Between Stripes and Scratches

25 Oktober 2019 - 24 November 2019

Between Stripes and Scratches
Biennale Jogja XV Fringe Event

Arham Rahman, Do It Atelier (Tomy Lau & Jai Yip), Jens Cheung, Law Yuk Mui, Natalie Lo Lailai, Timoteus A. Kusno, Wilson Yeung, Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti

Exhibition Period
25.10.2019 - 24.11.2019
7-11pm Tue-Sat
At Galeri Lorong, Yogyakarta

The term “Four Asian Tigers” was given to the ‘miracle economies’ of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan from 1950 to 1990. This symbol faded away during the Asian financial crisis of the 1990s but was revived indirectly in the early 21st century when five nations in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines came to be known as the "Tiger Cub Economies". Between Stripes and Scratches is interested in this nostalgic revival and the making of the historical. The project brings together grand narratives and individual references under the ambiguity of symbols. For the Biennale Jogja XV, events about farmland, migration, urban planning, colonial history, and sustainability are becoming entangled.

Natalie Lo Lailai adopts the 'Half Farmer–Half X' practice to document social movements among Hong Kong farmlands. Lo's video work reveals the changes in economic development and their complex responses. Law Yukmui traces student migrants from the seascape of the Victoria Harbour, South China Sea, the Java Sea, Malacca Strait and the Pacific Ocean. Law archives oral history from those who have intertwining attachments with their homeland. Do It Atelier proposes sustainable rural development through infusing traditional practice of Lai Chi Wo, Hong Kong. The Bauhaus-trained architect team presents their visions of centring hands-on technology in the core of modern alteration. Timoteus A. Kusno engages with the tiger fable in the colonial and indigenous culture of the Indonesian archipelago. Following the “research” of the fictional Dutch East Indies territory known as the Tanah Rucuk, Kusno’s practice merges fact and fiction through producing archive materials. Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti combines architectural styles that position community activities as the core of social spaces. Murti designed Galeri Lorong and had conducted multiple architectural researches in relation to the contemporary community of Yogyakarta.

Natalie Lo Lailai
Law Yukmui
Do It Atelier
Timoteus A. Kusno
Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti

Galeri Lorong

Thanks to

Arham Rahman (Curator, Galeri Lorong) for the invitation, and all brave contributors. This collaboration is led by Jens Cheung (curator) and Wilson Yeung (producer and co-curator).

Special thanks to Tomy Lau, Jai Yip, Abhijan Gupta, Gavan Butler, John Batten, Qu Chang, Raymond Briffa, Stella Katherine Tan and all beloved supporters.


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