stAGE of HOPElessness

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They showed me how to create images,

about ourselves,

which divined us.

Wallflowers, soil and water.

Soundless,

of rain drops

please, enlighten me.

(Typing…)

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A heart of mine told me once

Time was just once a future,

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After seconds, minutes, hours,

it passed,

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People eyes and their madness,

depression and self destruction

weird acts and well-planned dramas.

Life lies between present and past,

dreams of reality.

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When I think about my self

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lights and paths are just side to side.

I’m not here for crossing time,

I’m evolving,

that’s why I am here.

Feel me?

 


Note: This is my self experience through my feeling towards the artworks, these words are not linked to any of Artists’ point of view or messages.

EQUATOR #4

BIENNALE JOGJA XIV

Biennale Jogja (BJ) is an international biennial run by Yogyakarta Regional Government and organized by Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta (YBY). It was first organized in 1988, and this year reached its 14th edition. Starting with 2011, YBY launched the project of Biennale Jogja Equator series (Biennale Equator) with focus on the region of the equator belt. Biennale Jogja assumes the equator as a new perspective which simultaneously opens up to confront the ‘establishment’ as well the conventions towards the organization of such events. Equator represents the starting point to create a common platform to “re-read’” the world.

Curatorial Biennale Jogja
Biennale Jogja XIV Equator #4 will respond to the issue of live uncertainty which has made us less brave to hope as the reality has become increasingly hard to understand.

The main team raised in Biennale Jogja XIV Equator #4 is:
STAGE of HOPELESSNESS

This big narrative invites us to experience a transition from uncertainty towards hope. The narration will present a series of traumatic moments which can be interpreted as aesthetic moments of raising awareness. Nine repertoires will be shown, consisting of three main parts such as Organizing Chaos as the main theme for Festival Equator, Stage of Hopelessness as the main theme for Main Exhibition and Parallel Events, and Managing Hope as the theme for Biennale Forum.[1]

Main exhibition held at Jogja Nasional Musium

2nd Nov – 10th Dec 2017

More Info check: biennalejogja.org

Drawings as The Secret of Characters

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Porches Tour Poster

Maren Karlson is a Berlin-based illustrator has a style of abstract combine with still life and portrait demonstrating a fresh and new perspective of the female in every bold characteristic should have.

From the interview by The Editorial Magazine to talk about her artworks. As a young girl, Karlson always felt very strongly that no matter what she did, no one would take me seriously. She figured it must have been because she looked younger than she was. Anything she did was called “cute”.[1]

Karlson is using the female character in her drawings as an outlet for the secret wish to be more intimidating, less cute, more assertive and less nice. The character she made basically embodies everything she has always wanted to be.

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My Fortress

For Karlson feels it is important to portray a female that is expression extreme emotions; anger, fear, resentment, rage, shadenfreude-aggression which is not an emotion of young girl express freely.

She wants to draw girls who are unafraid of spoiling the fun, who demand the expression of feeling, who are proud to ruin an atmosphere that shames women for speaking up, who confidently take up the space they deserve, and who will never be scared into being silent because they have nothing to lose.

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Dungeon Baby

Karlson is more in control freak to her creation process, she plans them out down to the very finest detail. These days she has come to think that it is also important to let go and not censor yourself before have even made anything. When trying to create without thinking or judging while she does it, and accept any idea, no matter how “bad” she thinks it is. There will always be time for judgment later.

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2 Private Eyes

Karlson says it’s been very luxurious to live in Berlin as an artist. Berlin sometimes that she feels like a lot of people stay isolated, they don’t really care about meeting new people because they “already have friends.” She’s not seriously complaining because she has some amazing and inspiring friends who are really supportive, which she really thankful for.

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Art Bug

Marlen Karlson

@maletearz69

Yesterday

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Have you told me as many funny things?
Or are you having fun?
Bitter coffee and sugar cookies,
dandelions, and juicy grapes,
denim jacket and red silk,
memories, and what it’ll become
Have you just forgotten
everything that passed?

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Once, or twice, in a thrice

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Puff, it’s gone.

“Yesterday love was such an easy game to play. Now I need a place to hide away. Oh, I believe in yesterday.”

Mm mm mm mm mm m m

November 2016

The Unrelated Caption

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We can totally agree and disagree

of an unfamiliarity and to be understood

Feeling of knowing and not knowing

That roses are red,

The earth is round, the dolphins give birth,

The unicorn is an imaginary creature,

and the illuminati is a propaganda

Too many images are seen

Too many words to digest

Too many incomprehensible circumstances

What if a color blind sees roses?

If some are agree that the earth is not round?

And if some other believe the unicorns are real beings?

I’ll write [the unrelated] caption here…

November 2016