Whether we realize it or not, everyone wears a mask. Our façade, or persona in Jungian psychology, is what we present to the world, the intermediary between our true Self and the society around us. We change our masks to suit the social circumstance we’re in, the easiest example being how we behave at work, versus within a circle of close friends.
Mask and Stories presents recent works by four visual artists revolving around this thematic idea. Can we really tell what a person is like just by how their personality appears to us? Can we really know what thoughts are running through their minds? Similarly, is one vantage point sufficient to completely explain an event that we witness?
The exhibition features a selection of recent works by Dr. Caryn Koh, Dedy Sufriadi, Indra Dodi, and Syahbandi Samat, collectively inviting viewers to ponder upon these questions as they view the artworks presented.
The opening reception for Masks and Stories will be held at 3pm on Saturday, 30 June 2018, which will also serve as Artemis Art’s Hari Raya Aidil Fitri open house. Following the reception, the exhibition continues its run until 29 July 2018.