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27

Aug

Bangkok Art Biennale

A glimpse of some of the artworks by Heri Dono, an Indonesian born artist, best recognised for his critic on socio-political upheaval caused by poor governance of tyrannical political figureheads recently stated that ‘while people are struggling to the pursuit of happiness, they have been forgetting that they can reach it by living their life with inspiration, imagination, and art. The power of art will show them how to live their life happily.’ A bold and inspirational statement from a man who is known for creating works that supersede the intensity of his words with a passion for stimulating your thoughts and feelings through his expressive communications in contemporary art. Stay tuned for what he has in store for you at the bangkok art biennale 2018.

 

For more informations :http://www.bkkartbiennale.com/

05

Jul

Pathos of the Fringes Group Exhibition at Jeonbuk Museum of Art

Photos by Dong Jo Chang

Photos by Dong Jo Chang

Photos by Dong Jo Chang

05

Jul

Pathos of the Fringes Group Exhibition at Jeonbuk Museum of Art

Pathos of the fringes
  • 2018-07-03 ~ 2018-09-09
  • is an exhibition that converges the contemporary art of Yogyakarta of Indonesia that takes pride in its high level of free spirits and Jeonbuk contemporary art of Korea with elegance. The exhibition entails the pathos of fringes, which are the source of creativity and liveliness, and artistic sentiment and passion. “Fringes” is space that continues to with a sense of dynamics and life force, while struggling against the hardened core. “Pathos” represent sentiment, collision and passion.

    The art gallery has paid attention to Asia for last three years through “Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition”. On a bigger frame, the gallery is rolling out “Asia Jidori Project”. This project is an aggressive initiative where Jeonbuk artists are sent off to other regions in Asia and bring in Asian artists to Jeonbuk for enhancing interaction and relations, while clarifying the diversity in Asia contemporary art that is deep and diverse and delving into the modern conditions into art.

    This year, we concentrated on Indonesia’s contemporary art. Jeonbuk Museum of Art visited many workrooms of Yogyakarta of Indonesia to encounter the genuine eyes of artists with high level of free spirits and life force and their artworks. Among them, eight successful artists like Heri Dono, Nasirun and Entang Wiharso were invited. They authentically convey somewhat mixed Yogyakarta’s cultural conditions. The project was partaken by young Jeonbuk artists that have been recruited through pre-challenge. They include; Lee Joonghee who is artistic Mandara-oriented yet is global, Hong Sunkii who reveals the scars derived from the social injustice, and Kim Byunghul who brings up a small light of hope in a layman through experiential installment art.

    Both Korea and Indonesia share the same pain as the countries that greeted the modern era as colonized countries due to imperialism supremacy. The process of modernization shook up hugely. In such a whirlpool of convulsion, we somewhat neglected Asia and failed to deep dive into ourselves. Through exhibition, we hope that one would expand their scope of thoughts as they collide against the disparity in their fixed ideas that are prent inside them. In addition, one should enjoy the pathos of Asian contemporary art that is rising up high.

 

For more information :

https://www.jma.go.kr/english/SubPage.php?CID=pages/exhibition.php&sselect=&stext=&page=3

23

Jun

Kochi Muziris Biennale: First Artist Announcement

Kochi's Raintrees on a monsoon evening.

It is with great excitement that the Kochi Biennale Foundation announces the first list of participating artists for the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

In its title, the Biennale is an invocation of the latent cosmopolitan spirit of the contemporary metropolis, Kochi, as well as its mythical past—the ancient port of Muziris, a centre of trade and cultural exchange that is still an active archaeological site. In spirit, the Biennale seeks to explore resonances of this past alongside the pluralities of the present in the current global context to posit alternatives to dominant political and cultural discourses. Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an invitation of dialogue for new aesthetics and politics—rooted in its socio-geographical setting, but receptive to winds blowing in from other worlds.

The fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is curated by eminent artist Anita Dube. Her appointment as curator, unanimously decided upon by an Artistic Advisory Committee put together by the Kochi Biennale Foundation at the beginning of last year, stays with the Biennale’s tradition of being an exhibition helmed by an art practitioner.

On curating an exhibition of this scale, Dube notes: “My earliest intuitive vision for this edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale to explore the possibilities for a non-alienated life has remained with me. The need to listen, think, and learn with each other, particularly voices from the margins—of women, of the queer community, the oppressed castes, the whispers and signs of nature—with a spirit of freedom and comradeship is vital. In both the exhibition and the carefully designed interactive spaces, I hope the incredible range of exhibiting artists and visitors will become active participants and co-producers of the Biennale as a knowledge laboratory.”

As part of her research and curatorial process, Dube visited a total of 29 countries where she was hosted by a wide array of arts institutions and independent supporters of the Biennale. Her artist list, a selection of whom are announced here, reflects the dynamic range of practises and conversations she shared along the way.

ARTISTS

Aernout Mik (Netherlands), Akram Zaatari (Lebanon), Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (India/US), Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand), B.V. Suresh(India), Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroon), EB Itso (Denmark), Goshka Macuga(Poland), Guerrilla Girls (USA), Heri Dono (Indonesia), Ines Doujak + John Barker (Austria + UK), Jitish Kallat (India), Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (Vietnam), Madhvi Parekh (India), Marlene Dumas (Netherlands), Nilima Sheikh (India), Pangrok Sulap (Malaysia), PR Satheesh (India), Prabhakar Pachpute (India),Rana Hamadeh (Lebanon), Rina Banerjee (India), Santu Mofokeng (South Africa), Shilpa Gupta (India), Shirin Neshat (Iran), Shubigi Rao (India), Song Dong (China), Sue Williamson (South Africa), Sunil Gupta + Charan Singh(India), Tania Bruguera (Cuba), Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland), VALIE EXPORT (Austria), Vipin Dhanurdharan (India), Vivian Caccuri (Brazil), Walid Raad (Lebanon), William Kentridge (South Africa)

 

For more information :

http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org/

05

Jun

Shooting and interview with some friends

Interview and shooting by art institution, researcher and some writers.

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08

May

ARTJOG 2018 | ENGLIGHTENMENT

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For more informations :

www.artjog.co.id

17

Apr

Solo Show by Bambang Herras, officiated by Heri Dono

Please come and join us tomorrow!

Mangsi Mili

Solo Show by Bambang Herras

Officiated by Heri Dono

at Pelataran Djoko Pekik, Wednesday April 18, at 7 pm

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