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Irrational Wishes

On this occasion, Lawang Wangi and ArtSociates presented a selection of works from contemporary Indonesian artists that can be visited by the public from October 15 to November 15 2021, of course, while maintaining health protocols. This exhibition includes artists from several cities, such as Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Bali who are actively working in the context of today's culture, including: Eddy Susanto, Etza Meisyara, Mujahidin Nurrahman, Erwin Windu Pranata, Jim Allen Abel, Iwan Yusuf, Satya Cipta, Stevan Sixcio, Wildan Indra Sugara. The title Irrational Wishes was chosen as a representation of a curatorial approach that examines curiosity, artists' thoughts and the relationship between works of art and the public. This exhibition illustrates the direction of development and dynamics of the meaning of the latest artists and works of art.

Organized by ArtSociates, this exhibition tries to explore thoughts about the subconscious that escapes speech and curiosity that evolves into the will to work. Where artists have the intention to produce works of art using thought incubation methods that are originally irrational and think of certain ways so that they can appreciated by the audience, Opening an exploration channel that embraces experimentation openly on various possibilities for processing discourse that is integrated with visuals.

As a form of thought-provoking, the involvement of a number of contemporary artists will show texts, quotes which are discussed with the exhibition curator. It is these texts and quotes that show the sometimes unrevealed intentions of the artists participating in this exhibition, perhaps not yet a statement in their work. Here the curator tries to explain the basic creative impulses, immersed in the subconscious. Raw urges to shift what was previously useless into meaningful, and appreciated by the audience. The works on display can become a symbol of how irrational thinking can integrate with rational reality.