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Ataraxia Art Exhibition
Ataraxia Art Exhibition

Ataraxia - is a Greek term first used in Ancient Greek philosophy by Pyrrho and subsequently Epicurus and the Stoics for a lucid state of robust equanimity ("unperturbedness", "equanimity", or "tranquility") characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry.

Ataraxia is a sense of balance and calm, especially in times of uncertainty and crisis. In ancient times, Ataraxia was often used to describe the ideal state of mind of a soldier going into battle. The concept of Ataraxia was first used in a philosophical context by Pyrrho (365–275 BC), a Greek philosopher. Pyrrho was traveling on a ship when a storm struck. His fellow passengers were frightened and stressed as the enermous waves tossed the ship about. But Pyrrho remained calm and composed as he watched a pig on the boat eating away blissfully. Everybody, including the animals onboard had no control over the situation. However, different states of mind, is what discriminated their reaction to the very same situation. Pyrrho had supposedly developed his ideas from Indian philosophers while traveling with Alexander the Great's army as it conquered eastward. 

This story of Pyrrho on the ship is fitting for modern times too. Now, more than ever, when we are facing a global crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic having taken the world by storm, we are against the - ATARAXIA ART EXHIBITION pandemic. The economic and social impact has been enormous, plans have fallen apart, and we have no sight of its end either. In these uncertain times, by taming our troubled mind sand seeking Ataraxia, even as the world around us troubles itself, we'll achieve happier lives for ourselves and those around us. Art for one is a direct path to Ataraxia.

In this event titled 'Ataraxia', MayinArt Gallery presents a curated selection of artworks that promises to elevate the energy and beauty of your living and working spaces. 

Our talented artists include Indonesian master artist, Nasirun, along with award-wining and prominent artists: Adhik Kristiantoro, AT Sitompul, Dodi Irwandi, Ekwan Marianto, Elisa Faustina, Fatoni Muktorodi, Fery Eka Chandra, Godek Mintorogo, Hono Sun, Irwan Guntarto, Irwanto Lentho, NATUraja, Irwan Sukendra, Ismanto Wahyudi, Januri, Lukman, M Ihsan, Mayek Prayitno, Meistoria Ve, Mulyo Gunarso, Nugroho Heri Cahyono, Ramadhyan Putri Pertiwi, Ratih Alsaira, Refijon, Reza Prastica, Riki Antoni, Riri Suheri, Soneo Santoso, Sri Pramono, Sriyadi Srinthil, Suryadi, Suryo, Ulil Gama, Uswarman

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Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
28 Oct - 07 Nov 2020
Ataraxia Art Exhibition
Ataraxia Art Exhibition
Ataraxia is a sense of balance and calm, especially in times of uncertainty and crisis. In ancient times, Ataraxia was often used to describe the ideal state of mind of a soldier going into battle.