“I love Indonesia but hate to see the behavior of the people running it” perhaps summarizes the theme of this
vector art exhibition. Being born and living in Indonesia can inspire a love for the country, but at the same
time feelings of hate and frustration can arise when seeing all the things that are not right that happen here.
Conflicting feelings like these are not always easy to express. Most of us who do not play a role in
decision making can only grumble to ourselves, then slowly try to adapt to the situation.
Vector art is a global product of urban culture. In Indonesia, vector art has quickly developed over
the past decade. The emergence of the site VectorJunkie (VJ) through the electronic publication (e-zine),
Vektorika, is one of the pioneering examples in popularizing vectors to the Indonesian public.
Now, besides using conventional print media such as books or posters, vector applications have penetrated
various kinds of media such as t-shirts, designer toys, accessories, skateboards, electronic gadget skins or
enclosures, murals, wallpaper, interactive media, and so on. This exhibition invites several vector artists
from Indonesia and abroad whose vector pieces have been appreciated by many groups. A discussion
and meeting with the artists will be held on May 28, 2011 at Serambi Salihara.
Vector art Exhibition “Honey, Poison, and My Country” (Madu, Racun dan Negeriku) will be open at
Saturday, 28 May 2011, 07:30 PM. Open for public and free admission. Held in Galeri Salihara, this
exhibition is held until 19 June 2011, every 11:00 AM-08:00 PM on Monday-Saturday, every
11:00 AM-03:00 PM on Sunday and closed in public holiday.
Featuring local & international artist such as Pale Horse, Mega, Theyhatemydesign, Loveshugah,
Singpentinkhappy, Evergrunge, Tracelandvectorie, Pinkversusblack, and The Yellow Dino.
A discussion will be held before the exhibition on Saturday, 28 May 2011, 04:00 PM at Serambi Salihara
with speakers Mega (France) & The Yellow Dino (Indonesia) and moderator Godot Guntoro (founder of
Vektorjunkie.com and editor of Babyboss magazine) also responder Krisna Murti (video artist).
Open for public, discussion will be held in Indonesia & English.
For further information, please contact Ipiet at 0856-4999-0204 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.salihara.org.
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please contact email@example.com. Program book for May-June 2011 can be downloaded at
Hope to see you at Komunitas Salihara!
Komunitas Salihara; Jl. Salihara 16, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan 12520. Phone: 021-789-1202.