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Lihat! Video art from Indonesia

Curated by Katerina Valdivia Bruch

Exhibition in Guanajuato and León, Mexico

The exhibition Lihat! (which means look, see, watch in Indonesian language) highlights experimental, but also socio-politically oriented video works. It is an overview of some of the latest video art productions in Indonesia since 2001 until the present.

The exhibition is about current established and emerging Indonesian video artists and comprises works that have been selected in the cities of Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bandung. One part of the exhibition is dedicated to the OK! Video Festival, a biannual event dedicated to video, held in Jakarta since 2003.

Artists presented in León at gallery Jesús Gallardo:

Nindityo Adipurnomo
Wimo Ambala Bayang
Reza 'Asung' Afisina
Muhammad Akbar
Nala Atmowiloto
Henry Foundation
Andry Mochammad
Krisna Murti
Eko Nugroho
Anggun Priambodo
Prilla Tania
Ari Satria Darma
Wok The Rock
Tintin Wulia

In Guanajuato, the exhibition will take place at Plaza de las Artes. This part of the exhibition includes a selection from OK! Video Festival. The selection of videos has been done in collaboration with Ade Darmawan and Hafiz, from ruangrupa.

Screening: April 23rd, 2010, 8 pm
Plaza de las Artes, Guanajuato

Opening: April 29th, 2010, 8 pm
Exhibition until July 11th, 2010
Gallery Jesús Gallardo, León

Galería Jesús Gallardo
Videosala y sala blanco y negro
Pedro Moreno 202, esquina Hermanos Aldama
Centro Histórico, León. Gto.
C.P. 37000

Parallel programme:

April 22nd, 5 pm

Conference on artists´s initiatives and the video art scene in Indonesia by Katerina Valdivia Bruch in the context of the First Art and Culture Symposium, organised by the University of Guanajuato.

The talk will give a short introduction on the origins of video art in Indonesia, focussing on the first installation works, which included video. Later on, it will give an overview on some artists´s initiatives dedicated to video and focus on the OK! Video Festival.


Universidad de Guanajuato
Lascurain de Retana 5
C.P. 36000
Guanajuato, Gto. México

With kind support from Goethe Institute´s curators programme and ruangrupa

[ Curatorial text (in Spanish)]

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