Osage Singapore is pleased to present solo exhibitions by Augustinus Kuswidananto (a.k.a. Jompet) and Louie Cordero, two of the most exciting artists from Southeast Asia. The exhibitions Java’s Machine: Phantasmagoria and Soft Death are Jompet’s and Cordero’s first solo exhibitions in Singapore, and will both present new works by the artists.
Jompet’s Java’s Machine: Phantasmagoria explores syncretism as a strategy to reconcile dispersed and disparate points of reference in Javanese cultural history. This is exemplified by Java, the War of Ghosts, the centrepiece installation, which also underscores the other works in the exhibition. Java, the War of Ghosts features ‘invisible’ soldiers made flesh by their uniforms—amalgams of the Dutch and Javanese military attire—and equipment. Suspended from the ceiling, each plays a different sound, synchronised into an electronic orchestra.
Java’s Machine: Phantasmagoria by Jompet
Soft Death by Louie Cordero
Date: 14th November – 27th December 2009
Place: Osage Singapore
Address: 11B Mt Sophia Rd, #01-12, Singapore 228466
Tel: +65 6337 9909
Text: mariko takei