"Exhibition", KUMPAR RIMPANG_, Rhizomatic Roots, Yogyakarta_
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Curatorial Introduction | Artwork List | Special Presentation | Documentation

Rhizomatic Root Art Project Presentation


(exhibition, film screening, performance, lecture performance, graffiti jams, music showcase, exhibition tour, discussion and artist talk)

September 29th – November 26th, 2022
Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society
Jl. D.I. Panjaitan 41, Yogyakarta
10:00 am – 05:00 pm | Tuesday – Saturday

Opening :
Thursday, September 29th, 2022
07:00 pm

Special Presentation :
to be announched

Curator: Linda Mayasari

Exhibition Participants

  1. Engel Seran, Rhizome Artist from Belu, Atambua
  2. Ester Elisabeth Umbu Tara, Rhizome Artist from Kupang, NTT
  3. Remzky F. Nikijuluw, Rhizome Artist from Ambon
  4. Syamsul Arifin, Rhizome Artist from Sampang, Madura
  5. Suvi Wahyudianto, Rhizome Artist from Yogyakarta-Bangkalan, Madura
  6. Rahmadiyah Tria Gayathri, Rhizome Artist from Palu, Middle Sulawesi
  7. Tajriani Thalib, Rhizome Artist from Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi
  8. Arif Setiawan, Rhizome Artist from Pontianak, West Kalimantan
  9. Robby Ocktavian, Rhizome Artist from Samarinda, East Kalimantan
  10. Ipeh Nur, Rhizome Artist from Yogyakarta
  11. Ferial Afiff, Rhizome Artist from Bandung, West Java
  12. Riky Fernando, Rhizome Artist from Tanjungpinang, Riau Archipelago
  13. Cut Putri Ayasofia, Rhizome Artist from Aceh

Curatorial Introduction

We are friends but some of us have never seen each other yet. Through rhizomatic creeping rootstalk, wind, ocean waves, the vibration of the earth’s plates, messenger birds, the roar of machines, and digital communication devices, we often talk about the mysterious site maps we inherit. The maps that we have are in the form of percaments, strokes, passwords, sounds, and different kinds of smells. Surprisingly, despite the location that are in 13 different regions, the maps seem to refer to the same site. This site is not a physical location, but ‘a space’ whose size is difficult to measure. There, random things like strange memories, odd spells, tales of despots and messiahs, ghost stories, product reviews, music and film preferences, wishlists, appetite, drama scene, hoax, digital market and other things that are mixed up like experiences. Sometimes we need keyword to get them, just like when we browse something on the internet. While some of them just show-up like the pop-up ad spam.

On this site we were born and raised with a variety of values, rules, perspectives, imaginations, living technology, informations, and a sense of identity. Lining the times with historical period, we have marked, the site is in the range of our birth and growth when the New Order wore the breeches, overthrown by the reform movement, and political transition period that brought us to experience the different social landscape and historical contexts. We call it as the site of the post-1998 reform generation. When we aware as a person that has been formed on that sites, we learn to reread our experiences and living spaces, try to look at it from various perspectives, create new stories and mantras, formulate new values, connect the dot, and draw new sitemap.

What will you find in this presentation are traces of our learning process in the form of excerpts from the 13 projects of Rhizomatic Roots that we had held simultaneously starting April 2022 in our respective hometowns. Obviously we can’t bring it all here, because there are some parts that is hard to explain and move into the context of Yogyakarta space. We arrange this presentation like a playlist that you can experience directly with various modes that are played within the duration of presentation. Hopefully when the PLAYLIST is ON, the lantern wick that will light up our conversation space, will be BURNED (BAKAR MENYALA)

As part of Rhizomatic Archipelago, produced by Cemeti-Institute for Arts and Society (@cemeti.institute) with 13 Artists of Rhizomatic Archipelago 2019-2022, supported by The Next Generation programme -Prince Claus Fund (@princeclausfund)

Linda Mayasari

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