Radio Tenthaus ep 134: Radio Momentum – How art came to you? by Angga Cipta from Gudskul
06/06/2022 20:00 – 23:00
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Throughout the curatorial process, we were very often inspired by artists, biennales, artworks and our colleagues. The idea of “How art came to you” was brought up by one of the curators, Helen. So we have been inviting artists or artist-run spaces to share their stories of the moment when art became significant in our lives.
“How art came to you” is a collection of stories shared by artists and artist-run spaces around the world. They shared the moments when art first knocked on their doors and left an indelible mark on their lives. From chance encounters to life-changing events, these personal narratives explore why art became such a vital part of their existence. These stories celebrate the transformative power of art and discover the genuine, unfiltered stories behind the art that’s touched their souls.
In today’s episode, we would like to share a story shared by Angga Cipta from Gudskul.
I was very touched that they were all so willing to share their intimate moment with me, as well as acknowledge how far they have made it since the moment when they were touched by art at an earlier age. I invite you to think about how art came into your life, after listening to these stories. I believe that this can be a good starting point to prepare yourself before visiting Momentum 12.
Angga Cipta (born in 1988 in Jakarta). Acip graduate from visual art pedagogic, State Univesity of Jakarta. Acip creates illustrations, found objects, mixed media artworks, and installations. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle-class values, he focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting. His works demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tell a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, he often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. His works are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role.
Radio Momentum is a platform open to artists participating in MOMENTUM 12. It provides a bridge to a wider program of exhibitions, sound works, research, workshops, audio tours, interviews, discussions, and events.