Museum MACAN presents Fauna Wastopia, a Children’s Art Space commission by Indonesian artist Rega Ayundya Putri.
About the Exhibition
Museum MACAN presents Fauna Wastopia, a Children’s Art Space commission by Bandung-based Indonesian artist Rega Ayundya Putri. The project includes a mural, audio, as well as interactive educational activities for children and families.
Fauna Wastopia explores the issue of extinction and environmental degradation which are consequences of waste mismanagement. The artist has created drawings of imaginary mutants and animal species that have undergone mutation. Changes in these imaginary animals’ physiology are the result of exposure to toxic waste—a human-induced environmental crisis.
Inside the Children’s Art Space area, visitors will be able to see a mural of an imagined, abandoned city. There will be around 28 drawings of imaginary mutants placed as acrylic prints on the wall. Short descriptions of these mutants are provided. There is a soundscape of abandoned city and animals, designed and produced by the artist in collaboration with Deathless Ramz as part of the installation.
In the activity area, children will be able to create their own mutant species by creating a collage. They can bring their new species home or stick them on the wall in the activity area.
About the Artist
Rega Ayundya Putri (b. Indonesia, 1988) makes large-scaled works through her intricate ballpoint drawings on paper. The artist describes her drawing practice as a form of escapism—a deliberate channeling of the turbulent currents that surge within her mind in an effort to create a personal space to breathe and stand against the noise of a tumultuous, contemporary culture. Her recent research tackles the topics of speculative fiction, presenting a collection of drawings of animals in the dystopian future that have undergone mutation as a result of environmental degradation.
Rega graduated from her Master’s Degree in Fine Art in the Faculty of Art and Design at Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2017. Rega’s recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions, Phosphene, Omni Space, Bandung (2018); Debu, Can’s Gallery, Jakarta (2020); and group shows Asian Students and Young Artist Art Festival in Seoul, South Korea (2017); Kompetisi Trimatra Salihara, Galeri Salihara, Jakarta (2019); and the recent one, Nobody Knows Their Story, Koganecho Area Management Center, Yokohama, Japan (2023) where she participated in their art residency program. She now lives and works as a lecturer in Bandung, Indonesia.