"Exhibition", Exploring Farmer Groups JOGJA X FUKUDA
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“Exploring Farmer Groups Jogja X Fukuda” Exhibition

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Curatorial Introduction | Artwork List | Documentation | Artist’s Biography

Exhibition of Workshop Results

Exploring Farmer Groups Jogja X Fukuda

6 August – 3 September 2022
Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society
Jl. D.I. Panjaitan 41, Yogyakarta
10:00 – 17:00 | Tuesday – Saturday

5 August – 4 September / 29 September – 6 November 2022
Site C of Shodoshima, Asia Art platform 424, Kou, Fukuda, Shiroshita-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa, 761-4402 Japan
09:00 – 15:00 | Monday – Sunday

Curtaor: Linda Mayasari

Exhibition Participants
Artist (project initiator): Anang Saptoto (Panen Apa Hari Ini)
Workshop Participants: HIKARI Miyashita, NAOKO Miyashita, HARUTO Miyashita, RAITO Yamashita, ISSA Kasai, YUKAKO Kasai

Curatorial Introduction

In the afternoon on different days, two Yogyakarta farmer groups rolled out floor mats. Ingkung ayam (stewed a whole chicken with spices and coconut milk, a Javanese traditional dish that is served for ritual or ceremonies), stewed vegetables, and special homemade chili paste were ready in the Shinta Mina’s serving hood. Fried catfish, stewed vegetables with peanut sauce, salted eggs, and spice-flavored fruit salad were served at Melati Green. Everyone sat on the mats, enjoying the food from the earth gratefully. The event was not an usual ceremony. It was a special ceremony to welcome guests from afar, they were farmers and fishermen from Fukuda, Shodoshima, Japan, who visited the two Yogyakarta farmer groups virtually. Even though it was mediated by the zoom from the smartphone and the language interpretation by our friend Tomomi Yokosuka, the meeting was warm and fun. They were talking about foodstuffs, spices, dishes, types of fruit and vegetables that grow in their respective villages, while enjoying the food and drink. The event occurred during virtual tours that brought together Shinta Mina and Melati Green farmer groups from Yogyakarta with farmers and fishers from Fukuda, Shodoshima, on July 4 and 5, 2022. Just like a ritual of “wiwitan tandur” (seed planting ritual in Java), this event became “wiwitan” (the beginning) of the art project “Exploring the Group Tani Jogja x Fukuda” initiated by Anang Saptoto with his platform Pari, for Fukutake House Asia Art Platform, Setouchi Triennale 2022.

Anang and Pari often connect the disconnected -at least for things generally considered disconnected in our art scene today- such as contemporary art and agriculture. This time, Anang connects many things, including farmer groups from Yogyakarta and Fukuda, food source maps of Yogyakarta and Fukuda, artist-style photography and Fukuda citizen photography, Cemeti’s gallery in Yogyakarta and Matsumoto House in Fukuda, Shodoshima. The entire process of meeting between Yogyakarta and Fukuda farmer groups is woven with artistic approaches, such as design practices, photography, videos, and events.

In this process, Anang harvested surprises and challenges, especially from a series of virtual photography workshops of food source and collage workshops with Fukuda residents. The photos taken by the workshop participants depicted not only Fukuda’s food sources but feelings about the Fukuda people’s relationship with the land and the sea. In addition, the manual photographic collages made by the workshop participants are very explorative and serve imaginative visual stories about the relationship between humans, plants, fish, land, and the sea. Anang was also challenged to get out of his practice of making photographic collages digitally. Anang and the residents of Fukuda created collages by cutting and pasting pictures from prints of agriculture photos they took in their respective hometowns. These collages, photography, and video recordings of events from the Yogyakarta and Fukuda farmer group meetings were framed into parallel exhibitions at the Cemeti-Institute for Arts and Society in Yogyakarta and Matsumoto House in Fukuda, Shodoshima. Experiencing this project presentation both in Yogyakarta and Fukuda, we will get the energy of the “Communal Spirits” to rebuild our sense of connectedness, rethink our practice of sustainability, and co-existence with everything in the surrounding environment in a more grounded way.

