12.23.2012

Finding Stillness: the Opening

 
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Dito's solo exhibition, Finding Stillness, was prepared for many months and was the reason of my routine trip back and forth to Jakarta this year. 

Last week, I spent 8 days in Jakarta (with a bonus trip to Bandung with Budi) to prepare the opening reception. There were daily dramas of witnessing a lady's failed attempt to commit suicide, stolen laptop and left handphone, flooded gallery, and many more (just normal stuff that could hapen in Jakarta, you see..). But then again, the opening went smoothly and warmly. 

The week was a happy one, a yummy one, and full of love. Between the tight schedule of media tour, preparation, displaying, and eating out (yes, eating out is Dito's other job as a culinary reporter, so, it's on the schedule); we still manage to meet some friends, book shopping, and visit some exhibitions at the city. My bestie, Wid, was there along the week to support Dito while taking all these pretty snapshots and some privately-kept embarrassing pictures. Two days before the opening, I got a rare chance to write the wall text for Dito's exhibition (yay! my first art writing outside Lir Space). You can read it here.

All and all, I am so pleased that Dito mark the end of the year on a nice note by holding a solo exhibition. He totally earns it. Now, let the pictures do the talk!

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::What I Wear::

(a new lace dress from my sister, Ila)

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(my favorite peter-pan necklace)

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(I was one of the performer in Dito's artworks)

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(shoes that were made for walking)

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::The Snapshots::
(free hazelnut latte from Sbucks to help me getting ready to rejoin the world)
(do you notice my new pixie hair?)
(snapshot of me taking a snapshot)
 (Dito took a picture of my eyes and my writing)
(I accidentally disastrously rip my stocking | Dito bought the blue shoes for the opening)

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::The Opening::

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::The People::
(with mbak Maya, the owner of Artsphere)
(with my uncle)
(with the talented collage artist Ika Vantiani)
(with Dito's cousins)
(with Dimas Ario and Lala Bohang--two members of our zodiac gossip group)
(our friends, Awe and Wid)

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The exhibition is still ongoing until January 15th at Artsphere Gallery, Kemang Icon building (in front of Aksara). Read the reports here: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5). 
It would be nice if you can drop by!

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Dress / Raindrops on Roses
Accessories / Random

Photographed by Kurniadi Widodo and Dito Yuwono (the outfit photos)

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12.21.2012

A Reason to Celebrate!


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The end of the Maya long count calendar has been quite a fuss lately; people start making observations, premonition, and even jokes about the doomsday. In one way I'd say..well, just come what may! In other way, I'll do a little Indian dance..getting all excited to find another reason to celebrate. 

Here's the logic: the last day is so precious and the day after what suppose to be the doomsday, you have all the reason to celebrate your survival and spend it in much better way, right? (have I mentioned that I looove celebrating things?)  

I start making a list of things to do to seize the day (dance my heart out, walk under a heavy rain in a cute raincoat, eat lava cake at night and not feeling guilty about it, and the list goes on). I start contemplating and telling people I love how much I  love them..and of course, yesterday passed in a surprisingly normal way but I'm glad it was full of love. If  I survive tomorrow, I  promise to surprise myself and do things I normally afraid to do. And if we all survive tomorrow, well.. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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Top / Fashion Village
Short / Raindrops on Roses
Indian Headband / Lir Shop
Espadrille / Raindrops on Roses
Photographed by Dito Yuwono

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12.02.2012

The Anthony's House


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When I was a kid, my father used to take me on a Sunday hiking to the hill behind my house. On our way up, right on the slope of that hill, there is this dreamy house with the impressive fence, wide elf-residence like garden, and a white house in the middle of it all. I used to refer this as "The Anthony's House" (you know..that boy in Candy Candy who grows rose.. *anywaaay..) and I used to made up stories for this house. This house used to be abandoned and now it's back alive with all the renovations going on. I'm so glad! 

My abandoned house project is going on and I can't be more excited. I'll tell more about it later.


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It starts to rain everyday in my city. I think I enjoy it more than usual. I mean, the excuse to wear all the sweater dress although you look kinda sturdy in it (or at least, I do), the way daily dose of hot tea/ coffee/ chocolate become a very reasonable choice, the long drive under the heavy rain when everything looks magical,  enjoyable melancholy that goes perfectly with certain songs, and the chance to dance your heart out under the rain. 

By the way, which do you prefer: rainy day or sunny day? 

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Sweater Dress / Heritage
Floral Belt and Grey Tight / Little garage
Flower Crown / handmade for in the woods event
Shoes / Garage Store
Bag / Thrifted

Photographed by Dito Yuwono during my walk to 'collect' the abandoned houses.


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Have a great sunny/rainy day!









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