Naima Morelli

Marco Cassani’s “Imagining Indonesia, Tribute to Sudjojono” at Tonyraka, Bali


I met Marco Cassani in Bali during my reportage about contemporary art in Indonesia. What supposed to be an interview has become a lively chat about Marco’s art, hallucinogenic experiences and, of course, Bali.  A month ago he sent me this mail about his new work that is going to be exhibit at “Imagining Indonesia, Tribute to S.Sudjojono”  on the 23rd of November at Tonyraka Gallery in Bali:

Dear Naima,

How are you?

I am sending you the picture of my new work for the group exhibition
Tribute to Sudjojono at Tonyraka gallery on November, 23rd.

The work, entitled ‘CHANCE Project 2, Tribute to S. Sudjojono’, consists in:

1) a sculptor that represents the Sudjojono head (cement, 140 x 90 x 90 cm)

2) a box (wood, 120 x 70 x 45 cm) with a text (“This sculpture is designed
for people to interact with. The audience is free to do whatever they
want, with or without the tools provided. This is part of an interactive
event between art and its audience. The result of this encounter is a
reflection of the behaviour of the people. As Sudjojono stated Еarth of
Indonesia should reflect the character of the land and its people.”)

3) different tools on the top of the box (2 hammers, 5 marker pens, 2 big
marker pens, 3 lipsticks, 1 chisel)

4) four CCTV (that record the event)

5) one Digital C-Print (“CHANCE Project Channel 2”, 120 x 80cm, Digital
C-Prints on plexiglass, Edition of 3, 2012)

The audience is invited to interact with the sculptor. I am recording the
event with CCTV.
Best Regards

Marco Cassani

If you happen to be in Bali in November don’t miss the chance to take part to Marco Cassani’s work, along with other great Indonesian artists: Agung Mangu Putra, Dewa Ngakan Ardana, Dodit Artawan, Ida Bagus Purwa, Ketut Teja Astawa, Valasara, Wayan Suja, Erika Ernawan, Gusti Ngurah Udiantara, Harry Cahaya, Hilman Hindarsyah, Ismed Sajo, Kiky Rizky, Seruni Bodjawati, Tri Wahyudi, Y Indra Wahyu, Willy Himawan

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