Lupa Rupa (En: Forgotten Face) is art exhibition theme which was initiated by a flock student in Visi Arts and Design School (sekolah Tinggi seni rupa dan desain) this theme is a representative of ongoing social phenomena in Yogyakarta. Literally we brought 2 words: Forget and Face which rise to be “Forgotten Face” (1) Forget, is condition while an individual or group is not able to remember anything consciously or unconsciously. (2) Face, is a face/look/sight that we associate with the identity Yogyakarta This theme, of course not only just as an ornament of this art exhibition event.
We always tried to figure out what’s the point of our disquietude feeling.Through regular small discussion, we threw up our disquietude about what’s happen exactly. Start from the manners of urban life, commercial partiality factor in any development, the fading of essence of waning student town to the culture that tends only a matter of spelling. It’s quit often we didn’t get the answer, and it just swirled is the same maze, in a idiom “falling into problem rut”. Disquietude that we encountered tend to be the same. because the problem has been exsist for too long and turned into our ‘daily lunch’, disquietude that we encountered tend to be the same.
If you view the subjectivity of the initiators of the exhibition, the exhibition is one of our disquietude as a student Visi Arts and Design School who needs space to express ours through visual media, freely and responsible. The reason that convinced us to make a concrete evidence of our existence. Besides the support of several individuals from the party and outside the campus were able to add our passion to organize this exhibition. Among Arsita Pinandita and Mohamed Hadid is willing to write a speech, then Mr. Drs. Andang Suprihadi are also willing to inaugurate the opening of the exhibition.
Through discussion forums anyway, we (as the originator) realized that it was not only us who are entitled to contribute to the theme of “Forgotten Face”. We also invite artists (outside initiators) either academic or non-academic to respond that “Forget” that should stay “Face”. We greatly appreciate the idea of the exhibition participants who have contributed in presenting a form of “Lupa Rupa” itself. At the end of the collective spirit in an exhibition event held at the Jogja National Museum (JNM) 11 to 13 March, 2016 a response of “Lupa Rupa” itself.