Thursday, September 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Accessible in person in DeMeester Recital Hall on the YCP campus by YCP students, faculty, and staff only.
Friday, September 17 | 5–9 p.m.
Marketview Arts, Gallery Hall
Entang Wiharso has a multi-disciplinary practice and speaks with urgency through any cogent channel that fits his immediate need, be it painting, sculpture, video, installation or performance. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, he is widely regarded for his unique depictions of contemporary life that employ a dramatic visual language, creating artworks that exist in relation to the mythologies of a centuries-old animist past and the high-speed, hyper-connected lifestyle of the 21st century. Maintaining studios in both Indonesia and the US, his life and immediate family are bicultural, biracial and the inheritors of diverse religious and spiritual legacies. Recent work focuses on the duality of cultures and experiences in his two homelands, building on ideas that connect spirituality and transcendence with national narratives about progress and destiny through a sustained exploration of landscape and geopolitical structures.
The exhibition title, A Thousand Kilometers, refers to the construction of the Daendels Road in Indonesia during the Dutch occupation and how this history has been retold to suit the needs of the teller. The exhibition addresses the dangers and consequences of altered facts and how often the difference between the truth and lies is just an illusion to create comfort.
This exhibition is on view both in downtown York at Marketview Arts
and in the Brossman Gallery and Cora Miller Gallery in Wolf Hall on the College's main campus.
About the Artist:
Wiharso has had more than 45 solo exhibitions including at Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok; Marc Straus, New York, NY; Mizuma Gallery, Singapore; ARNDT, Berlin/Singapore; Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore; Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece; Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo; Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta; and Can’s Gallery, Jakarta;. Wiharso has participated in biennial exhibitions including Kunming Biennale (2018-19); Prospect.3 New Oreans (2014-15), Venice Biennale (2005, 2013), Prague Biennale 6 (2013), 1st Nanjing Biennale (2010) among others, as well as in international group exhibitions at institutions including National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; Jeonbuk Museum, Korea; Museum MACAN, Jakarta; Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore; Museum of Modern Art, Gunma; Hilger Brotkunsthalle, Vienna; Singapore Art Museum; Singapore; Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta; Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; and Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY.