Anggun Priambodo’s “Toko Keperluan” at Singapore Biennale

If you live in Singapore or in the surrounding area you will probably know that the 4th Singapore Biennale is currently happening. Established in 2016, the current biennale is organized by the Singapore Art Museum of the National Heritage Board, and its title, "If the World Changes", summarises the theme of response to the speed of transformation we are currently experiencing in Southeast Asia. One of the artist invited is none other than visual artist Anggun Priambodo, who is exhibiting an installation called "Toko Keperluan" (A Shop for Necessities). Recreating the typical street corner shop and filling it with items that aren't necessities, Anggun comments on consumerism, critiquing the reasoning of our buying impulses. The shop sells anything from vinyl records, puppets, leggings to a boxing helmet. Toko Keperluan isn't simply a for viewing, one can actually purchase what are on display, and according to our photographer, Natasha Gabriella Tontey, visitors are quick to buy the items... so I suppose the visitors' behavior exhibit exactly what Anggun was critiquing. Be sure to visit the Singapore Biennale and Anggun Priambodo's Toko Keperluan, and do Rocket Rain. Rocket Rain Website Rocket Rain Facebook Rocket Rain Twitter    


The Moving Image with Anggun Priambodo

Anggun Priambodo is a visual artist that has done everything from music videos, short films to art installations. His works are distinct in its humour and representation of Jakarta's chaos, and has earned him attention as one of Indonesia's best independent film directors. For this interview, Anggun brought our Whiteboard Journalists to Jatiwangi Art Factory, where he talked about his past works, his love for music, and his first full-length film, Rocket Rain, all while giving them a tour of the exhibition he contributed an installation to.

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