Tidak Lulus Sensor 05By TOTON
Embroidery, C-print on photo paper, embroidery on silk organza
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 42cm (H) x 33cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 16.5" (H) x 13" (W) x 1.2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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Framed size: 52 x 43 x 3 cm
Unframed size: 42 x 33 x 0.3 cm
Total of 10 unique editions + 2AP
[Excerpt from curatorial essay written by Tan Siu Li for the exhibition "Baroque Archipelago" at Mizuma Gallery, January 2021]
TOTON’s work seeks to “question, express, and at the same time celebrate all the differences in Indonesian cultures and ideals”, translating the beauty of the archipelago’s rich traditions into contemporary designs while also commenting on the contradictions and tensions in Indonesian society. Some of his recent collections examine the current climate in Indonesia, where notions of female sexuality and public identities are shifting towards a regulated conservatism, in contrast to ‘traditional’ values or the ‘past’ where attitudes were relatively more liberal. In TOTON’s vignettes, flowers have been overlaid on parts of the women’s bodies in what may be seen as a delicate, aesthetic act of veiling or ‘censorship’, the imposition of relatively recent or modern (imported) codes of decorum. At the same time, it can also be seen as an act of ‘re-wilding’ and hence reclaiming the beauty and sensuality of these women who were photographed.
Based in: Jakarta, Indonesia
Founded in 2012 by Toton Januar and Haryo Balitar, TOTON is a contemporary womenswear label that explores Indonesia’s natural beauty and diverse culture with modern reinterpretations, celebrating heritage while deconstructing traditions for a new approach. The label draws on artisanal techniques traditionally used for folk and ceremonial costumes, rethinking and …
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