Artjog | Enlightenment

May 18, 2018

Few days ago I finally managed to visit Artjog. This would be my fourth time to visit this annual art exhibition that once was a genuine refreshing activity. I still remember my first ever Artjog in 2015, I even wrote about it here on the blog and oh my god I sound so naive back then. I love going to art exhibition, thanks to Artjog that kinda opened the door. It's very fun and relaxing, even though you won't always understand what you see at the exhibition, but something with it just speaks very dear to me. It's saddening that I'm not as creative as I used to be with my hands. I used to draw, and I would always prefer anything to be hand-drawn instead of digital-made. But, well, I guess my preference has changed through time. And art exhibition has shown me that sky is the limit when it comes to being creative.

This year's theme is Enlightenment. And me being me, I don't always understand whether the artworks displayed have anything to do with the theme or not, because I like looking at the artists' passion through their art. Except for this one installment named, 'Sea Remembers'. I have seen the artwork through updates from some of my friends and I was so thrilled to see it in life. If you're a loyal follower of the blog, it's not a new thing that I'm in love with the sea. Which is why I travel to a lot of beaches. Something about the sound of the waves hitting the rock, or how it keeps kissing the shore no matter how many times it's being pulled back.

"May forgetting makes us remember of how imperfect creatures we are
The power of humans will never be able to compete with entrusted and appointed imperfections
If the land numbs you, remember the sea
As the sea is part of us, and also of the universe
And that His light is able to guide us into the future"

And as always, I will put up some pictures I took in the art exhibition to accompany you. On a friendly note, I know some of you guys are judging hard on people who take photos with the artwork on an art exhibition and trust me, we share the same thought. But some artworks, I'd like to pose with them because I genuinely enjoy them. So I hope that's okay.

Oh I love this one, it's aesthetically pleasing


This artwork—which title and the artist's name I forgot—is me and my boyfriend's favorite artwork in the entire exhibition. Sometimes when I take a closer look at some artworks, they're actually very simple and easy to remake, if you do want to take them home but too broke to even afford buying it. Of course, I'm against plagiarism but this one right here is so simple—so simple yet so beautiful. I mean, who would have thought to make use of glass shards into a piece of artwork? It's truly mesmerizing.

Ooh, this one is also another favorite of mine

Okay! We've finally reached the bottom of this post. I hope you enjoy my take on writing about this year's Artjog. I gotta say though, it's not as 'grand' as it used to be? For someone who has visited four Artjog exhibitions (and many other art exhibition, for the record), I feel like people who come to this exhibition mostly just come for, well, the photos. I mean, that's totally fine, by all means. I myself took some as well. But I encountered a broken artwork there because apparently a visitor stepped on it, maybe because the space was too little and too many people got in and the place got packed, the artwork got jammed because people want to take photos there. This is what concern me. You can take photos, hundreds of them, either photos of the artwork or you with the artwork. But please be cautious. You don't have to take photos on all of the artwork now do you? 😉

Well I guess that's all for now. Don't forget to pay a visit! Cheerio 👋


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  2. Such a beautiful photos. I really like art and visiting museums or galleries to see exhibition. Also I completely agree with you about taking photos, because I was so frustrated in Louvre Museum.

    1. Oh my god, I have never been to the Louvre and my friends said I'd be shocked dead of how beautiful everything is there :(

  3. Omg I really want to visit this!! T__T

  4. Çool... Im going there next week :D

  5. Spectacular pictures !!! so many diverse example of art.