Best regards for everyone.
If 2 years ago, the Dies Natalis on campus was carried out with very strict calculations, then today we can carry out this activity more freely. In the past, when working on exhibitions, there were various limitations, and even visitors had to be selected. Now everything feels easier. A number of technical work during the preparation of this exhibition can also be done in a matter of weeks or days. Especially now that the digital world makes it possible to do it all. Finally, the hybrid exhibition can be implemented properly.
This exhibition is carried out physically in the exhibition space, namely at the RJ Katamsi Gallery, and outdoor around the Faculty of Fine Arts, where we carry out teaching and learning activities. In addition, there is also a virtual exhibition with the "360" method to be held post-opening. We do all of this in order to serve as a lesson for students and the public: learn to do variations of exhibition model.
More than 250 works are presented in this exhibition. Of course, the existence of the works in this exhibition may not only be useful for the ISI Yogyakarta campus. This exhibition is also part of other campuses and countries, outside of ISI Yogyakarta. Many partners and campus networks and international artists are involved in this exhibition, the main purpose of which is to jointly celebrate change after the Covid 19 pandemic hit us. We think of this exhibition as an effort to do "recovery" together after going through these tough times.
For that we need a creative way to implement it. We believe that with this exhibition, the creativity of artists, designers, crafters and other creators can serve an important role for the public, including to mark the critical times that have passed.
Therefore, we have to believe, in us there are two mental powers associated with imagination, namely imaging and creativity. Its existence is fundamental for life balance. Imaging—as many experts have explicated—is the production of images such as the experiences of a number of senses from each of our individual's mind. Creativity tends to be related with the production of original products, ideas that are accumulated from insights, discovery, and problem solving.
On the other hand, art functions to identify various attempts to (re)create something and get around the available possibilities. This effort is initiated in order to transform the quality of life to be more in line with the highest and deepest aspirations of the human mind. Art in a narrow sense refers to the creative play of cultivating forms and imaginations. In a broader sense, art is multifunctional.
Against this backdrop, art plays an increasingly important role, especially when we are faced with many problems. As we are undergoing the Covid-19 pandemic—for almost 3 years now—various questions have been raised. Most questions revolve around the problem of the self and the existence of art in the act of saving, healing and sustaining human life (as well as the nature). What is the role of art in our efforts to heal during the post-pandemic era?
Through this exhibition “RECOVERY: Art for A Better Life”, art is like a creative medium to carry out its role as problem solver. Art as a medium of catharsis. Art as a fusion of imagination and reality, as a recreational moment and a re-creation effort. The experience of surviving in pandemic conditions also give us meaning about the value of unity in living the art of life. Hundreds of artworks sent by creative minds from several countries attest to the fact that this exhibition is beyond boundaries. Boundaries between the virtual and the real, the conventional and the unconventional, including the border between one country and another, are fused. Let us believe, art and creativity can unite us.
In this way, the 38th Dies Natalis exhibition has a function not only as a medium for showing works, but also as a common means to show the signs of the times. Throughout the age of higher education in the arts in Indonesia, which began in the 1950s, art has become an inseparable part of life in society. If during the Indonesian revolution, art became a medium for the transformation of this republic's independence, now in contemporary times, art has become a medium with a variety of purposes. This is the service of creativity of an artist who doesn't just work for themselves. The artists with various works presented in this exhibition also continue to echo social, cultural, economic issues, as well as a very important issue, namely the issue of humanity.
We, the curator team, certainly cannot work alone. The role of artists, both alumni and non-alumni, students whose works were selected, colleagues from within and outside the country, the committee team who have worked hard, and lecturers who continue to actively empower themselves are the keys to the success of this exhibition. Through art, we need to be more aware that the recovery period should not be missed. Let's welcome the Covid 19 pandemic recovery period as a creative period with a special meaning. Giving art as a gift to those who have left us or experienced problems and encourage those who have made it through.
Art longa vitas brevis. ++
Dr. Mikke Susanto, S.Sn.,M.A.
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Peace upon us.
First and foremost, I would like to praise and thank God, the almighty who has granted the grace so we were able to prepare and hold the celebration of Indonesia Institute of The Arts Yogyakarta’s 38th Dies Natalis.
Faculty of Visual Arts holds the celebration annually. This year we organize this celebration on an international scale. The ISI Yogyakarta’s Dies Natalis commemoration take into consideration about current pandemic situations and conditions. In 2022, we bring the theme “Recovery: Art for A Better Life” and we hope that art can contribute not only to the artist and the academic community but also to the society at large.
In addition to internal participation from lecturers, students and alumni of the Faculty of Visual Art ISI Yogyakarta, we also collaborate with domestic and international artists. These include: ISI Denpasar, ISI Surakarta, ISI Padang Panjang, ISBI Bandung, Surakarta State University Eleven March, Jakarta Arts Institute, Wilwatikta College of Arts Surabaya, Telkom University Bandung, Thailand Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Ezsterhazy Karoly Catholic University Eger Hungary, as well as artists from Madagascar, South Korea and Thailand. This exhibition showcases about 161 artworks from internal artist including 19 outdoor displays, 23 artworks from other Indonesian universities, and also 60 artworks from foreign partners, with a total of 244 works.
