FOCUS No 4: Bless This Block by Panca DZ.

Focus No.4: Panca DZ – BLESS THIS BLOCK

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Solo ExhibitionMay 29 – June 26, 2015

Opening: Friday, May 29, 2015 | 16.00

Artist Tour: Friday, June 12, 2015 | 15.00

Free & Open for public

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Platform3 proudly presents Focus No. 4: Panca DZ with his solo exhibition, “Bless This Block”. Panca’s appreciation in techniques and history of tattoo brought him to a deeper research towards it. Following his observation of Indonesian traditional tattoo, Panca continued researching criminal tattoos in Indonesia. Since 2014, together with Rumah Cemara – a non-profit organization focusing on HIV and drugs related issues – Panca has been involved in art therapy program for inmates with less than 6 months detention period in Banceuy prison, Bandung. During the program, Panca took an opportunity to approach and interact directly with inmates

Bless The Block comes up with a series of artworks based on Panca’s observation of how inmates survive in a prison. Behind the cell bars, the inmates learn to adapt and find their ways to kill time in new environment. Inside the prison, tattoo making has become an activity that has many meanings for the inmates. Tattoo can be a status symbol, a mark of identity or symbol of strength, personal note, or even as a bartering instrument.

Through drawings and object installations, Panca frames a point of view from life behind bars; through the people, the atmosphere, tattoo making and drugs circulation inside. We are intrigued to put our perception aside as we see a humane side of how each individual perceives survivalism.

This exhibition will be opened in Friday, May 29 2015 at 16.00, also mark your calendar for Artist Tour in Friday, June 12 at 15.00, where Panca will share in-depth story of each artwork’s process and background. Exhibition and Artist Tour are free and open for public.

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Platform3 dengan bangga mempersembahkan program Focus No.4, “Bless This Block “ pameran tunggal Panca DZ. Sejak tahun 2011, Panca DZ tertarik mendalami teknik dan sejarah tato yang kemudian membawanya menuju proyek penelitian yang mendalam terhadap tato. Setuntasnya observasi terhadap tato tradisional Indonesia, Panca melanjutkan penelitiannya terhadap tato yang terkait dengan perilaku kriminalitas di Indonesia. Sejak tahun 2014, bersama Rumah Cemara – organisasi nirlaba yang berfokus pada isu HIV dan NAPZA, Panca terlibat dalam program terapi seni bagi narapidana dengan sisa masa tahanan di bawah 6 bulan di Lembaga Pemasyarakatan Banceuy, Bandung. Selama terlibat dalam program tersebut, Panca berkesempatan untuk mengakses dan berinteraksi secara langsung dengan para narapidana.

Bless The Block merupakan sebuah pameran yang didasari oleh penelitian Panca terhadap bagaimana narapidana bertahan (survive) di dalam sebuah lembaga pemasyarakatan. Dari balik blok-blok jeruji sel, mereka beradaptasi dengan lingkungan dan mencari kegiatan untuk menghabiskan sisa waktu di dalamnya. Di dalam lingkungan Lembaga Pemasyarakatan, tato menjadi sebuah bagian dari aktivitas yang memiliki berbagai makna bagi para narapidana. Tato dapat menjadi sebuah simbol status, identitas ataupun simbol kekuatan, catatan pribadi, hingga tato sebagai alat tukar (barter).

Lewat rangkaian drawing dan instalasi obyek, Panca memaparkan sebuah sudut pandang terhadap lingkaran penjara, tato dan peredaran Napza di dalam Lembaga Permasyarakatan. Persepsi negatif akan lingkungan dan kehidupan di dalamnya menjadi terkesampingkan ketika Panca mengangkat sisi yang lebih manusiawi mengenai bagaimana setiap individu di dalamnya memaknai survivalism.

Pameran ini akan dibuka Jumat, 29 Mei 2015 jam 16.00 di Platform3 dan akan diikuti oleh Artist Tour pada hari Jumat, 12 Juni 2015, pukul 15.00, dimana perupa sendiri akan bercerita lebih dalam mengenai proses dan latar belakang masing-masing karya. Pameran terbuka untuk umum dan akan berlangsung hingga 26 Juni 2015.

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CV of Panca DZ

ORGANIZATION
RUMAH CEMARA (www.rumahcemara.org)

AWARD
3rd Prize Anugerah Adirupa IV Ciputra CitraRaya 2014

EXHIBITION


2015

Now: Here – There – Everywhere . Semarang Gallery. Semarang
2014
MANIFESTO 4 , National Gallery, Jakarta
TRIBAL:RITE OF PASSAGE, Jakarta

2013
JAKARTA BIENALLE DESIGN & CRAFT, National Gallery, Jakarta

2012
BAZAAR ART, Jakarta
PRISMATIC VIBE, Fang Gallery, Jakarta
INTERFACE: BANDUNG, Valentine Willy, Malaysia
WHAT DO PICTURE WANT? Art:1 Gallery, Jakarta

2011
SWEET AGONY, dia.lo.gue artspace, Jakarta
ART & MOTORING, National Gallery, Jakarta

2010
POSE HISTORIA , Vanessa Artlink, Singapore
LETS BOUNCE, Jakarta Art District, Jakarta
DRAWING THE DAY AFTER TODAY, Padi Artground Bandung UNSEGMENTED, Gallery Kita, Bandung RECREATExREPRESENTxREALITY, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung TRIBUTE TO S.SUDJOJONO, Maranatha Gallery, Bandung
SOEMARDJA DESIGN WEEK, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung

2009
POST MORTEM, Vanessa Artlink, Jakarta
INHABITANT, Padi Artground, Bandung
PROJECTING BALI, Ralston, Bandung

2008
15x15x15 METAPHORIA, Soemardja Gallery, Bandung
PARBINULA JARKULI, Aarmuh Space, Bandung

2006
EASY PROJECT 3, CMNK Gallery, Bandung

Platform3
Jl. Cigadung Raya Tengah no. 40
Bandung 40191

www.platform3bdg.org

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