Ari Bayuaji's Installation Work Collected by Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Montreal Museum of Fine Art (MMFA) has launched their new project “Collections, Connexions et Reconnexions” as an open call for contemporary creations along with exhibitions presenting seven commissioned works to the public. Among the seven artists commissioned by MMFA, Ari Bayuaji was recognized for being an artistic representative of culture diversity, and will display his commissioned work as a solo show simultaneously held with the event. Seven works brought by these artists will take inspirations from the collections of the MMFA, and be dedicated to the cultures of the world. The exhibition will be opened on September 6, 2018 and will stay in the exhibition space until the 'New World Pavilion' is ready in summer 2019.
Being one of the seven, Ari Bayuaji is invited to present his installation work “Silence” in the solo show. The amazing work composed of 1400 pieces of wood, coated inacrylic paint of different colors and suspended from the ceiling, was commissioned firstly by The Esplanade Theatre by The Bay Singapore in 2014 for the International Sacred Music Festival. This installation work has recently been collected by the MMFA, and will be displayed during the “Collections, Connexions et Reconnexions” show with the old artefacts as part of the museum permanent collection.