ART JOG 2013: Maritime Culture


Front Face Taman Budaya Yogyakarta while ART JOG 13 held

The biggest annual art fair in Jogjakarta held from July, 6th till 20th in Taman Budaya Yogyakarta. For this year “Maritime Culture” has been chosen as theme due the Indonesia has long period of history related to the maritime culture it self. Like the previous year, the look of the building also decorated related with the theme that has been chosen. For this time, the look of the building decorated with 360 flatten barrels which represented as hull. There were 158 artwork from 115 artist who participating in this event. The artwork consists of 58 painting, 24 installation works, 9 videos, 9 sculpture, 2 kinetic artwork, and the rest is photographic works.
There were 3 best artwork from best young artist that has been chosen. With no order, this were the artwork.


Noah’s Ark by Theresia Agustina Sitompul

The title of this artwork was “Noah’s Ark” by Theresia Agustina Sitompul. It made use concrete steel and aluminium. She was one of the best young artist in this event. As your info, one of the criteria who could become young artist was the age below 33. And the second one artwork has a title “Megaptera Novalevitae Series” by Michael Binuko Sri Herawan. Thw art work made by ballpoint on paper, resin, and etchings.


Megaptera Novalevitae Series by Michael Binuko Sri Herawan

The last but not lease was “Behind Territory Lines(Conflict And Agreement)” by Hary Prasetyo made by mixed media on cad tracing paper. This artwork told about how was Indonesia look from its territory. Indonesia had a large coast line than other country. As country consist of many islands, Indonesia has a big glory in history on Majapahit’s era and Srivijaya’s era. It could happen because Indonesia had very strong maritime power but today, Indonesia wasn’t as strong as those era especially on maritime culture.


Behind Territory Lines(Conflict And Agreement) by Hary Prasetyo

Beside those artwort, there was flipped VW Beetle made from wood that transform to an boat. The title was “Pesisir” or “Coast” in english by Eddi Prabandono. The VW Beetle had give boat motor on behind so it looked like half flipped VW Beetle and half of boat.


Pesisir by Eddi Prabandono

Finding Lunang” by Iwan Effendi feat Papermoon Puppet Theatre  which located in front of Taman Budaya Yogyakarta building had an unique artwork. It had form like merry-go-round which there were several hand-made wood dolls turn around on it. The Papermoon Puppet also will held a perform on July, 13th and 14th 2013 in the same place.

Finding Lunang by Iwan Effendi feat Papermoon Puppet Theatre

Finding Lunang by Iwan Effendi feat Papermoon Puppet Theatre

I also had chose the best artwork among all. For me, the best artwork was duo flying ship which had very great detail. There was a big city above the ship. From the title, I can guess that the artist imagine if there were no sea in earth so people create and flying ship. They also built a city above the ship. The artwork called “World Without Sea” by Yudi Sulistyo. It made by paper, iron pipe, pvc pipe, wood, found object, and paint.


World Without Sea by Yudi Sulistyo

There were many other artwork that you could see. Better if you come to visit this event so you can appreciate all of the artwork.


Mocca has Come to Town

Mocca, the band originally from Bandung that decided to vacuum since the vocalist move to United State has come to Yogyakarta. Arina, the vocalist spent for 3 months in Indonesia and the band has some concert plan in some city in Indonesia include Yogyakarta. Since they already decide to vacuum and only held a concert when Arina come to Indonesia, I think the concert would be really worth. Took a VIP seat even though on the last row but still have a clear view to see Mocca perform. This was my first time to see their show. The show held on May,19th in Taman Budaya Yogyakarta.


The ticket already on hand

After some opening ceremony and opening perform, finally this was it. “Telephone” has become the opening song. Some song “I Love You Anyway”, “You Don’t Even Know Me”, “Dear Diary”, even the song in Bahasa “Hanya Satu”. Arina also invited the audience to join her sang in “Do What You Wanna Do”. Arina said if they wanted to play 33 song but I didn’t really count how much song they have played then the last song “Me and My Boy Friend”


and Mocca Concert begin

The show has finish but wait, I saw some personnel came back to the stage and also Arina. They came back to play about 4-5 song. I couldn’t remember it well but I could see Mocca closer because the audience  advance toward the stage. Some audience invited by Arina to dance with her. That was an amazing show.

closer with Arina as vocalist after they decided to play more song