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Photography Exhibition Art Deco Kiwari: An Effort towards Preventing a Historical Amnesia

There are many ways to regain public awareness about the history of their city. One of them is through creating art events. This is what Roemah Seni Sarasvati aims to do, by organizing a photography exhibition titled Art Deco Kiwari. The exhibition, which was organized in conjunction with the inauguration of Roemah Seni Sarasvati, was...

Young Curator’s Forum, An Effort in Expanding Discourse and Regeneration

The Indonesian art sphere is still regarded as lacking curatorial infrastructure that is crucial in supporting the development of art. Compared with the position of the artist, curatorial work in the Indonesian art world is currently remains in its early stages. A regeneration of curators is needed to balance out artistic production and the...

Exploring the Meaning of a Broom

Eleven young artists from Bandung were challenged to create works from a spoken agreement of taking up a theme from a banal object, which they turned into something meaningful. Creativity does not necessarily come from grand and fantastic things. Things and events that are considered unimportant, insignificant, and banal may also be a source of...

Is there a Future for Glass Painting from Cirebon

Once sacred, now glass painting from Cirebon is considered as nothing more than cheap craft. Bentara Budaya Jakarta (BBJ) organized the exhibition “Cultural Heritage, Wangsa Cerbon-Dermayu” on 13-23 June 2013, which showed masks, pottery, batik, wayang, and glass painting. Its historical background shows that the glass painting of Cerbon and Dermayu was initially meant for...

Dear Curator Curate Me: One Exhibition, Multiple Readings

A project by the Philippine artist, Kristoffer Ardeña, that sought to answer questions dealing with the relationships between curators, artists, and the galleries that manage them. "You might ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search." (Rick...