UNS – Students of the Fine Arts Education Study Program (PSR) of the Teacher Training and Education Faculty (FKIP) Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta held the 13th Art Educare International Fine Arts Exhibition (AEC). With the theme “Reconnect”, this exhibition was held at the Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah (TBJT) for four days, Wednesday (24/05/2023) to Saturday (27/05/2023).
The 13th Art Educare International Fine Arts Exhibition was inaugurated directly by the Dean of FKIP UNS, Dr. Mardiyana, M.Sc. accompanied by the Head of the Fine Arts Education Study Program FKIP UNS, Dr. Adam Wahida, S.Pd., M.Sn on Wednesday (24/05/2023).
In his remarks Dr. Mardiyana also expressed his appreciation for holding the 13th Art Educare exhibition. He said that an event like this could also be a vehicle for friendship, for communication and building networks between artists.
“Hopefully the PSR FKIP UNS Study Program can continue to produce quality works. Fine art has a very proud potential. With this activity, we hope to awaken the younger generations so that they can enjoy the profession of fine art. On behalf of the faculty, we would like to thank the committee for facilitating the organization of this activity so that the exhibition could run smoothly. I would also like to thank colleagues from abroad who have agreed to meet and greet at this exhibition. Hopefully, from this activity, cooperation will be formed between Indonesian art and foreign art,” Dr. Mardiyana continued.
Meanwhile, Reconnect as the theme for the 13th Art Educare exhibition this year refers to the desire to continue to strengthen and expand the collectivity-based art movement. This theme is also a sign of efforts to re-establish interpersonal communication and collaboration within the UNS internal campus, as well as communities that have been involved in the Art Educare event as well as wanting to invite more participants who have not been connected to any art practice in Art Educare. This activity is expected to be an entry point for student interaction patterns and also for the community outside the campus through artistic activities.
Afdan Yusron Nawawi as the head of the exhibition committee said that this time Art Educare brought well-known sources from within the country and abroad to hold public lectures and artist talks. “In our public lecture activities we will present an artist from within the country Heri Dono which will take place in front of the Galeri Seni Rupa of Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah openly starting at 10.00,” Afdan Yusron Nawawi continued.
“Heri Dono was the first Indonesian artist who succeeded in breaking into the global art scene in the early 1990s and we also brought in several artists from abroad as Artist Talks, namely Dr. Rosli Zakaria from UITM Malaysia and Melissa Abuga A from the Philippines,” Afdan Yusron Nawawi added.
In addition to bringing in source persons, a series of other events took place during the exhibition, such as the opening theatrical performance from the Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) Surakarta and musical performances from students, lecturers, and alumni of art education including the “The Dozer” Band, the “Bledek” Band, and the “Sekutu Dansa” Band on Wednesday (24/05/2023). Live painting performance, Talk Artist Melissa Abuga-A (Filipino artist) and Dr. Rosli Zakaria (Malaysia), lectures with Pak Heri Dono would be on Thursday (25/05/2023). Open gallery on Friday (26/05/2023). Performing art by Fine Arts Education students, UNY Band music performances “The Wirox” and “The Provocateur”, band music performances from ISI “Goon”, performances from REALITA Band, and also band appearances from Fine Arts Education alumni as guest stars’ GODRES GEDTIH’ on Saturday (27/05/2023).
“I hope that by holding the 13th Art Educare International Fine Arts Exhibition this time, it can build communication and collaboration and become an entry point for patterns of interaction between students and also the community outside the campus through artistic activities. I also thank all parties who always provide support for the continuation of Art Educare,” Afdan Yusron Nawawi concluded. Humas UNS
Reporter: Lina Khoirun Nisa