joko avianto wraps bamboo weaving across frankfurter kunstverein façade
joko avianto wraps bamboo weaving across frankfurter kunstverein façade joko avianto wraps bamboo weaving across frankfurter kunstverein façade
oct 15, 2015
joko avianto wraps bamboo weaving across frankfurter kunstverein façade


joko avianto wraps bamboo weaving across frankfurter kunstverein façade
all photos by andang iskandar / humanika artspace

 

 

 

to coincide with the exhibition ‘roots. indonesian contemporary art’ at the frankfurter kunstverein, indonesian artist joko avianto has wrapped the museum façade in a monumental bamboo weaving. using sturdy lengths of the natural material, avianto has formed a site-specific, large-scale work that both interacts with and juxtaposes the existing architectural fabric. a towering, basket-like interlace of rough, dry shoots undulates overhead visitors entering the museum, welcoming them into the exhibition about indonesian art with a medium that expresses the nature of the culture.

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joko avianto has wrapped the museum façade in a monumental bamboo weaving

 

 

 

installed over the course of three weeks, avianto’s ‘pohon besar’ (big trees) incorporates 1,500 interlaced bamboo sticks, specifically cut-down to 6 meters long. in using bamboo, the artist refers to its traditional use as building material, which is gradually being replaced within a rapidly growing society and its industrial development.

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the large-scale work both interacts with and juxtaposes the existing architectural fabric

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 a towering, basket-like interlace of rough, dry shoots undulates overhead visitors

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‘pohon besar’ (big trees) has been installed over the course of three weeks

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indonesian artist joko avianto building up the installation at frankfurter kunstverein


joko avianto: come & see it grow
video courtesy of frankfurter kunstverein

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