Ardi Gunawan

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Ardi Gunawan
“Relocation For An Occasion #3”
In collaboration with: Wukir Suryadi
Artworks Contributor: Agan Harahap, Bob Sick, Nindityo Adipurnomo, Yustoni Volunteero, Eddi Prabandono, Ibrahim, Agung Kurniawan, Titin Widiasih, etc.

Art work has a different value, even greater than other objects even though they are made from the same material. This is because of the symbolic value contained within each art work. This symbolic value is accumulated little by little – by artists, curators, art critics – and each production process that the work goes through. Production processes for art works also include material processing, which always leaves behind waste, or even “rubbish”. Does this “rubbish” retain a value, symbolic or material, that can be utilised? In this work, ArdiGunawan collects art works from artists’ studios in Yogyakarta, and seeks potential new value in things that are no longer considered valuable.

Ardi Gunawan is a multi-disciplinary artist and teacher. He studied visual art at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Throughout his practice, he develops projects that are process-driven/performative and exhibits sculptural and architectural works that are explored through a series of rehearsals of scores, tasks, and a list of actions. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. He lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia.