After a powerful success of his solo artwork exhibition earlier this yr in April, artist Justian Jafin is staging one other between 17 to 30 September. The brand new showcase follows the identical theme of “Repackage” however what units it other than the final one is the supply.
In Repackage #1, Jafin integrated works of different artists into his ultimate physique of works and these so-called “discovered objects” are portrayed by way of humour and parody. Whereas it might sound frivolous to make use of such a method however the intent goes past the floor. It’s to precipitate, re-evaluate and criticise a sure subject albeit in a light-hearted method. Moreover, within the earlier occasion, Jafin created artworks that have been based mostly on the concepts of the artists that he handpicked.
For the brand new exhibition, Jafin takes it a step additional and transforms concepts and narratives as a substitute of constructing bodily responses. He engages critically with the artists that he has chosen (Nyoman Masriadi, Handiwirman, Yunizar, and Ay Tjoe Christine, amongst others). As an alternative of seeing the works of those artists as “discovered objects”, Jafin sees their works as “discovered obsessions”.
Just like having a dialog, Jafin cleverly presents his personal opinion regarding the concepts of the chosen artworks. That is executed by means of what is called artwork criticism the place the critique leans towards negation, visible “mockery”, or affirmation in regards to the ideological ideas and visible concepts of these artists. Understandably, Jafin’s “repackaging” remedy results in a sophisticated degree of appropriation, i.e. essential appropriation.
With Jafin’s artworks, the arching theme will at all times be asking deeper questions in regards to the human situation and civilisation. Regardless of taking a special method, he stays resolute that nothing is out of date on the subject of artwork. By way of questions posed, Jafin hopes to immortalise artwork, not simply the bodily facet however its essence as effectively. And he has positively achieved this by means of this new exhibition.
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