The many cooperations that we carry out is aimed to realizing the big theme that we have prepared in increasing synergy, performance and collaboration. These activities include artwoks exhibition and workshop of design thinking.
Thank you to all who have trusted us and participate in the success of ISI Yogyakarta’s 38th Dies Natalis. Especially to our Rector who has entrusted The Faculty of Visual Arts to organized of Dies Natalis Artworks Exhibition in 2022.
Wassalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
Peace Upon Us
Om Santi Santi Santi Om
Lutse Lambert Daniel Morin, S.Sn., M.Sn.
Chief Executive of the Visual Arts Exhibition
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Best wishes for all of us,
To whom I respect,
1.The minister/head of the tourism and creative economy agency, Mr. Dr. Sandiaga Uno
2.The Chancellor of ISI Yogyakarta, Mr. Prof. Dr. M. Agus Burhan
4.Head of UPT within ISI Yogyakarta
5.Director of Postgraduate ISI Yogyakarta
6.The Deans and their staff in ISI Yogyakarta.
Praise and gratitude as we pray to the God Almighty, because with His permission the Visual Art Exhibition entitled Recovery: Art for a better life can be well held.
This exhibition is a series of activities for the 38th ISI Yogyakarta Anniversary which this year carries the theme "THE EXCELLENCE OF ART IN LIFE RECOVERY". Not only as a commemoration, this activity is also carried out by taking into account the current situation and conditions... where we are in the process of transitioning from pandemic to endemic.
The commemoration of the ISI Yogyakarta Anniversary which is held by the ISI Yogyakarta Faculty of Visual Arts is an annual activity, but this time is carried out on an international scale. In 2022, with the theme “Recovery: Art for A Better Life”, it is hoped that art can contribute, not only to artists and the academic community but also to society at large, thus providing energy and vitality after being hit by this pandemic.
In addition to internal participation, namely lecturers, students, and alumni of the Faculty of Visual Arts, ISI Yogyakarta, we also collaborate with partners from within and outside the country to enliven this activity. These include: ISI Denpasar, ISI Padang Panjang, ISBI Bandung, IKJ, UNS, ISI Surakarta, STKW Surabaya, Telkom University Bandung, Thailand Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Ezsterhazy Karoly Catholic University Eger Hungary, as well as artists from Madagascar, South Korea, and Thailand. Internal works from internal participants of ISI Yogyakarta amounted to approximately 161 works with 19 works displayed outdoors, works from other university partners totalled 23 works, and works from foreign partners totalled 60 works, with a total of 244 works.
The exhibition also displays the results of the Design Thinking workshop, the result of a collaboration between FSR ISI Yogyakarta and Hochschule Hannover Germany.
We also need to convey that in this 38th ISI Yogyakarta Anniversary Commemoration there are a series of events including the National Seminar, the ISI Yogyakarta FSMR Exhibition, the 2022 ROA Fashion Show, Nyawiji Makarti from FSP which is a collaborative work of the FSP study programs and other supporting events.
Allow me to take this opportunity to express my highest gratitude and appreciation to the FSR international exhibition committee for their outpouring of energy, time, and thoughts so that this event can be carried out properly. I do not forget to thank the leadership of the Faculty of Visual Arts, ISI Yogyakarta and the Head of UPT Galeri Katamsi ISI Yogyakarta, and ARTV who have provided support for this event. Hopefully the exhibition can provide new energy and benefits for the ISI Yogyakarta academic community in particular and the wider community in general.
Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
om santi santi santi om.
Martino Dwi Nugroho, MA.
Chairman of the 38th DIES NATALIS ISI Yogyakarta
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Peace upon us,
The 38th Dies Natalis of ISI Yogyakarta in 2022 is a privilege as well as a challenge when the pandemic begins to abate. As the effect of pandemic in 2020, there has been a change in culture from offline to online. Such changes have made people very active in using digital communication media. This is seen as an effort to the current development of the times. The community is required to be creative in utilizing the various platforms that are available. In this case, the artist and art activists are no exception. One example is the proliferation of electronic visual art, which are held online through Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and have inspired the world of arts.
In the endemic era, art has a role in life. Art can provide support and empowerment to speed up the recovery process. Art is an individual’s memory of freedom, while artistic practice is a medium to seek and get that freedom. Moreover, art is a source of consolation for sorrow in a world that is constantly undergoing change. By doing artistic activities, every person can share with each other and have a closer bond. Such passion for art does not detract from the essence of the theme of the 38th Dies Natalis of ISI Yogyakarta, “Recovery: Art for A Better Life”.
The entire academic community of the Faculty of Visual Arts continues to provide encouragement in effort to be creative and work, especially by utilizing the technology that has been provided. This activity is expected to involve people from various circle, as well as to make ISI Yogyakarta, in general, an institution that is able to be loved by the community.
The support of each study program through the participation of the lecturers, students, and alumni in this activity is a means to appreciate and provide mutual support one another. On this occasion, I, as a Dean of The Faculty of Visual Arts ISI Yogyakarta, would like to thank the committee for preparing this art exhibition. May God Almighty provide convenience and satisfaction in the success of 38th Dies Natalis of ISI Yogyakarta.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Peace upon us,
Om santi santi santi om,
Dr. Timbul Raharjo, M.Hum.
Dean of Faculty of Visual Arts ISI Yogyakarta