—BEHIND THE ART SCENE—
January 17— February 17
The Papilion Kemang.
Jalan Kemang Raya No. 45 AA
DOMAIN, SOUL AND ARTWORKS.. They are the keywords to Davy Linggar third solo exhibition, as stated by the curator Mia Maria in her accompanying writing. Titled ‘FILM,’ the exhibition featured 90 photographs about the life and the creative spaces of 17 hand-picked important artists in Indonesia, including Ade Darmawan, Agus Suwage, Ay Tjoe Christine, Angki Purbandono, Dolorosa Sinaga, Entang Wiharsa, FX Harsono, Handiwirman, Heri Dono, Mella Jaarsma, Nindito Adipurnomo, Nasirun, Pramuhendra, S. Teddy D., Tisna Sanjaya, Titarubi, Tromarama and Ugo Untoro.
Well-known as a fashion photographer, Davy Linggar also engages himself with many serious topics. His collaboration with Agus Suwage, Pink Swing Park (2005) took a political perspective and managed to stir a controversy ever since its appearance at the CP Biennale in Jakarta.
Taken with four large format cameras, Davy replaced his digital medium with negative film, black and white Polaroid films and coloured Polaroid films. He also brought along a mannequin named Jacky to the artists’ studios in Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta to get more interaction from his subjects/objects. The results of the merging of the ‘old’ medium and ‘recent’ treatments are – according to another fellow artist Hafiz Rancajale – a multi-interpretation ‘fiction’ that is beyond its visual framework.
The FILM exhibition was the prologue of a series of a long-term project by Davy Linggar. The photographs were available for public starting from 17 January to 17 February 2015 in The Papilion Kemang.