A New Sensibility

Two weeks ago I have been to Paris and visited the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

They let me in for free. That was nice. But the exhibition. An Art-Disneyland.

 

Works by the most renowned artists of our time.

 

Art reduced to design.

Luxury handbags, Luxury art.

Exchangeable.

Soulless.

 

The starting point for my art is sometimes love, more often despair.

 

I cannot promise what I do is good.

I cannot even promise it is authentic.

 

But I can, in all humility, say that my work is meaningful to me.

That I have spent my time, my thoughts and my feelings on it. My life.

 

So yes, it is kind of a sentimental journey.

A journey that I hope will lead towards a new sensibility.

 

They say anything can be art, but in the end art is always just what they approve.

It has never been about what is art and what is not. It is about the feeling.

The teddy bear that has been loved to rags by its owner is more valuable than those shiny

 

objects that repulse any feelings.

Let’s start again. Once more with feeling.

Do not try to protect yourself, make yourself vulnerable.

The times where anything can be art are over.

I want real feelings. I want real art.

 

Jari Genser.

 

Opening: 20 August 2018, 4 pm – 7 pm                                               

Exhibition run: 20 aug – 10 sept. 2018                                                                                                                                    Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm         

SaRanG Building 1

Kalipakis RT 05/02, Tirtonirmolo

Kasihan, Bantul, 55181

Yogyakarta, Indonesia.