The online exhibition Rejuvenating Hope features works curated by Jakarta-based celebrity chef and restaurateur, Adhika Maxi. Maxi is known for his extraordinary cuisine, playfully juxtapositioning local and western ingredients and techniques Since 2010, Adhika Maxi, alongside award winning pastry chef Karen Carlotta, has provided private dining services to the Jakarta’s top-tier entrepreneurs, celebrities, socialites, and passionate foodies through AMKC Private Dining. His latest project in 2016, AMKC ATELIER, reflects an utmost attention to boutique dining.
Maxi has chosen to showcase works by Erizal As, Mangu Putra, and Yunizar – Indonesian artists whose works he finds strikingly and unapologetically tell us who the artists are. Like these works, Maxi holds no reservations – bold and direct as he speaks of the tastes and flavors of the dishes and artworks he finds himself drawn to, and his journey from private chef to art connoisseur.
They say ‘cooking is an art’ , and for Maxi, art is a large inspiration for the dishes he creates, as he states “I think someone who loves art loves to eat well”. For him, food and art go hand in hand – a dinner with friends, or a visit to a gallery – bring forward positive feelings of a better time, where even if only for a while, allows us to forget about the turmoil of the present and rejuvenate hope for a brighter future.
When: 16 Oct - 16 Nov 2020,
By: Gajah Gallery