Explore the boundless sky of imagination—make artworks from Museum MACAN or your home with friends and family!
About the Exhibition
Kembara Biru is an installation created by the Indonesian artist Theresia Agustina Sitompul for the UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission series. In this work, Theresia reflects on her experience of staying at home during periods of quarantine. She reimagines our kitchen tables and living rooms as a vast playground where we can have fun, learn, nurture, and get inspired.
Kembara Biru (Traveling Blues) comes alive through interaction. Take a walk in clouds of possibilities and explore the boundless sky of imagination. You are invited to create artworks with the things that you find: paper, buttons, and gauze bandages. Express yourself and experiment with the art of carbon copy! Create as many copies as you like. You can take your art home or you can help complete the installation and exhibit your work in the Museum — just insert your creation into the pockets in the clouds!
This project also travels beyond the Museum — make artworks at home, or ask your teachers to let you and your classmates join in the collaboration! There are a series of accessible tutorial videos led by the artist, where children and families from all over Indonesia can experience the joy of art-making and find ways to create mini exhibitions at home or at school. By creating things with your own hands, Kembara Biru invites you to pause and take a short break from the digital screens and rediscover the little things that are near and dear: our home and our creative minds.
In her own practice, Theresia enjoys investigating personal memories and thinking about how she connects to others and the wider environment. She embraces her different roles as an artist, an educator, and a mother as opportunities for continuous growth and learning. She believes whatever the circumstances and wherever we are, we can always make good art from the simplest materials.
‘Theresia Agustina Sitompul: Kembara Biru’ is a UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission, a commission by artists dedicated to children and their families.
About the Artist
Theresia Agustina Sitompul (b. 1981, Indonesia) is a printmaker and lecturer based in Yogyakarta. Drawing inspiration from daily experience and her multiple roles as a woman, a mother, an artist, and an educator, her works deal with personal memory and identities as an attempt to present intimate perspectives in a larger social and historical context. She is the co-founder and only female member of Grafis Minggiran, a printmaking collective established in 2001. Theresia has participated in national and international exhibitions, including the 16 Albermarle Australia (2020), National Gallery of Indonesia (2019), ARTJOG (2014, 2016, 2018) and Biennale Jogja XI (2011). She was the winner of Young Artist Award in ARTJOG 2013 and finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2013.
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