If You Give Me Lemon, I’ll Make Lemonade: Tales from Tokyo and Tangkahan
TUE-SAT 11AM-7PM SUN 11AM-6PM | TUE-SAT 11AM-7PM SUN 11AM-6PM
22 Lock Road Gillman Barracks #01-34
Angki Purbandono, one of Indonesia’s leading photography artists, has been working with scanography as his primary media for eleven years. His transition from camera to scanner was inspired by Man Ray, a 20th century modernist artist known for his photography works created with different approaches other than the camera. Angki still considers himself as a photography artist despite the medium he works with, because he believes that the essence of photography as an art form lies in the story behind.
Angki’s works are strongly influenced by the places he visits, by objects he finds, and by his observations on how other people live in those places. This exhibition is a result of Angki’s artist residency programs in two places with very contrasting characteristics: in Tangkahan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, and in Tokyo, Japan. His month-long stay in Tangkahan was done in collaboration with Indonesian actor, Nicholas Saputra.
Through 2 documentary clip videos and 34 photographic works, Angki demonstrates his approach to various mediums by creating an installation constructed with videos, flags, banners, and lightboxes.