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ISA Art & Design Launched Corporeal/Material, First Digital Exhibit to Feature Works and Achive from 14 Artists.

Arts | 14 August 2020
ISA Art & Design has launched Corporeal/Material – On Performance Art and Photography, completely on a digital format. Photos courtesy of ISA Art & Design/NOWJAKARTA

ISA Art & Design believes in empowering female artists through giving space, exposure, and market support. With a thorough understanding of the art market, the art company is determined to change the stigma against collecting artworks by young female artists.

Actively representing interdisciplinary and new media artworks, ISA Art & Design contribute to the creation of a thriving art market for non-traditional mediums because they believe artists should not have to limit their medium of creation or compromise the integrity of their artworks over bread-and-butter concerns.

ISA Art & Design advocates for Personalized Collection. In their definition, to collect is to express one’s self, what one believe in, and what you stand for; that it is just as much a creative activity than it is an investment. ISA Art & Design stands by the act of collecting as a form of support based on personal resonance between artists and their audiences.

For the reasons above, ISA Art & Design also believe in presenting and diligently supporting the secondary market. Secondary market artworks, being collected previously, is a pre-curated selection of the best of its era, tested through time. The secondary market also contains artworks from specific times in history, encompassing the zeitgeist of its contemporary.

In representing both the first and secondary market, the company is providing a form of longer lasting support for artists. ISA Art & Design aims to provide variation and flexibility in the artscene through activity in public art projects and curated exhibitions, connecting artists, art audience, and the public at large.

In line with this vision, ISA Art & Design has launched Corporeal/Material – On Performance Art and Photography, completely on a digital format. The exhibition features the works and archives of 14 artists: Agung Eko Sutrisno, Alfiah Rahdini, Aliansyah Caniago, Angga Wedhaswara, Arahmaiani, Dea Widya, FX Harsono, Jason Lim, Jim Allen Abel, Redha Sorana & Slamet Riyadhi, Semsar Siahaan, Wimo Ambala Bayang, and Subashri Sankarasubramanian.

Exhibition Background and Objectives

  • Gallery having the duty not only to participate in the art market but also to educate public of lesser known form of performance art.
  • Creating a market support for established and emerging performance artist and performance photography artist.
  • As a way for ISA Art and Design gallery to keep presenting art into the public during this socially-distanced period.
  • As a way to keep presenting performance art pieces, which are in nature very direct and embodied, into the virtual realms.

Featured Artists and artworks:

Redha Sorana & Slamet Riyadhi Suatu Kali di STSRI “ASRI”

  • Is part of the Indonesian Happenings starting in 1970s – 1999
  • Happened before the term performance art became widely used in Indonesia
  • Marked the shift of focus in art-making process, from the end-result to the action

FX Harsono Burn Victim (Korban 1/ Yang Mati dan yang Terbakar)

  • FX Harsono was part of a revolutionary art movement Gerakan Seni Rupa Baru
  • The Burn Victim is a reaction and critique towards the mall burning and racial genocide that happened during the 1998 riot
  • At this stage FX Harsono Have not yet called his practice a performance art but rather a happening or situation.
  • In this piece, FX Harsono’s own body is part of the end product of the artwork

FX Harsono Writing in the Rain

  • Is a continuation of his previous series, lamenting the loss of an identity as an Indonesian Chinese.
  • This artwork was displayed at the New York Times Square in 2018 as part of the Midnight moments
  • Is a performance that is intended for the audience to not witness it life (in-flesh) but through the proxy of camera and screen

Access the full digital exhibition through the link below: