Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam)

Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam, 1972)

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Dibesarkan di Amerika Serikat, Streitmatter terlatih dalam disiplin interrelated media dari Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Ia menjadi asisten, periset, dan pengajar pada sejumlah institusi seperti MIT Media Lab, Universitas Harvard, dan RMIT International Universities, Vietnam. Streitmatter-Tran berperan dalam pendirian DIA Projects yang menjadi panggung eksperimen dan ruang studio seni rupa kontemporer progresif di Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Ia telah berpartisipasi dalam banyak pameran internasional, di antaranya pada Venice Biennale ke-52 pada tahun 2007. Di antara masanya di AS dan di Vietnam, terdapat pergeseran dalam karya-karya Streitmatter-Tran, dari yang berbasis isu dan konseptual, kepada yang berbasis studio tradisional dan keterampilan. Hal yang menjadi bertahan kemudian adalah mengenai sentralitas perhatian terhadap material, dengan mentransformasi kebiasaan mendekati secara filosofis dan diskursif untuk menjadi menyentuh dan menilai ulang langgam kebiasaan. Melaluinya, ia banyak berupaya menimbang ulang makna material dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.

Richard Streitmatter-Tran  menjalankan program residensi JCCB4 di ISBI, Bandung, pada September 2016.

Raised in the USA, Streitmatter was trained in interrelated media in Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. He becomes a lecturer and researcher in institutions such as MIT Media Lab, Harvard University, and RMIT International Universities, Vietnam. Streitmatter-Tran was also a prominent figure in the establishment of DIA Projects, which became one of the leading experiment and studio space for contemporary art in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has exhibited internationally, among which in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Between his time in the US and then in Vietnam, Streitmatter-Tran identifies a shift of approach in his works, formerly following a line on the conceptual and being issue based, into a return to more traditional studio and on craftmanship. What persists then, is the centralism of the material, transforming a philosophical and discursive way of approaching into getting in touch and reexamination of customs and habitude. Through it, he attempts to reconsider materials of everyday life.

Richard Streitmatter-Tran did his residency in ISBI- Bandung

works:

  1. Origin of The World. Earthenware. 32 x 19 x 15 cm. 2016
  2. Still Life. earthenware, coconut fibre. Variable Dimension. 2016
  3. Leather Hard (For Asmudjo). Earthenware. Variable Dimension. 2016
  4. Waq-Waq Tree (version 2). Earthenware, Tree. Variable Dimension. 2016

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