Vinyl on Vinyl

Hahan at WRKZ


Hahan is a multi-media artist that resides on Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has collaborated with brands such as Luis Vuitton, Smeg and Hurley. He has been showcasing his work in the Biennale in Yogyakarta since 2007. In 2012, Hahan was invited to be part of the Asia Pacific Triennale 7th, in Brisbane. He was also a part of the 2015 and 2014 Art Fair Philippines. His works are in the permanent collection of several art museums such as Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Brisbane, Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Melbourne, Australia. Hahan has exhibited all around the globe, from Italy and the United States, to Hong Kong and Korea. He has an ongoing exhibition at the ARTJOG 9 and will be part of the upcoming Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale this November. He was the cover of the last Art Republik issue during Art Basel HK and will the 1st issue of Art Republik in Indonesia which is coming out next month.



“This work series is about time and demands of the art world. As an artist, I often feel the thin line between productive and leisure time. Following the development of the most actual art discourse is one of the elements in addition to technical working process of art. Therefore, activities such as light conversations with friends while hanging out can lead to the discussion of art in various dimensional ways. This  became an inevitable routine and even a stimulant in the process of creating ideas for my works. In the end, working in the realm of art requires me to always be conscious and critical about the humanist side of this profession.”

  

In his first solo show in the country, Indonesian artist Uji Handoko Eko Saputro, better known as Hahan, brings his own mad mix to the Vinyl on Vinyl stage. Melding together both the grit and humor of street art with the no nonsense sensibilities of high art, Hahan uses the fusion of contradiction as his main medium of choice. Armed with a distinct idea of how work and play aid each other’s art, Hahan at WRKZ is his homage to the process.


Nix Puno. Small-Medium, Large


We live in an age of compact-sized duplicates, regrams and shares. Everything preferably portable and fits right in the palm of your hand: memories incased in a meticulously curated 1080 x 1080 pixel square, billion-dollar movies cramped inside a mobile phone, and life moments encapsulated in 140 characters. An original form is never safe from duplication, especially in a time of prolific social media. Shares, likes, links, and reblogs; It is an era of generation loss. Or so it seems.

 

Quality is one thing, value is another. Copies are often seen as watered down replications of an original, where quality is diluted as much as it is shared. But what of value? Doesn’t the value of its content weakened as much as its quality? In Small-medium, large, Nix Puno disagrees.


Kaloy Reyes Pangilinan. Hidden Cravings


More often than not a secret is kept a secret because there’s a certain amount of shame involved. But there’s none quite like the shame one gets from a hidden craving. It’s usually the uniqueness or the social stigma of it that makes it so. Though often resulting in social exile (a slight exaggeration for dramatic effect may occur), everyone has a concealed desire. Because who can resist liking something you’re not supposed to like? Or liking something everyone else hates? Whether it’s loving Bieber before it was socially acceptable to do so, or watching the Kardashians as a past time, everyone has a secret a guilty pleasure.

 

In Kaloy Pangilinan’s “Hidden Cravings”, he puts people’s secret hankerings under the spotlight and reveals the ugly truth. Taking monstrous forms with more eyes than one would like, everything is left out in the open, raw and real. With caricaturized monsters, glob like entities, and brightly colored hues, Pangilinan takes a playful jab at every one’s private thrills. In this exhibit, no craving is left unturned, no desire is left in hiding.


Photos by Mark Cerbo & Hahan


June 8, 2016

6PM

2135 Warehouse II Chino Roces Ave. Makati


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