Floating Garden, an installation by Entang Wiharso, invites children to think about nature as a part of their everyday life. Using a sheet of paper and colored pencils, children will rub against the artworks to reveal a secret world of plants and animals. Combining images of birds, monkeys, owers and people, children can unlock the secret gardens of their imagination in an artwork that they can wear home.
The artist, Entang Wiharso, encourages us to imagine our surroundings differently. Even living in cities nature plays an important role in our lives. How are plants and animals part of your everyday life? What can you do to take care of the natural world around you?
In the effort to produce more, we often fail to realize the disruption we make to the environment around us. Land becomes scarce. We became surrounded by less greenery and the environment is changed in order to accommodate human demands.
How will you imagine your own floating garden?
Born in 1967 in Tegal, Indonesia, Entang lives and works between Rhode Island, United States and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. His practice incorporates painting, sculptures and installation. He makes wall reliefs using aluminum, which combine figures, object and sometimes words, his works spark surrealistic encounters, full of symbolic meaning. Entang studied Painting at the Indonesian Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and has participated in numerous prestigious biennales and solo presentations throughout Asia, Europe and the United States.
Education at Museum MACAN
Education is a core mission of Museum MACAN. We offer a variety of programs catering to the different needs of our visitors, these programs relate to the art on view and change regularly. We are committed to making art accessible to the wider public, especially young people and children. Partnering with local schools, we provide educational resource materials for teachers to help engage their students with art beyond the walls of our museum.
We are also committed to help develop a healthy art ecology and landscape for art in Indonesia through internship opportunities and other education and training for young professionals that supports the development of artistic, curatorial, and professional museum practices in Indonesia.
Our Educator’s Forum is a recurring gathering of teachers and a vital platform for discussions that center on teaching art in the classroom. This group meets twice a year to see and discuss our exhibitions, with behind the scenes access to curators, artists, and the Museum’s collection. These events are free and open to educators across Jakarta and Indonesia. Interested teachers should contact our Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a program catered to school visits and welcome enquiries from teachers. Class visits must be booked in advance and our Education department can assist in providing information to help you plan. If you are interested in arranging a visit for your class, please contact our Education department at email@example.com or join our newsletter for regular updates.
Education Resource Kit
We provide specialized information for teachers to support positive and enriching educational experiences for students. Download our Education Resource Kit through this link. For information about any of our education programs, please contact our Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our newsletter for regular updates.
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