Ong Hari Wahyu


Ong Hari Wahyu 

Education
1980
Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
“ARTJOG Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Ong Hari Wahyu is a visual artist, working actively in public space and art communities, also as a graphic designer and art director for performances and films, namely a silent movie and live-gamelan- orchestra called “Setan Jawa”-working together with Garin Nugroho and a movie called “Nyai”-an experimental film.



Tunggak Semi

357 x 190 cm | Teak wood, leaves made from metal
2018


Konsep Karya
A marker when a new shoot grows from a root pillar of a tree or a tree trunk. Such event, then, is interpreted as life that will continue. Growing from precious life and then followed by the next life or the new one. Tunggak jarak mblarak, tunggak jati semi Jatituwo, cagak-e pendopo Tegese tembung jarak, sejane mulangsara- Tegese tembung jati, sejane mukti Common people would keep on growing while the descendants of nobility are getting smaller. But the noble must be looked after and preserved for they are the guardian of culture.

Sebuah penanda ketika tonggak akar dari sebuah pohon atau bekas pohon, tumbuh tunas baru. Peristiwa itu kemudian dimaknai sebagai kehidupan yang akan berlangsung terus. Tumbuh dari kehidupan terdahulu yang kemudian disusul dengan kehidupan selanjutnya atau sebuah kehidupan baru. Tunggak jarak mblarak, tunggak jati semi Jati tuwo, cagak-e pendopo Tegese tembung jarak, sejane mulangsara- Tegese tembung jati, sejane mukti Orang kebanyakan bisa berkembang sementara keturunan bangsawan semakin mengecil. Akan tetapi golongan bangsawan tetap dijaga dan dipertahankan sebagai penjaga kebudayaan.