From September 7 to October 22, 2016
September 7, 2016 at 6pm
The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar
ISSUE ISME originated as an idea from the merging of the words ISSUE/es and ISM/ism and is interpreted as social self-awareness. ISSUE/es exist as events that occur (or not) concerning the economic, social, political, legal, and catastrophic. The ISSUE is so often the result of the rumors, rumblings, and gossip of a few to the masses. Through a menagerie of imagery and iconography, the artists reflect a mirror-like vision of some darker truths, or mistruths that exist within all of us.
This exhibit is curated by Melanie McClintock—fashion designer, educator, artist and curator—who previously collaborated with the artists on a two-year project, Indoartamiks, in Bayat, Indonesia, to inspire innovation in traditional crafts through graffiti.
Tri Nur Efendi, aka Vendy Methodos, was born in Bantul, Yogyakarta, and is a prolific street artist who lives and works by his strong beliefs. His works are vibrant, graphic and arguably
The issues he raises in relation to social problems that occur in Indonesia, such as the country’s politics, bureaucratic hypocrisy and social inequalities, are perceived and interpreted through his unique symbolism. The public arena becomes a source of inspiration in every narrative of his artwork. He further translates his street activism into original fine art pieces, including traditional and modern batik techniques on fabric and limited
silk screened prints on paper and canvas
Ismu Ismoyo, from Wonosari, Yogyakarta, is a fine artist, graffiti artist, organizer, activist and high school art teacher. He has developed two influential projects: Kukomikan, a community street mural project, and the art space, It’s Our Home where
he holds events, workshops and exhibitions for the street
Ismu Ismoyo completed his art degree at the State University of Yogyakarta in 2007 and has been hitting the streets since 2001 with his dark, comical, text-ridden visual commentaries on social and political agendas.
Melanie McClintock is an artist, designer, and educator inspired by the mysteries of color. Her concepts explore the ideas of time, worthiness, and sense of place. She received an MFA in Color and Materials Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan; and a BFA in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
While running the Brooklyn-based boutique and gallery, Ai-Ai Gasa (2006-08), she curated bi-monthly shows for local artists including Alex Soto, Bailey Saliwanchik, and Eun-ha Paek.
In 2012, she spearheaded a social art program in Indonesia where she curated six exhibitions of student work in galleries throughout Java over two years.
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