Location: Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society
Date: October 3 – 5, 2017
Hours: 12:00 – 20:00
Jalan Memutar [“Detour”]
Zine printing office and one-day exhibition by RAR Editions
Tuesday, October 3 & Wednesday, October 4
12:00 – 17:00 : Exhibition tour and zine production
Thursday, October 5
09:00 – 20:00 : Exhibition
19:00 – Till End : Launch of zines by Barasub, Arum Dayu, Alwan Brilian & Tyassanti, Faida Rachma, Syalendra R and Ceasar Shidoi, Yonaz Kristy, RAR Editions
& Dismanteling the printing studio with coffee brew by Muhammad Bigoth and music by Babibosok, KLVDN (Bali)
The three-day project Jalan Memutar by design and publishing collective RAR Editions starts from the idea that archiving is the backbone of any art space as it goes beyond the often-temporary nature of exhibitions. For the past few weeks, RAR have spent time in Cemeti’s extensive poster archive. To announce their exhibitions, Cemeti produced and distributed a poster (and still does). With each poster, RAR particularly look at Cemeti’s name (which has changed four times in its existence), the year of the exhibition, the age of artist whose work was presented and the number of times each artist exhibited at Cemeti.
This research has resulted in Jalan Memutar a three-part project for which RAR redesigned and (screen) printed a selection of posters from Cemeti’s archive, which will be displayed in the gallery and will afterwards be delivered to the artists whose exhibition the original poster announced, functioning as an invitation after the fact. The second element is an imaginative historical timeline of Cemeti, comparing the age and works produced by artists who exhibited at Cemeti with young collectives invited to the exhibition The First Political Space Called Home, as a way to underline Cemeti’s founding principle as a space where young artists can experiment. This launch event is furthermore an opportunity for RAR to utilize Cemeti to legitimize itself as a collective focussing on design and independent publishing.
This event is part of the exhibition Ruang Politik Pertama Bernama Rumah [“The First Political Space Called Home”], a project initiated by artist Dito Yuwono for which he has invited five Yogyakarta based collectives to collaborate, namely Barasub, Laras, RAR Editions, Sewon Screening and Studio Batu. This exhibition is part of Cemeti’s Maintenance Works program (January 2017-June 2018).
RAR Editions is the name of an independent zine that was founded in 2012. Since 2015, RAR Editions works collectively as an art collective, design studio, and independent publishing house. This division accommodates the background and interests of each member as well as the publics RAR works with.