Courtesy of the artist
Voisins 2017,Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours Chaptel, mixed media installation
Born in Indonesia. Lives and works in Montreal (Quebec) and Bali (Indonesia).
Bayuaji wants to build a strong body of work, for the Symposium, in with doors that not only focus on the brighter sides of immigration but also illuminate some of the many challenges that we are still facing in our embrace of diversity. He wishes to transform his contemporary sculpture practice into a discourse on adaptation, using the potency of the materials to create a language.
Drawings, paintings and some original door parts collected from various places in the world will be attached to three imitations of door panels. The ready-made objects he will integrate on the panels’ surfaces will be displayed in the studio to look like an installation. They are objects that can attract the visitor’s attention and might trigger a conversation. Through his “doors” the artist wants to share stories he and the visitors have experienced.