Linda Mayasari

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Artwork List

Farm Photo Hunting in Yogyakarta and Fukuda

Melati Green, Yogyakarta City Farmer Group
by Anang Saptoto

While visiting the Melati Green farmer group, we were guided through small alleys to see the group’s lands spread in several places. Starting from rabbit farms, plantations, to places where liquid organic fertilizer and compost are made. Along the way, we also saw the process of transplanting plants, making liquid organic fertilizer, and tasting various field products and processed dishes produced by the group. The fruit salad has a very fresh spice taste and the fried catfish is delicious and savory.

Shinta Mina, Yogyakarta City Farmer Group
by Anang Saptoto

The location of the women’s farmer group Shinta Mina is interesting because in the middle of a dense residential area, the group’s land is close to a fairly large rice field. This oldest farmer group in Yogyakarta focuses on using limited land in managing their crops. In addition to the various vegetables and fruits they grow (there are also rosella flowers), we were also invited to see where the KOHE (Animal Manure) fertilizer is produced. Our visit there closed with a group meal together. Ingkung ayam (stewed a whole chicken with spices and coconut milk, a Javanese traditional dish that is served for ritual or ceremonies) is the main menu accompanied by a very delicious chili sauce.

Hashimoto-san’s Field
by Issa Kasai


This is Hashimoto-san’s field. Hashimoto-san and his wife grow a lot of vegetables. For example, you can harvest bitter gourds, eggplants, and malabar spinaches.

Ton-chan’s Farm
by Naoko Miyashita


This is Ton-chan’s farm.Ton-chan plants various vegetables every season. If she can’t eat it with her family, she shares some vegetables with her friends. This summer, I got cucumbers, tomatoes and corn. It was delicious!

Raito’s Grandma’s Field
by Raito Yamashita


This is my grandma’s field. My grandma waters her field every day. In summer, you can get cucumbers and tomatoes.

Hikari and Haruto’s Grandma’s Field
by Haruto Miyashita


This is the field next to my house. My grandma grows different vegetables every season.

Fisherman’s Wharf
by Yukako Kasai


This is a fishing port. Fishermen from Fukuda return from fishing and ship their fish here. You can catch different types of fish every season. Now, you can find Hagi, Akou, etc. in fishing nets.

Goto-san’s Olive Trees
by Hikari Miyashita


This is Goto-san’s olive groves. In this field, there are some trees that Goto-san’s children planted when they entered elementary school, and some young trees that were planted recently. Goto-san takes good care of all trees.

Photo Collage Result from Virtual Workshop

Melati Green’s Prayer Series and Shinta Mina’s Prayer Series
by Anang Saptoto

Digital scan of photography handmade collage
70 x 100 cm

Manual Photo Collage Workshop Results

Facilitated by :
Anang Saptoto

Workshop Participants :
Hikari Miyashita
Naoko Miyashita
Raito Yamashita
Haruto Miyashita
Issa Kasai
Yukako Kasai

Digital scan of photography handmade collage
70 x 100 cm

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Opening Documentation

Photos Documentation of opening Exploring Farmer Groups Jogja X Fukuda Exhibition, 6 August 2022, Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society. (Photos : Syahidin Pamungkas)

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Artist’s Biography

Anang Saptoto is an artist, designer, and activist living in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He completed his education at the Visual Communication Design Department, Yogyakarta Vision Design Academy (2000-2005), and at the Television Department, Faculty of Record Media Arts, Yogyakarta Indonesian Art Institute (2002-2009). His collaborative practice focuses on ecology and social change, using art as a tool to question and open new possibilities. He often supports environmental, human rights movements and collaborates with children, schools, disabled communities, and social organizations. Interaction, building solidarity, and collaboration are methods he considers to be very important for his work. Starting in 2020, he became a collective director of MES 56. At the end of 2020, Anang received support from UN-HABITAT to develop an art and agriculture project (Panen apa hari ini) as an effort for the food movement in the pandemic era. At the end of 2021, Anang received SEED AWARDS The Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam for 100 world artists.


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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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