A Solo Exhibition by Melissa Sunjaya
Please join us for opening of Bio Fantasy: A Tribute To Chairil Anwar a solo exhibition
by Melissa Sunjaya
Saturday, 13 August 2016
19.00 to 21.00
at Salihara Gallery
in Komunitas Salihara
Jalan Salihara 16, South Jakarta 12520
14 – 28 August 2016
Monday – Saturday at 11.00 – 20.00
Sunday at 11.00 – 15.00
Curratorial by M.S
Bio Fantasy by Melissa Sunjaya, is dedicated to honouring Charil Anwar, a literary maestro who gave birth to a new paradigm in Indonesian language and pioneered “Angkatan 45” (Indonesia’s art and literary movement during Indonesia’s post independence era).
Bio Fantasy presents: the complete poetry by Chairil Anwar with 75 accompanying abstract artworks and fiction by Melissa Sunjaya. Hand-lettered excerpts of Chairil Anwar’s poetry, which are secretly embedded in these work of art, can only be viewed with the provided red film lens. Active interactions of the audience, who viewed the Bio Fantasy artworks with the provided red film lens, unveils another form of live installation about ‘sense poetry’.