TOYS "S" US Agus Suwage
Nov 6th - Nov 30th 2004
Solo Exhibition by Agus Suwage
Gaya Fusion of Senses, the leading contemporary art space in Bali, will host a solo exhibition by Agus Suwage entitled TOYS ?S? US. The opening will be held on Saturday November 6th 2004 7 pm. The show will run until the end of November 2004.
The art project of ?TOYS ?S? US (toys as us) is inspired by Suwage?s conversation with one of his friends, a Japanese artist who incidentally often creates works based on children?s Toys. Suwage, who is also interested in the children?s traditional games and toys of Indonesia, is reminded of his childhood-the past that gave him the feeling of security and happiness. The conversation turned into discussion and finally triggered his awareness about how the ways the children play, and their playthings, in many cultures of the world are similar to each other. Children wherever they are, seem to share similar joy, sadness and balances. Suwage is certain that traditional children games, just like folklores, have been interacting with each other, from one culture to another. As we respond to the current situation of the world, amid tensions arising from the culture differences and the shadowing of potential clashes of civilizations, we can actually find a situation of the point zero in children?s games and toys (of the world). Suwage then start to imagine?..