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A Little Box of Imagination

• [Alpha Daya] Karang Yo Bocah, a group exhibition by CB31 ArtSpace

GIVE me a pencil and a Math book, and I will hide behind my blanket pretending I’m having a stomach ache. Give me a pencil and a blank paper, and I will present my wonderful unlimited imagination.
That’s my parable regarding a children’s life. A life that most of adults assume that this ‘little creature’ are know nothing, and unable to do anything but a mess. Nevertheless, children are able to create anything, have a grand imagination, and spill it through they work, as they call it toys and drawings. And if they failed, its nothing matter at all. They’re just kids. And if they parents got fury because the wall in entire house full with their ‘mural’, its nothing matter as well, they’re just kids. According to ‘a little creature with big imagination’, CB31 ArtSpace Semarang presented their very first exhibition, with the very first works been published. It was called Alpha Daya; “Karang Yo Bocah” (It’s Just Kids).

This 3 days in a row small show with huge sense, had the opening at April 18th. Involved 11 young artists; Annisa Rizkiana Rahmasari, Andi ‘Kartun’ Pratomo, Eriko Julian Eka Putra, Fahmi Yudhantoro, Fariza Khumaedi, Firman Ferdiansyah, Garna Raditya, Mochammad Ilham, Nugroho Ardhi Setiawan, Puthut Aldoko Wilis and Rengganis Puspita Resi.
The most interesting thing about this warm-independent-collective-collaboration-togetherness show, is the crowd funding activity to succeed it. And this kind of thing was the very first too, in Semarang. They gave some nominally choices with various benefit for those who wanted to donate their money. So people could choose how much money they want to donate for this art of thing.
Speaking about the works, of course it was represent what kids see amongst their world. “Alpha” refers to “beginning”, and “Daya” refers to “power”. So, this group exhibition considered as a power to move and create something, drive all energy and ability for a good start. Yes, their job was a good damn start. If society consider theirs as ‘failed’, well, they’re just kids, anyway.

*photographed by: me

ad 1ad 2the chairman, Fariza Khumaedi (left), open the exhibition
ad 3 kartun-puthutAndi ‘Kartun’ Pratomo                                                         Puthut Aldoko Wilis
ad 4 nisa_firmanFirman Ferdiansyah                                                           Annisa Rizkiana Rahmasari
ad 5 fahmi_ardhyNugroho Ardhi Setiawan                                                             Fahmi Yudhantoro
ad 6 garnaGarna Raditya
ad 7 puthutPuthut Aldoko Wilis
ad 8 ijakFariza Khumaedi
ad 9 -anyosRengganis ‘Anyos’ Puspita Resi, is being interviewed behind her artworks
ad 10 -kikirMochammad Ilham (right) and a friend, in front of his artworks
ad 11 -ricoEriko Julian Eka Putra and his artwork
ad 12ad 13ad 14ad 15ad 16with Anyos, taken by Gatot Caesario

Flooding On Artsy Jar

WELL, flood is a common and routine drama in Semarang. Rainy season came, so is the flood. In fact, some area cannot be rescued. The water never lessened, the puddle became a terrace in some civilian’s houses. Or, simply a flooded land, known as rob. Especially whose live in East Semarang. Flood is their ‘annual event’. Ironic. How disaster became a routine like durian season.

Seeing this satyr incident, some artists from Central Java made their artwork about the rob (there’s many of them, I can’t count). Paintings, installations, photographs and videos. They all are participants in Semarang Art Rob, in Semarang Contemporary Art Gallery, which opened in Friday evening (11/10). Overall, they serve something you could enjoy from the tragedy, in their art of view. I would like to say, a tragicomedy.

*photograph by: me

rob 1--rob 2Bagus Panuntun “Recycle Upgrade”
rob 3Catur Rebowo “Tak Berdaya”
rob 5rob 6rob 8Karamba Art Movement “Rob and Roll”. photo taken by Uje
rob 9Nugroho Dwi Adhiseno/Leonardo Agung BP/Garna Raditya/Adhitia Armitrianto “Met[ROB]olitan Projects #1”

rob 11