Black—Hut, Black—Hut

Artist: Widjaja Boedi
installation | Mixed media installation: salt-infused concrete, sound, petrified wood and metal | 2019

Boedi Widjaja’s conceptually charged practice engages deeply with his own lived experience of migration and diaspora, and reflects on the complexities of hybridity, travel and isolation. For SB2019, Boedi installs a site-specific proto-structure that serves as a diptych to the first iteration of the work at the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in 2018. The structure of Black—Hut, Black—Hut references the gap between ground and land in tropical and subtropical vernacular houses that are built on raised floors, such as the Javanese joglo, the Queenslander house and the Malay house, as well as the HDB void deck. Key to the work is also its surface – rendered in concrete infused with salt, the salt will ‘bloom’ over time. Collection of the Artist; Co-commissioned with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art for Singapore Biennale 2019 and the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art


Singapore Biennale 2019 - Every Step In The Right Direction | 2019.11.22 - 2020.03.22 | Asian Civilisations Museum(Singapore, Singapore) | Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay(Singapore) | Far East Plaza(Singapore, Singapore) | Gillman Barracks(Singapore, Singapore) | LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore, Singapore) | National Gallery Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Library of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Museum of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(Singapore, Singapore) | SMU de Suantio Gallery(Singapore) | W!LD RICE @ Funan