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HIGHLIGHT on Art Exhibition: Indonesia Senyum – 20 tahun Mice Berkarya (Indonesia Smiles – 20 years of Mice’s Work) exhibition invites audience to enjoys the work of Muhammad ‘Mice’ Misrad, an Indonesian cartoonist who portrays Indonesian plurality through his entertaining artistic strategy.
The exhibition was opened by Mr. Wimar Witoelar and presented by Octopus Gardenin cooperation with Mice Cartoon and National Gallery of Indonesia, this exhibition celebrates the artist achievement for his 20 years of consistent work on politics, urban, and lifestyle issues.
Starting from his early body of works, his most popular cartoons, and the most recent paintings are exhibited in this exhibition. With the aid of digital media, Mice’s work will also displayed in updated forms. This exhibition is open for public from July 21st – August 4th 2018 in National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta.
Reminds us to smile amidst the hustle bustle and complicated Indonesian people’s life at the moment. Through comic, profile cartoon, archive, game, and animation, this exhibition offers Indonesian style of humor which is a rare find in other media. Cartoon workshop, book launching, and gallery tour with curator should not be missed to complete this exhibition.
Muhammad “Mice” Misradborn and raised in Jakarta. His love for drawing started since elementary years and lead him to pursue his bachelor degree in art in Jakarta Institute of the Arts. He started his cartoonist career during college years by sending drawings to be published in magazines until he became a full time cartoonist in 2003 and featured in “Benny & Mice” column in Kompas Newspaper Sunday edition. Now, Mice has been a permanent cartoonist for Rakyat Merdeka daily newspaper and has published several books such as Indonesia 1998, Indonesia Banget, and United Colors of Indonesia among many others. Aside from drawing, Mice loves to watch soccer and a hardcore fan of “The Beatles”.
Octopus Garden is an Indonesian comic publisher founded in 2013. With its mission to develop Indonesia creator through ideation, design, and Indonesian characteristics, Octopus Garden continues to
Expand its business by covering merchandise production and other various printed items. Mice Cartoon, Komik Jakarta, and SemuaBisaMasak are few of its products.
Evelyn Huang is an Indonesian curator and lecturer who pursues knowledge as a neverending path for her life. She graduated from her MFA in Creative Entrepreneurship Jakarta Institute of Arts after she obtained her BFA in Visual Communication Design, University of PelitaHarapan and Master degree in Cultural Studies, University of Indonesia. Her latest project includesExi(s)t 2017 and Korea – Indonesia Media Installation Art Exhibition titled “Nomadic Traveler”. She is now involved in several young artist incubation program in Jakarta.
Yulian Ardhi was born in Semarang. He studied graphic design in Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, in Bandung, Indonesia, from 1995 to 2000. He then worked as an illustrator in Soccer tabloid, then moved to DESIGNLab to work as a graphic designer. He has been sent to work as a graphic design consultant in UNICEF Timor-Leste, in Dili, Timor-Leste. Now Yulian is working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. He is also teach art class in Gonzaga High School, Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2018, Yulian has become one of the finalists of 2018 GudangGaram Indonesia Art Award. His artworks have also been exhibited in multiple exhibitions in Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia.
Exhibition at a glance
National Gallery of Indonesia –D Building
Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 14 – Jakarta Pusat
Exhibition: July 21 – August 4, 2018
10.00 – 19.00 (Senin – Minggu)
Free and open for public everyday
Cartoon Workshop by Mice
Sunday, July29, 2018 / 14.00 – finish
Book Launshing “United Colors of Indonesia 2”
Saturday,Agustus 4, 2018 / 15.00 –finish
Gallery Tour with Curator
Sunday, July 22, 2018 / 11:00 – 12:00
Saturday, July 28, 2018 / 11.00 – 12.00
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 / 11.00 – 12.00