Susurrus (whirs/soughs/rustles/whispers) is a metaphor for indistinct, vague, faint voices: one we recognise in the wind as it blows softly through the leaves, or in the babbling brook as it runs over the stones and gravel beneath its surface.
Syagini Ratna Wulan’s works in this exhibition challenge the viewers to observe, explore and examine from up-close. Various objects, images and texts in this exhibition appear obscured, disguised under the colours, lights and walls of the gallery, interlaced with entities we often disregard, lose or neglect.
This is an invitation to fathom not only what is implied, but also the statements on the means of conveying a message.
Born 1979, Bandung, Indonesia
Lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia
Syagini Ratna Wulan a.k.a Cagi is an artist based in Bandung, Indonesia who received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Art and Design from the Bandung Institute of Technology (2001) and a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2005). She works with a non-linear visual approach throughout her career as an artist and moves around many different mediums and methodologies of presenting her ideas. More recently, she has been focusing on interplays of light, color, and perception.
Syagini has been involved in numerous exhibitions domestically and abroad, such as the recent Asia Pacific Triennale 10 (2021), QAGOMA, Brisbane, Australia both as part of the group exhibition and APT10 Kids at the Children's Art Centre; Felix Art Fair (2020) in Los Angeles, USA; Art Jakarta (2019) with ROH Projects, Jakarta, Indonesia; ARTJOG 10: Changing Perspective (2017) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Art Stage Singapore (2017), as well as recent solo exhibitions Susurrus (2019), Spectral Fiction (2016) at ROH Projects, at Jakarta and ahead-of-itself-already-being-in (2017) at FOST Gallery, Singapore. She has also presented a solo project titled BIBLIOTEA at the 2011 edition of ArtHK, Hong Kong. That same year, she was invited for a residency at Art Initiative Tokyo. Her works are held in public collections in Singapore Art Museum, Obayashi Private Museum, Japan, and Indonesian Exchange.View Artist
Copyright belongs to The Artist
Curated by Agung Hujatnikajennong
Photography by ROH
Courtesy of The Artist and ROH