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Ghost Light

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Ghost Light

Timoteus Anggawan Kusno‘s Solo Exhibition

Curator :

Manshur Zikri

June 16th – July 24th 2021

Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society

Teks Pengantar

The solo exhibition of Timoteus Anggawan Kusno (Angga), Ghost Light, presents a number of works, including video, sculptures, and other objects that are made and assembled in the form of installations in a dark room (blackbox) with a layout that builds a dramaturgical atmosphere as well as a filmic perception.

Some works remind us of the character of the spaces of today’s life, others spark imaginations related to myths, as well as things that seem foreign, but tickle us with alluring poetic expressions. The video work, in particular, presents a story that unravels the process of creating the story itself. After all, the representation of objects in the video and real objects outside of it reflects and communicates to each other, implying an imaginary relationship that pervades the internal environment of the exhibition we are going to surround.

The curatorial basis of this exhibition is the artist’s desire to express his interludial moment of a long process of using the textual medium in exploring the potentiality of fiction as a technique for deconstructing the history. Simultaneously, Ghost Light shows the parallelity of the artist’s evolving artistic method; his text-based archival processing is substituted by exposing the production background to play with the liminality between fiction, history, imagination, memory, and reality, as well as the actual process to respond to these five things.

As an antithesis to his method mentioned above, Ghost Light is a collection of acts and stanzas, with the intention of showing the search for schemes that re-questions the conventional structure of what is fiction and non-fiction. This exhibition becomes a laboratory with a new experimental mode that tries to displace the inevitability of text-based materials with action-oriented material construction, which shifts the cerebral approach, and emphasizes feeling rather than sighting. 

Therefore, the presentation of this exhibition deliberately reveals the production aspects of several works to provoke the beholders’ physical sensibility, as well as their imagination of “space of tableau” and “tableau of space”, and offers a kind of “metadramatic” style of expression upon the elucidation of “metafiction”.*

Manshur Zikri


Wednesday, July 16th 2021 | 6:30 – 8 pm

*Limited to 35 person via registration.

Daily Visit

June 17th – July 24th 2021

Tuesday – Saturday | 11 am – 4:30 pm

4 sessions per day (except July 16th 2021 only 2 sessions)

*Closed on July 20th, 2021.
*Limited to 10 person per session via registration.

Public Discussion

*To be confirmed

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Panduan Kunjungan

Please read carefully our health protocols before registering a visit.


Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society will reopen on 9 April – 7 May 2021 for Gegerboyo’s Solo Exhibition: GAPURA BUWANA. The safety and well-being of our visitors, artists, partners, and Cemeti team is our highest priority. Cemeti will be following the local health authorities’ guidelines to minimize the effects of this Covid-19 pandemic. The following are health and safety measures we have taken and put in place for our Cemeti team, artists, partners, and visitors.

We want to let you know that Cemeti team who are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 are required to remain at home and must take a Rapid or PCR/Swab test. Those who have traveled to other cities will be required to self isolate and go through a Rapid /Swab test to ensure no infection before returning to work.


Tuesday – Saturday

11 am – 4:30 pm

Registration is required for entry, and all visitors must diligently adhere to health precautions. Please register at least 1 day in advance.


To manage the number of visitors inside the gallery, we have divided the time of visit into 4 sessions scheduled every open day, with access limited to 10 persons at a time as bellow:

11 am – 12am | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | 2 pm – 3 pm | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm 

June 17th – July 24th 2021 | Tuesday – Saturday

Closed on July 20th 2021

4 sessions per day (except July 16th 2021 only 2 sessions)


If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are not feeling well, please postpone your visit until you are feeling better or until you are symptom-free.


  • Parking Area: Motorbike at Cemeti’s parking area, Car at the roadside around Cemeti. 
  • Cemeti’s front door will remain closed. The entrance will be on the left side of a building.

Safety Features

  • Please follow directions from the Cemeti team. 
  • Temperature checks with a forehead scanner prior to entering the building. If you receive a reading of 100.4 °F / 38 °C or higher, we will regrettably have to deny entry into the Gallery to avoid risk of transmission. 
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer before entering the gallery. A handwashing station and hand sanitizer are available at entrances.
  • Face coverings are required for all visitors over the age of two, and must be worn for the duration of your visit.
  • Maintain physical distancing. Keep at least six feet from others. 
  • We have significantly increased the frequency and extent of cleaning at the gallery. All surfaces, handles, and other areas that may be touched by visitors and staff are cleaned daily during exhibitions.
  • No direct physical contact with the artworks to prevent transmission of the COVID-19.


All visitor’s ID/Passport will be stored securely for no less than 1 month after the exhibition closes and in accordance with the requirements of Yogyakarta Governor Regulation No.77 of 2020. ID/Passport that is not required anymore will be disposed of securely.

Please click the blue button below to register:

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Dokumentasi Ghost Light

Working Process Documentation

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Biografi Seniman

Artist’s Biography

Timoteus Anggawan Kusno (b. 1989) is an artist who composes his works in  various medium including installations, drawings, videos. He renders narratives which stretch in the liminality of fiction and history, imagination and memory. Through his works and projects, Kusno draws the questions on the coloniality of power and what are left unseen.  Along with his artistic practice, since 2013, he has been developing Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies (CTRS), a (fictional) institution which conducts experimental studies on a “(lost) territory” in the Dutch East Indies called Tanah Runcuk, involving historians, ethnographers, fellow artists, curators and writers. He lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The artist’s personal website can be accessed at https://www.takusno.com/.

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Cemeti – Institut untuk Seni dan Masyarakat (sebelumnya ‘Galeri Cemeti’, kemudian ‘Rumah Seni Cemeti’) adalah platform tertua seni kontemporer di Indonesia, didirikan di Yogyakarta tahun 1988 oleh Mella Jaarsma dan Nindityo Adipurnomo. Cemeti menawarkan platform bagi seniman dan praktisi kebudayaan untuk mengembangkan, menyajikan, dan mempraktikkan aktivitas mereka lewat kolaborasi bersama kurator, peneliti, aktivis, penulis dan performer, serta komunitas lokal di Yogyakarta.

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