Ichwan Noor

Born May 5th, 1963 Jakarta, Indonesia 

Education

Faculty of Visual Arts, Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013

Art Bassel Hongkong, “Insight” at Hongkong, 2013


2011

“The Maker”, Mon Décor Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia


2008

“Phatom of the Bodies”, Sigiart Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

“ART|JOG|10: Changing Perspective”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


2016

“ART|JOG|9 – Universal Influence”, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Sapiens Free” OHD Museum, Magela, Central Java, Indonesia


2015

“Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition”, ArtScience Museum Singapore

Jogja Street Sculpture Project “Antawacana”, Mangkubumi St. Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


2014

“ART|JOG|14 – Legacies of Power”, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia

“Penjaga Kota”, Fiesta Kota Tua Jakarta, Jakarta Endowment for Art and Heritage (JEFORAH), Jakarta Contemporary Arts, Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Awards

2015

Finalist best sculptor Prudential Eye Awards, Singapore


2011

Best Work, Indonesia Art Motoring, Motion & Reflection, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia


2005

The winner of Monumen Kudus Kota Kretek Competition, Kudus, Indonesia

Poor Yorick

165 x 229 x 139 cm | Machine block (aluminum)

2017

Concept

Berangkat dari dialog dalam kisah Hamlet karya Shakespeare ketika Hamlet berkata pada Horatio sambil memegang tengkorak Yorick:

"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy, he hath borne me on his back a thousand times..."

Dialog tersebut menggambarkan memori Hamlet tentang Yorick—badut istana di masa kecilnya yang baik dan sering menggendongnya di punggung Yorick. Karya ini merupakan pernyataan tentang peralihan yang saat ini dialami; yakni ketika minyak bumi berkurang, dan transportasi beralih menuju listrik dan hidrogen. Saat masa itu tiba, mungkin kita akan mengingat kendaraan saat ini seperti Hamlet mengingat Yorick yang berkata bahwa, "most excellent fancy and hath borne us on its back a thousand times...perhaps a million times."

  

This piece of work is inspired by a dialogue in Hamlet, written by Shakespeare, in a part where Hamlet said to Horatio while holding Yorick's skull.

"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy, he hath borne me on his back a thousand times..."

That dialogue describes Hamlet's memory of Yorick—the good court jester who when he was little used to carry him on his back. This piece is a statement about the transition that we're all experiencing now; when oil is decreasing, and transportation vehicle start to use electricity. When that time comes, maybe we will remember the vehicle we're using now the way Hamlet remembered Yorick, he said that, "most excellent fancy and hath borne us on its back a thousand times...perhaps a million times."