Agan Harahap

Born January 28, 1980,  Jakarta, Indonesia

Education
2015
STDI (Design and Art College) Bandung, Indonesia 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
“Social Realism of Agan Harahap”, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2012
“Garden Fresh”, Element Art Space, Singapore
2011
“Holy War”, Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Holy War”, Singapore Art Stage, Project Stage at Marina Bay, Singapore
“Superhistory”, Ion Art Space, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
“ARTJOG Enlightenment”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 
“Hello World”, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
“Prime Meridian”, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Makati, Philippines
“Common Id-eas”, Kersan Art Foundation, Yogyakarta
2017
“Jatim Biennale World Is Hoax”, Taman Budaya Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
“During the Exhibition The Gallery Will Be Online”, Sarang Building 1, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Unsettling Time(s)”, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Traces of the Future: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia”, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“ARTJOG Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“The History of Boys: The MES 56 and Beyond”, DECK Art Space, Singapore
“Chobi Mela Photo Festival IX”, Dhaka, Bangladesh
“Globalisation and Identity”, Liechtenstein National Museum, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Germany
“Art Stage Singapore”, Marina Bay, Singapore
2016
“Shanghai Biennale 2016: Why Not Ask Again”, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
“Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas Of Mirrors”, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
“Dear Art World”, VISMA Gallery, Surabaya, Indonesia
“Why Are We Doing What Are We Doing?”, Mizuma Gallery, Gilman Barracks, Singapore
“Artstage Jakarta”, Sheraton Ballroom Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Kolektif Kolegial”, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“ARTJOG Universal Influence”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
“Costume National: Contemporary Art From Indonesia”, AXENEO7, Quebec, Canada
“Historia Docet”, D Gallerie, Jakarta, Indonesia
“Art Stage Singapore”, Marina Bay Sand, Singapore

Residency
2017
Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore

Awards
2008 
Nominee, Indonesia Art Award, Galeri Nasional Jakarta, Indonesia

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES #2

25 x 16.5 cm | Archival pigment on paper
ed 1/3
2018

Concept

The development of information technology has brought a significant change in every aspect of our social life. Most of the people would just believe any information displayed on their gadget without checking its truth. Lack of literacy and also the fondness of gossiping in society, indirectly become the main cause of hoax deployment. Some irresponsible parties make this situation worse by deliberately producing and distributing various hoaxes that potentially harm various social orders in society. As the time passes, the substance of hoax is not limited to political subjects, but also religion, health, law, economy, science and technology and various aspects of life. By picking a sensational and provocative title and also taking some parts of a news article from official media to make it a little bit real and true, those hoax producers can arbitrarily direct the perception of its readers as they please. Childhood Memory is a batch of hoax made by adopting the methods of producing a hoax. By applying the language of reportage and semi-accurate data, and also using a photo, Childhood Memory exists and parodies any kind of hoax we find on our gadget screen.

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Perkembangan teknologi informasi telah membawa berbagai perubahan signifikan di berbagai lini kehidupan bersosial kita. Sebagian besar masyarakat mempercayai bahwa berbagai informasi yang muncul di layar gawai mereka yang padahal belum tentu jelas kebenarannya (hoax). Minimnya literasi ditambah lagi dengan kegemaran masyarakat dalam bergosip, maka secara tidak langsung, kedua hal itu menjadi penyebab utama dari maraknya penyebaran hoax. Situasi ini semakin diperkeruh dengan adanya pihak-pihak yang tidak bertanggung jawab yang dengan sengaja memproduksi dan mendistribusikan berbagai hoax yang berpotensi merusak berbagai tatanan kehidupan dalam kehidupan bermasyarakat. Seiring dengan berjalannya waktu, substansi hoax tidak lagi terbatas pada persoalan politik semata tapi sudah merambah ke masalah agama, kesehatan, hukum, ekonomi, sains dan teknologi dan berbagai aspek kehidupan lainnya. Dengan menggunakan judul sensasional dan provokatif serta mencomot berita-berita dari berbagai situs media resmi agar seolah benar, para produsen hoax ini dapat dengan semena-mena mengarahkan persepsi pembacanya sesuai dengan apa yang dikehendakinya. Childhood Memory adalah kumpulan hoax yang dibuat dengan mengadopsi metode-metode dalam memproduksi sebuah hoax. Dengan menggunakan bahasa reportase yang disertai data-data yang semi akurat ditambah dengan penggunaan foto, Childhood Memory hadir dan memparodikan segala bentuk hoax yang kerap muncul di layar gawai anda.