Art Jakarta GardensHutan Kota by Plataran, Jakarta, Indonesia23 - 28 April 2024
ROH Art Jakarta Gardens

ROH is pleased return to 2024's Art Jakarta Gardens. Set inside Jakarta’s prominent public park, the gallery’s presentation features: "common|sense", the latest artistic conversations by Aurora Arazzi, Luqi Lukman, and Maruto Ardi.

Art Jakarta Gardens 2023 will be on view starting from 23 until 28 April 2024 at Hutan Kota by Plataran, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Arazzi's artistic technique is evolving as she moves into a more fluid and spontaneous manner, departing from her prior methodical approach. An instinctive investigation of discovered materials, based on preconcieved ideas. Luqi Lukman creates subtle compositions out of materials that he accumulates over time in common|sense. Slowly generated and considered, it embodies a sense of flux and absorption pertaining to time muted in their almost monochromatic rendering. Working between organic objects and industrial, almost structural, plain materials; the objects the artist works with are again reconstituted in terms of pre-existing meaning and further into a context most similar to abstraction.

Aurora Arazzi and Luqi Lukman who have developed a presentation for the indoor exhibition space, Maruto Ardi on the other hand devises a response to the outside environment of the fair setting, 'quarantinecase', a performative installation.

Quarantinecase was conceived initially during the pandemic and has traveled through various forms beforehand. The work consists of emptied drinking cans with a set of instruction drawings pasted on to the containers. Viewers are welcomed to follow the instructions: to open the suitcase containing the cans and fire the cans as a targeting range with an air rifle gun. In Ardi’s multidisciplinary conceptual works, there is an interest in the aesthetic of the mass produced, in relation to how one thereafter interacts as well as perceives, as well as how human behavior plays initially a role in defining the design of the objects around them, but also how these objects then permeate in turn our daily consciousness.

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Born 1997, Padang, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia 

Aurora's works encompass sculpture and drawing. Aurora has her specific way of perceiving everyday objects; in her perspective, objects have their own particular shapes, sides, angles, turns, and geometrical structures that can be exposed and observed beside their inherent functions. Her execution technique is notably complex, in addition to precision in measurements. Aurora's work requires meticulousness, perseverance, and precision.

Aurora graduated with a background in printmaking, which gives her a close connection to the medium of paper in her artistic endeavors. Working in the printmaking studio for four years leaves a distinct attitude in her regarding how she treats things around her. She views paper as a medium with potential and various characteristics that vary depending on how it is treated. For Aurora, paper possesses a unique duality, where a seemingly lightweight and fragile nature can become more substantial and challenging through specific treatments. She believes in the constant interplay of these dual aspects, where the more delicate the material, the heavier the treatment it receives, creating a perpetual tension in her artistic expressions.

Aurora's solo exhibition is First Sight, (Third Session "KERTAS") at Iron River Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2022). Selected group exhibitions include Art Jakarta, ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2023). Seismic Shifts, Broken White Project #19 di Ace House Collective, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2023); ARTJOG 2023, Motif: Lamaran, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2023); Titicara, an Annual Women Artists Exhibition, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia dan ISA Art & Design, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); Printmaking Today, Printmaking ITB x RMIT student, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2021); KLIMEX 19, Segaris Art Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2018). 

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