The work can be seen at Edwin's Gallery (in Kemang, Jakarta), as part of an exhibition "Medium of Living". It is an art exhibition to celebrate 300 years of Martell that is participated by many artists from all kinds of styles. The exhibition runs from 11 - 22 March 2015.
Follow the progress of our work for this project, by following the instagram the_commonpeople.
About "I Want To Live Like Common People"
“Medium of Living”
An exhibition for Martell Indonesia
curated by : Mia Maria
co-curated by : RiksaAfiaty
The development of lifestyle in urban societies nowadays has changed rapidly. The development of communication technology has driven people to move faster and continuously hooked in the information being pushed in by people’s new companion > communication gadgets. Gadgets that were created to smoothen human-to -human relation have actually driven people away from each other. The demanding lifestyle has drawn people into a life of unawareness, existing, producing, but are we exactly living? Communicating but are we engaging?
This kind of lifestyle have created new generation of stress, people turn to things, activities, and habits as a medium to go on living and surviving.
The artists and the artworks chosen are exploring ways of living, tools of survival, habits, philosophies, and the twist and turns of being alive.
For The Secret Agents, Instagram is part of the lifestyle of people today. It is a means of communication, a tool to relate to each other, and medium of living; which nowadays is updating status and showing people what you're up to. But the thing is, it is all very vague and so not concrete. People can take pictures of themselves in front of some artworks, without even knowing about the pieces or the artists. We can take pictures of ourselves in a famous jazz bar, without even 'belonging' there. It is a status of question marks. One of the most common "Medium of Living" of today is meant to get people to connect more, but instead it has only given us a perfect instrument to hide our true status.
FYI not one of The Secret Agents has any personal instagram account.
Follow the Instagram account the_commonpeople for updates. We just wanna be like you and everyone else for this project.