There’s a Fun in Funeral is a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Agan Harahap.
Responding to the challenges brought about by the pandemic, Agan Harahap created a new series of works which explores the absurdity of our new reality. Juxtaposing various images from his archives and those procured from the web, Agan composed photographs of disturbing scenarios that strangely exude beauty and serenity.
“One morning a few months ago, I accidentally came across a viral meme on social media that read: “There’s an over in lover, there’s an end in friend, and THERE’S A FUN IN FUNERAL.” Suddenly, I felt that this meme, which sounded trivial and random, was somehow relevant to our conditions today. How can anyone have fun when others are mourning? Perhaps it sounds rude and uncivilized, but in this condition now, I can understand that one’s sense of selfishness is actually fundamental in creating a resistance. When someone is able to find something that they feel is ‘fun’ even in the midst of mourning, we can say that they are in their own reality that is different from the social reality around them.”
— Agan Harahap, 2021
Venue: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road, #01-34. Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
When: 24 Apr - 30 May 2021,
Venue/Organizer: Mizuma Gallery