Group exhibition: IN THE FACE OF CHANGE
After the slow pace of the past several months, Readytex Art Gallery and
her affiliated artists, are ready and eager to present a special new exhibition
in the gallery. Particularly now, when the gripping crisis worldwide, but also
in our own country specifically, provides a rich source of inspiration for creativity
and expression. For the upcoming group exhibition IN THE FACE OF CHANGE our artists have created works in which they
show if and how, the current situation has affected their lives and the world
around them. Due to the COVID-19 measures, we will not be hosting an opening
reception, but starting from Friday November 6th, guests are welcome
to visit the exhibition.
IN THE FACE OF CHANGE, the broader discussion about the effects of, and the reaction to change,
has never been as relevant as it is now. That the COVID-19 pandemic has
resulted in drastic changes for practically everyone, cannot be disputed. But
the world seems to be upside down in other areas as well. And our own country
is also going through significant changes politically, socially and
economically. In times of crisis the role of art and artists becomes increasingly
important. Art is after all, an expressive outlet and a potential trigger for dialogue.
Because either directly or indirectly, obviously or subtly, art is often also a
reflection of the unspoken opinion or the simmering frustration of an entire
In the diverse collection presented at this exhibition, it is
particularly interesting to see how each individual artist deals with the subject
matter. While some choose to reflect on the more visual aspects of the COVID-19
pandemic, others focus mainly on the social and the emotional effects. The
difficult situation in our country, which is further exacerbated by the Corona
crisis, is also touched upon in the collection. And then there are also artists
who have decided not to let the crisis influence their artistic productions.
Because indeed, in the face of change everyone reacts in his or her own manner.
The participating artists are Reinier Asmoredjo, Kenneth Flijders, Shaundell
Horton, Sri Irodikromo, Rinaldo Klas, John Lie A Fo, Kurt Nahar, Sunil Puljhun,
Dhiradj Ramsamoedj, Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi, Roddney Tjon Poen Gie, René Tosari,
Wilgo Vijfhoven and Hanka Wolterstorff. And furthermore, the family of Soeki
Irodikromo, whose recent passing was a deeply poignant event for them, for us,
and for many others in 2020, has also loaned two of the artist’s new,
never-before-shown works for the exhibition.
We kindly invite you to visit IN
THE FACE OF CHANGE at Readytex Art Gallery. The exhibition is on display
from Friday November 6th until Saturday November the 28th,
during the regular opening hours of the gallery: Monday - Friday from 8:00 am –
4:30 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. For your safety as well as
ours, Readytex Art Gallery observes the necessary COVID-19 measures.