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Panel Discussion “The Memories Hurrying Home”

English | Indonesia How should we see art today? How does a young artist especially Indonesian young artist interprets two terms that are often used interchangeably- even inapproriately contradicted within a context; “a modern art and a contemporary art”?Can we see these two terms as a way of thinking that integrates each other rather than a method, medium, or a different approach as an attempt to expand a framework of art in depicting various social problems? Taking a symposium format that consists of two speeches and three panels, this program, as part of The Memories Hurying Home project, features a number several prominent speakers of fine art and social science. This discussion aims  to expose us to the artistic pursuit of today’s young artists. Based on the works of Suvi Wahyudianto exhibited in his solo exhibition entiled the Memories Hurrying Home, this symposium aims to map out the preferences, knowledge, concerns, expressions, orientation, style of exposition, and models that are engrained in the new works of contemporary artists. By engaging speakers from different background such …

Ngaji Bunyi – “Does Sound Matter?” #3

In this event, which also marks the final day of the exhibition, researcher M. Yaser Arafat will share his ongoing research into the influence of Arabic language and culture on Indonesian contemporary society, discussing on the recent wave of Arabic sound and its affect on our everyday lives. Meanwhile, media activists Pitra Hutomo and Abdus Somad will take Ngaji Bunyi’s subtitle ‘Does Sound Matter?’ into the polyphonic political realm, addressing the complex relation between sound, voice, power and resistance. The study session will be moderated by researcher and writer Irfan R. Darajat.

Ngaji Bunyi – “Does Sound Matter?” #2

Please join us on Monday at 15.00 hrs at Cemeti Institute for the second edition of Ngaji Bunyi–Does Sound Matter?, a series of three study sessions focussing on sound, initiated by artist Julian Abraham “Togar” in the context of his solo exhibition ~IIINNNGGG~ at Cemeti. The first Ngaji Bunyi-Does Sound Matter by Togar took place on 2 December 2018 at Masjid Jendral Sudirman, and can now be viewed in a video installation at Cemeti.

Ngaji Bunyi: “Does Sound Matter?”

Ngaji Bunyi – “Does Sound Matter?” is a study session by artist Julian Abraham ‘Togar’ in collaboration with Ketakmiran Masjid Jendral Sudirman and Uya Cipriano, which takes place at the Masjid Jendral Sudirman mosque. The main theme of this lecture, ‘Does sound matter?’, refers both to the immateriality of sound (in physics), to sound as material (in art) and its political implications in daily life.

The Nomad

In this talk, artist Arahmaiani will share her experience of working with the community of Lab, a village located on the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetan Plateau is a vulnerable site where climate change is urgently felt: it not only has the richest biodiversity in the world, it is also referred to as the “Water Tower” of Asia as more than 2 million people live of the water that rises in it, plus it is known as the “Third Pole” or one of the largest ice fields on the planet. Melting glaciers and permafrost cause local floods and mudflows, while a vision of the plateau drying up in 2030 looms as a very real possibility.