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ANGKI PURBANDONO “THE SWIMMERS”

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Angki Purbandono, Orizuru Art Forum, 2013

Mizuma Gallery in Gillman Barracks is exited to presents “The Swimmers”, a solo show featuring artworks by Indonesian artist Angki Purbandono (b. 1971) from 14th February through 23rd March, 2014.

The 25 artworks made out of 78 scanographies — the scanning of objects to create photographic images displayed as light boxes — of this large scale exhibition have been created by the artist during his 10-month stay in the Yogyakarta Narcotics Penitentiary, with the help of 20 other inmates who took part in the set up of the Prison Art Programs (PAPs) in May 2013.

Aside from becoming a rehabilitation tool through artistic practice, PAPs is also an attempt at generating a new understanding of the Indonesian art discourse; pointing at the fact that “the attraction lies not only in the final artwork, but mores in the respect towards the backdrop and process of collaboration to restructure a new energy towards change in life through art.”

The Swimmers
Date: February 14th – March 23th, 2014
Open: 11:00 – 19:00 (Sunday till 18:00)
Closed on Mondays & Public holidays
Place: Mizuma Gallery
Address: 22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
Tel: +65 6570 2505
http://www.mizuma.sg

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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