Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Department, Jakarta Capital City Government, and Indonesian Contemporary Art (ICAD) presents, ‘Weaving the World’ by ICAD Collective as part of the Superdesign Show at Milan Design Week.
In times when dissimilarities and opposing natures have become more discernible, how do we stay together despite the ruptures caused by current events? Weaving, as the title implies, promises a vision of combining different aspects into a united entity – from intellectual ideas to their transcendence in the form of physical materials. The curators and artistic directors behind ‘Weaving the World’, Diana Nazir (Curator), Amanda Ariawan (Assistant Curator), and Andika Frestian (Artistic Director) view this attempt of unification, coexistence, and intersection through the act of weaving. Aspects that tend to stand apart from each other such as art and design, craft and technology, softness and hardness,slowness and speed, present themselves as one in an attractive space, which allows us to feel equilibrium amidst contrasts.
The exhibition features Indonesians who are at the forefront of the art and design world. Contemporary artist known for his immersive crochet installation Mangmoel makes its first appearance at the Milan Design Week, responding to the space of the show. Collaboration holds key to some of the works, including an art piece by visual artist Ayu Andiani and graphic designer Harry Purwanto, traditional craft-inspired speakers by home decor brands BaNa and TAGA, and Polkaa Goods woven baskets by interior designers Rina Renville & Nuantika. Material company VIRO also colludes in two installative projects with interior designers turned artists ITJUK and KEZIAKARIN. Taking fashion forward are designers and brands who never cease to explore with forms and materials; BYO by Tommy Ambiyo, Iyonono, KaIND, KAIT Handmade, Rinaldy Yunardi, RUEVERSE by Savira Lavinia, and Threadapeutic. Last but not least, furniture lines Djalin and Studio Hendro Hadinata each present compelling designs that embed the timeless charm of Indonesian craftsmanship in our contemporary lives.
Disparekraf truly appreciates all the ideas and efforts from Jakarta’s creative people to promote Jakarta’s creative and cultural works. Disparekraf fully supports the creation of a platform that caters to artists and designers, and to celebrate compelling artworks that carry an economic value for the city of Jakarta, (Andhika Permata, Head of Disparekraf DKI Jakarta Province).
The exhibition runs from 17 – 23 April 2023 at Superstudio Events, Via Tortona 27, Milano, Italy.
A press preview will take place in 2023 from 03.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m. on 17 April 2023.
The exhibition will be open to the general public from 11.00 a.m. to 09.00 p.m. on 18 – 22 April 2023, and from 11.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. on 23 April 2023.