The works on this exhibition by Indonesian artists, Bulan Fi Sabilliah and Fitri DK, touch upon the Indonesian New Order’s legacy of the primacy of prescribed magnificence beliefs and girls’s home and reproductive roles over public and political roles. The artists’ playful photographs expose societal norms and provide alternate options to understanding ladies’s place in society that defy the restrictions of domesticity and wonder beliefs and spotlight the empowering and agentic potential of girls’s solidarity and organising towards patriarchal norms. The artists use print-making methods as a reference to the medium’s position within the dissemination of data towards the New Order regime and into Reformasi to advocate for social justice.
Fitri DK, makes use of graphic artwork methods akin to woodcut and etching to critique and provoke dialogue on social and environmental points. Fitri is dedicated to elevating ladies’s points by artwork and music. Fitri is lives and works within the South of Yogyakarta, Indonesia and is an lively member of the SURVIVE!Storage group, Taring Padi artwork collective. Fitri can be lead vocalist of the band Dendang Kampungan. Over the previous decade, Fitri has exhibited in Australia, Europe and america, in addition to all through the Indonesian archipelago. Instagram: fitridk
My works document many memorable or necessary occasions in my life. This physique of labor is impressed by the Girls’s March, a political motion that I participated in 2019 in Yogyakarta. The Girls’s March was organised to have a good time Worldwide Girls’s Day. This worldwide motion of solidarity, held in cities all internationally, attracts on world challenges and encourages social, cultural, authorized, and financial modifications on the native ranges so that ladies’s rights are acknowledged, fulfilled, and guarded.
The Girls’s March in Yogyakarta in 2019 highlighted the continuing native problems with violence towards LGBTQI teams, safety of home staff and migrant staff, little one marriage, relationship violence, and safety of intercourse staff. I hope that by my artworks, I can unfold the message to the world that gender rights are an important a part of human rights.
Bulan Fi Sabilillah
Bulan Fi Sabilillah is a visible artist residing within the South of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Bulan works with the medium of print and etching to debate social points. Her considerations are predominately about difficult magnificence beliefs imposed by a patriarchal society and imposed on younger ladies by social media. Her messages are of physique positivity and acceptance. Bulan is a current graduate of ISI, the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta. Instagram: Bulalalan
Commentary on folks’s our bodies – notably ladies’s our bodies – is a part of on a regular basis life in Indonesia. For instance, once you meet a good friend on the street, usually the very first thing they may remark is your bodily look; your weight and the color of your pores and skin. Digital media usually reinforces this on a regular basis follow to remark and make comparisons on folks’s appearances. Usually folks don’t perceive the impression this seemingly meaningless ‘banter’ has on folks’s vanity.
My faith teaches ladies that they have to cowl their aurat – their our bodies. Nonetheless, males aren’t required to alter in any respect. This results in unjust outcomes. In circumstances of sexual violence, usually society and the media contemplate the girl to be accountable as a result of she wasn’t protecting her physique and turns into re-victimised, as a sufferer of stigma.
All of those experiences, each private and from society at giant, kind the idea of this sequence. As a younger girl residing in Indonesia, I need to share my interpretation of what optimistic physique picture means, and supply a perspective on why ladies ought to really feel physique assured with out being compelled to cowl it or examine to others, or be discriminated towards.