Art: “Portable,” “20+2 Years” and Frank Gehry Art Exhibitions

HOUSE OF ART. Nine Indonesian artists are set to interpret those essential fractions of life that so often go unnoticed. Their works will be exhibited in a “home” setting under Biasa Artspace’s roof

BIASA ArtSpace Portable Gallery View


Aiming to foster the burgeoning local art scene and deliver a different experience in enjoying art, Biasa Artspace (Jl. Raya Seminyak 34, Bali; +62 21 361 8475 766; emerges as an alternative space where art meets fashion and lifestyle. Located on the second floor of Biasa+, the space holds a new group exhibition titled “Portable” from November 13 to December 31. It features nine Indonesian artists, including Angki Purbandono, who is known for his scanography artworks, and Arya Pandjalu, who creatively employs paper for his striking installation. The word “portable” here apparently refers to the nature of the artwork—the lack of permanency and weight. Yet the greater theme highlights how each artist responds to the popular beliefs and social values of today, by focusing on smaller things that are often unnoticed yet essential in forming identities. It is worth noting that all of the artworks are curated under a “home” atmosphere, in which the artists are each designated a space to become comfortable in. So when visitors come, they will feel as if they are entering a stranger’s living space.



20+2 Years

This January, one of the most reputable galleries in Singapore, Arndt is entering its third year in Gillman Barracks. To celebrate its 1994 establishment in East Germany and its expansion into the Southeast Asian region two years ago, the founder Matthias Arndt will curate a special anniversary show called “20+2 Years” that features, among others, Indonesian artist Pramuhendra and Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. The exhibition is going to be held at Artspace@Helutrans (Tanjong Pagar, 39 Keppel Rd, Singapore).


Frank Gehry Exhibition

Fondation Louis Vuitton (8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Bois de Boulogne, Paris; +33 1 4069 9600; should be in your must-visit list whenever you are in Paris. However, now the need to visit is even stronger because up until March 16, it will be holding a special Frank Gehry exhibition to revisit his extraordinary architectural portfolio. Comprising a large-scale model that combines physical representation and digital modelling, the unique installations are spread across the building within an exhibition space that Gehry also designed himself as the principal architect.