Blank Spot

Photography: Ferintus Karbon
[Photo Exhibition “Blank Spot” will go at December 7 to 22, 2007. This will be opened at Friday, December 7, at 7pm. There ia an artist talk after the Opening. Mr Tjahjono Rahardjo, lecturer of PMLP Soegijapranata Catholic University, is going to deliver his ideas on the site where was a Dutch colonial living area. This event is fully supported by Yayasan Widya Mitra Semarang. The Management welcome photographers and art lovers to enjoy the show with no admission. Thank you.]
Photo exhibition �Blank Spot� is designed based on intensive observations to an area which is neglected for a long time. The Old Town of Semarang was a Dutch colonial living area. Its buildings reflect European�s architectural. Now the purpose of the area is not clearly yet for what.

The government seems had no idea how to revitalise it. By the reasons having no fund, the government cannot handle the regular floods covering the area. Indeed the area will be a promising tourism spot if it were developed well.

The chalenge is how to change the area into a contemporary cultural center which cover all public aspirations.

The �Blank Spot� were supposed as no occupants area, between existed and non-existed. All photos describe not only the area�s potencies but included its problems.

Five photographers � Agus Leonardus, Ferintus Karbon, Goenadi Haryanto, Hendro Wasito, and William Wong � took pictures with their own spirits and different styles. Those photos are voiceless notes on some parts of the town which are now more languid.

Tubagus P. Svarajati,
Exhibition Curator

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