as an Urban ID holder.



Hatching the concept of #TinglingUrban

It is ART. Through art, that I experienced different kind of pauses. I can feel myself drenched in others’ state of despair, rebellion, apprehension, ecstasy, grief and even those that are impalpable to comprehend. With art as a medium, those jolt of emotions were made true to me as a passing bystander. Experiencing the strings of sentiments that were not mine to begin with, also opened up a pathway to break-free from my selfish nature, as I slowly grew a keen interest towards the local updates on cultures, passions and social demurral. A small perk of curiosity which later developed into #TinglingUrban.

 When art speaks louder than words, you no longer see life as it is but acknowledge its being.


When art speaks louder than words, you no longer see life as it is but acknowledge its being.


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What to be expected in the future? 

*Exzitement!* Will be posting under #TinglingUrban about my life account in Jakardomain! The focus will be set on the captured perspectives and inspirations that I have accumulated throughout my time as a wanderess in this enigmatic city 💡 Basically, more exposures on quirky muse that represent my being, with stances denoting my status as an urban ID holder 🐻

Now gotta bid my adieu! Please look forward to my next post!♥


 An account to my first (ever) gallery visit, the Genesis to my lasting appreciation of Modern Art.