Art What!: Ataraxia – Keep Calm and Keep Going by MayinArt
Reading Nature’s Sign # by Sri Pramono
Online art platform MayinArt presents ‘Ataraxia’, a multi-dimensional exhibition showcasing 65 impressive artworks by established South East Asian artists. The physical exhibition will be held at the Jogja Gallery from 28th October to 7th November 2020, featuring the works of 32 prominent Indonesian artists including Nasirun, Sri Pramono, Irwanto Lentho, Januri, AT. Sitompul, Irwan Sukendra, Sriyadi Srinthil, Fery Eka Chandra and Uswarman. Audiences globally will be able to experience the exhibition through the 3D virtual gallery feature on MayinArt’s website.
“We are excited to offer the latest works of our artists on our new platform. This event will also be a good upturn for our Indonesian artists, giving them new hope and energy after months of suffering from the impact of COVID-19. At the same time, our platform will enable art collectors and buyers to experience art exhibitions virtually like never before. At MayinArt, we support the Indonesian art community and hope to provide the encouragement for artists to continue living their passion even through this crisis,” said Mr Krish Datta, founder of MayinArt.
MayinArt has also put up a parallel virtual 3D show of “Ataraxia’ on their online platform. Art aficionados and collectors can choose to view the works here at their own time and pace. The virtual exhibit aims to provide an additional venue for artists to showcase their works, quelling the physical limitations that are currently imposed due to the pandemic, with the featured artists including Irwan Sukendra, Irwanto Lentho, Sri Pramono and Januri.
“We believe that the best creative works often come out of a crisis, and the Indonesian masterpieces will be a feast for the eyes for art collectors in Indonesia and the rest of the world. We hope to shine the spotlight on these artists and give them global exposure with our virtual exhibition. This event is organized to create accessibility to the exemplary works of Indonesian artists to art aficionados from across the globe, while supporting the Indonesian art community,” Mr Krish added.
With COVID-19 regulations in place, in lieu of a traditional reception, MayinArt is excited to greet its guests through an online event, live from the exhibition venue at Jogjakarta on the 28th of October. The hybrid event that is planned will include a live painting session by our artist Sri Pramono, talks by a few key artists, followed by panel discussions involving artists, art collectors and advisors via zoom; and the entire event will be broadcast online on social media platforms. ‘Ataraxia’ means a sense of balance and calm, especially in times of crisis. Through this event, MayinArt aspires to provide support and hope to our artists, to overcome this period of uncertainty and also looks forward to offering art as a direct path to Ataraxia to our valued art collectors.
Ataraxia: Keep Calm and Keep Going runs at the Jogja Gallery from 28th October to 7th November 2020, and on MayInArt’s website here