Moving Images from Indonesia
December 10th 2011, 2-7 pm Lecture and video programme
, curated by Katerina Valdivia Bruch as part of the sessions ‘Curating in Asia’ of the exhibition The Global Contemporary - Art Worlds After 1989.
lectures by Katerina Valdivia Bruch, Agung Hujatnika and Krisna Murti,
as well as video works by Wimo Ambala Bayang, Reza ‘Asung’ Afisina,
Muhammad Akbar, Nala Atmowiloto, Ariani Darmawan, Yusuf Ismail, Krisna
Murti, Eko Nugroho, Anggun Priambodo, Rani Ravenina, Prilla Tania, Ari
Satria Darma, Wok The Rock and Tintin Wulia.
Temporary presentation of video works in the exhibition, studio at MNK (1st floor), from December 9th, 2011 – January 8th, 2012
use of video for artistic purposes in Indonesia dates back to the early
nineties when the pioneers Krisna Murti, Teguh Ostentrik and Heri Dono
began to experiment with video in order to expand the scope of their
artistic creations. However, the influence of video in Indonesian
contemporary art is not only the result of an innovation within the
artistic field, it is rather a critical positioning towards
entertainment industry and, above all, a critique of television.
the downfall of Suharto’s regime (also known as Era Reformasi, from
1998), thanks to the freedom of opinion, the primarily socially
oriented focus shifted to more personal and playful works. This second
and younger generation of video makers grew up with both television and
internet, music videos and the use of mobile devices. Since then,
initiatives related to video art and video activism appeared and
experiments with video technology spread across the artistic scene.
than a historical introduction, the talk of Katerina Valdivia Bruch
will give an insight about video activism and artists’ initiatives that
work researching, documenting and disseminating information about video
in Indonesia. Furthermore, the artist Krisna Murti will speak about the
specificity of Indonesia’s video art scene in the context of Southeast
Asia. Following this, the curator Agung Hujatnika will give a review of
the OK. Video - Jakarta International Video Festival
, a biannual event
that takes place in the capital city since 2003, and will talk about
the significance of this event for the art scene in Indonesia.
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