Geospace to Introduce Indonesian Creative Talents at Singapore Art Book Fair

BY :NICO NOVITO

MARCH 31, 2016

Jakarta. The creative scene in Indonesia is buzzing with young talents, many of whom have introduced new and at times provocative ideas to the growing cultural discourse. Departing from this viewpoint, the Jakarta-based independent publisher Studio Geometry is set launch a new project called Geospace at the upcoming Singapore Art Book Fair, which will take place at the city's ArtScience Museum this April.

"Geospace is a place for young creative people in Indonesia [that will] promote them to a wider public," said Primo Rizky, the publisher of Studio Geometry. "We gather creative individuals in the fields of art, design, music, film, literature, photography and others."

Through a pop-up exhibition and store corner at the book fair, Geospace will showcase around 100 works by Indonesia's emerging visual artists, illustrators, graphic designers, fashion designers, photographers, musicians as well as writers.

Highlighted works include "Into the Unknown," a so-called non-linear storybook by graphic designer Jordan Marzuki; "Visual Thief," a collage art book by artist Resatio; as well as innovative batik designs by Batik Fractal.

'Visual Thief,' a collage art book by Indonesian artist Resatio. (Photo courtesy of Geospace)

A diverse range of works by illustrator Ruth Marbun, ceramic artist Ayu Larasati, graphic designer Gema Semesta, writer Rain Chudori and many others will also be displayed.

Speaking about his participation at Geospace, Resatio said that the project will help promote Indonesian talents internationally. "Geospace will be a window for the world to see the development of the creative culture in Indonesia," he said.

Geospace will open during the 2016 Singapore Art Book Fair at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from April 15 to 17.

For more information on Geospace, visit @studiogeometry on Instagram.

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