Photo Tours of Fandi Angga Saputra’s ‘UNEN-UNEN and Oscar Joyo’s ‘Ubuntu’

Thinkspace presents a photo tour of Fandi Angga Saputra in Gallery I for his debut U.S. solo exhibit, ‘UNEN-UNEN.’ A continuation of his show with the gallery last year, HYBRID, Oscar Joyo‘s ‘Ubuntu’ (or “Umunthu” in Chichewa translates to “humanity towards others” or “We are because you are.”) appreciates and reimagines the artist’s time in Malawi and current experiences in Chicago in Gallery II.

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through January 6, 2024. The Thinkspace Projects compound is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm. Please note the Dog House Gallery and our courtyard are only open for viewing on Saturdays.

Photos by @BirdManPhotos.

On view December 9, 2023 – January 6, 2024

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90016

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Video Tour & Opening Reception Party of December Exhibitions featuring works from Fandi Angga Saputra, Oscar Joyo, Antonio J. Ainscough, Cheese Arnon, and Berk Visual at Thinkspace Projects

We loved the vibes this past Saturday! Many thanks to all that came through and to our courtyard community that continues to grow and get stronger every month. Much love to all of this month’s exhibiting artists for delivering such stellar bodies of work and for believing in us, it was a beautiful evening.

On view December 9, 2023 – January 6, 2024

FANDI ANGGA SAPUTRA@fandianggasaputra 🇮🇩
UNEN-UNEN
(Gallery I)

OSCAR JOYO@oscar_joyo 🇲🇼
Ubuntu
(Gallery II)

ANTONIO J. AINSCOUGH@ajainscough 🇺🇸
Chimera
(Gallery III)

CHEESE ARNON@cheese_arnon 🇹🇭
Reflection
(Gallery IV)

BERK VISUAL | @berkvisual 🇺🇸
Channel Surf
(The Doghouse Gallery)

WILLEM HOEFFNAGEL
New Works
(Viewing Room)

Shout out to all that rocked the Night Market in our courtyard as well including Anta52 along with Fl.our.Pots, Karpet Workshop, Tallcan4mayor, Hulk Smashburgers, The Cure Company, Liquid Death, Mad Barista 1989, DJs Venice Beats, Digital Debris Video Gallery & Santa 🎅🏼.

All exhibitions are on view at Thinkspace Projects now through January 6, 2024. The Thinkspace Projects compound is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm. Please note the Dog House Gallery and our courtyard are only open for viewing on Saturdays.

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90016

Video courtesy @birdmanphotos.

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Inside the Studio of FANDI ANGGA SAPUTRA for ‘UNEN-UNEN’

Inside the studio of Fandi Angga Saputra in Indonesia as he prepares for his debut U.S. solo exhibition, ‘UNEN-UNEN’ showing at Thinkspace Projects from December 9, 2023.

From the earliest stages of our lives, through the winding paths of adulthood, we find ourselves surrounded by the echoes of advice. Regardless of our age, wisdom imparted by those who came before us remains an integral part of our growth. These words sometimes come in the form of proverbs, acting as vessels for a community to preserve its cultural legacy and values. Fandi Angga Saputra’s solo exhibition this time carries a lot of influence from words imparted by his elders, exploring proverbs that have become a guide for the next generation.

In Javanese proverbs are called “unen-unen”, which comes from the word “unen” meaning sounds. Unen can also be interpreted as a saying or speech, where the word indicates the importance of the person who utters it. Proverbs can find their way into everyday conversation, through stories told by our elders or instruction given by them. Just like how we are more likely to remember words spoken by those close to us, proverbs can be memorized subconsciously through the conversations we remember.

The exhibition title, ‘Unen-Unen’, reflects how Fandi frequently recalls the precious advice given by his father and elders, given his responsibility now to provide, lead, and set an example as the head of his own family. Now, he often encounters life situations that resonate with unen-unen he has heard before in his younger days, helping him make important life decisions that affect himself and his family.

FANDI ANGGA SAPUTRAUNEN-UNEN

December 9, 2023 – January 6, 2024

4207 + 4217 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

Fandi Angga Saputra’s ‘Unen-Unen’ Featured on JUXTAPOZ

Thank you to our friends from Juxtapoz for featuring Fandi Angga Saputra’s ‘Unen-Unen‘ on their latest issue. ‘Unen-Unen‘ is on view December 9, 2023 – January 6, 2024.

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For the online feature version: CLICK HERE!

December Exhibitions featuring works from Fandi Angga Saputra, Oscar Joyo, Antonio J. Ainscough, Cheese Arnon, Willem Hoeffnagel, and Berk Visual open this Saturday December 9, 2023

This Saturday at Thinkspace Projects:

FANDI ANGGA SAPUTRA
UNEN-UNEN
(Gallery I)

OSCAR JOYO
Ubuntu
(Gallery II)

ANTONIO J. AINSCOUGH
Chimera
(Gallery III)

CHEESE ARNON
Reflection
(Gallery IV)

WILLEM HOEFFNAGEL
New Works
(Viewing Room)

BERK VISUAL
Channel Surf
(The Doghouse Gallery)

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 6-10pm

Be sure to check out the Thinkspace Night Market located in our massive outdoor courtyard located between our two spots with Anta52 live painting alongside a mini artist mart with booths from Fl.our Pots, Karpet Workshop and Tallcan For Mayor + samples 🌲🔥💨 from The Cure Company + amazing grub from Hulk Smash Burgers + open bar + free Liquid Death + live DJs Venice Beats + video projections from Digital Debris Video Gallery – many thanks to GoopMassta for being the mayor of the ‘yard!

Thinkspace Projects
4207 W. Jefferson Blvd.
4217 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90016

On view December 9, 2023 – January 6, 202