From December to March, Art Porters presents Mulyana's first solo exhibition in Singapore. The Indonesian artist, based in Jogja, is known for his iconic and vibrant coral soft sculptures pieces, his signature octopus-like creatures and alias 'Mogus'.
You probably recognise his works from Imaginarium organised by Singapore Art Museum in 2016; or an installation for their window displays for Hermès at their Liat Towers flagship store. To Mulyana, the act of knitting or crocheting is a form of meditation and prayer.
As part of his solo exhibition at Art Porters, the artist is also showing two wearable artworks that are part of a deeper #message. The exhibition invites audiences to reconnect with their own faiths and beliefs, encouraging them to re-read the messages that have guided them and to make meaning of them. The works presented in the exhibition are able to transform and develop in different directions, a reflection of the artist's own intentions to remind us that we are all capable to create beauty and to share kindness and happiness.
Mulyana believes that God commands 'read' as the first revelation to the human chosen as The Messenger, namely the great Prophet Muhammad SAW. It points to how as we learn and grow, we are inevitably forced to read. By reading, we decipher messages, including Divine ones, passed on from generations to generations.
The exhibition is running alongside Yip Yew Chong's 'Something, Somewhere, Somewhen' at Art Porters Gallery.
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