Marc Straus

Gallery

March 16, 2018 Back To News

Entang Wiharso Special Presentation at Art Central Hong Kong 2018


Entang Wiharso, I Want to Live 100 Hundred Years: After Agreement, 2013
Brass, color pigment, resin, thread
35.4 x 98.4 in (90 x 250 cm)

Entang Wiharso will have a special public presentation under the PROJECTS section of this year’s Art Central Hong Kong 2018. “I Want To Live 100 Hundred Years: After Agreement” is an emotional, personal reflection on today’s mass-shootings, and is a memorial for those innocent children and for all people facing violence.

This seminal work will be on display in a public wall at the fair, in addition to the works by other artists at MARC STRAUS Booth E04.

Artist Statement:

The tragedy of school shootings in the US was the impetus for the work “I Want to Live 100 Hundred Years: After Agreement”. As an artist in residence in Melbourne, Australia in 2012 I heard the devastating news about the Sandy Hook school shooting in the US. I worried about my own children’s safety and I prayed for my children’s future. Like all parents who have “agreed” to love and protect our children, my heart went out to the families involved in this tragedy. I thought about our hopes for long life and the interconnection of children with parents and the communities they live in. The figures are bound together through a network of intersecting intestines to show the essential but vulnerable connections that exist between them. This work is an emotional, personal reflection on these events and is a memorial for those innocent children and for all people facing violence. “I Want to Live 100 Hundred Years: After Agreement” is the expressions of my dream to create a better and more peaceful future for our children, a future where this kind of tragedy never happens again.

Read More Artist Page

Artist Related News
Entang Wiharso Included in STPI Singapore’s First Indonesian Group Show
The satirical works of three leading Indonesian artists, Entang Wiharso, Heri Dono and Eko Nugroho, are included in STPI Singapore's first Indonesian Group Show "Allegories and Identities". In STPI Gallery's first Indonesian group show, star artists Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso and Heri Dono are presented as modern-day dalangs or puppet masters in their playful approach… Read More...
Entang Wiharso Upcoming Exhibitions and Projects
It's a busy year-end for Indonesian artist, Entang Wiharso. Here is a run-down of his current and upcoming exhibitions and projects: The Art Show – Art of the New Millenium in Taguchi Art Collection The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan Exhibition on view: September 16 — November 12, 2017 Art Turns. World Turns. Exploring the… Read More...
Entang Wiharso Featured in Museum of Modern Art Gunma Japan
A major work by Entang Wiharso from the Taguchi Art Collection will be featured in "The Art Show - Art of the New Millenium in Taguchi Art Collection" group exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma (Gunma, Japan). On view from September 16 – November 12, 2017 Entang Wiharso My Heart is Bigger Than… Read More...
Entang Wiharso Awarded ISCP Residency from Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Entang Wiharso awarded a 5-month (1 July - 30 November 2017) residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, funded by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Wiharso will be developing a new body of work centered on the spice trade, and its effects on culture, commerce and the dissemination of ideas. The International Studio… Read More...
Click image to zoom