Biennale Forum

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DAY ONE, November 17, 2015
9.30 am – 01.00 pm
Societet Militer, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta,
Jalan Sriwedani 1, Yogyakarta

Public Lecture: Nicolas Bourriaud

Equator Symposium (ES) conducts a VIRAL session within the Biennale Forum that invites Nicolas Bourriaud to talk about the basis thinking of altermodern, a concept that he proposed and executed in Tate Triennale 2009, UK. In early 1990s, Bourriaud coined the term relational aesthetic (a term that is now commonity uded to categorize artistic practices that involved people). ES interested in looking into altermodern as an experienced based and critical development of relational aesthetic. NB was the Director of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts until July 2015, an art school in Paris, France.

DAY TWO, November 18, 2015
Concert Hall, Post-Graduate Building of Indonesian Institute of the Arts,
Jl. Suryodiningratan, Yogyakarta

Biennale as Platform for Cultural Exchange
10.00 am – 01.00 pm

Speaker: Vera Mey (KH-NZ)
With her extensive working experience in some cultural exchange projects, Vera Mey will speak on the phenomenon of working on residency and collaboration projects in South East Asia. While Biennales become more and more site for artistic production, collaboration and exchange, there are many other platforms offered in region for those activities. Vera will explores on the small scale institution and how their strategy on the creating more equal and more open intervention.

Speaker: Jannice Kim* (KR)
Jannice Kim shares her experience working in South Korea art scene where international projects and exchanges are encouraged strongly by the government. There are many international shows and residencies program, that aim to connect local scene and global society. Why Korean government insists to support cultural exchange in wide level? How the government organizations work with local organizations and other institutions, either established ones nor alternatives to open up collaborations? What are these programs benefited to society in general, and for the arts community in more particular context?

Jannice Kim opens Art+Lounge Dibang dan Cottonseed in Mullae Art Village pada 2010. She brought Cottonseed to Gillman Barrack in 2002 to introduce South Korean artists to South East Asian public and visa versa.

Speaker: Agung Hujatnika (ID)
Agung Hujatnika worked on Jakarta Biennale 2009, titled Arena where he invited artists who were participating in residency programs and international shows in South East Asia. In 2013, he curated Jogja Biennale 2012 where he focused on the idea of mobility. He shares his insights on the notion of mobility and how Indonesian artists are involved in the rapid movement of global mobility in the last decade and how those movements contributes to the development of cultural sector in Indonesia, and how he sees these issues in context of South East Asia.

Agung Hujatnika Jennong is a curator and lecturer. He was curator for Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung dan had curated numerous exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad. He was associate curator for three editions of Singapore Biennale, and was curator for Jakarta Biennale (2009) and Biennale Jogja (2014).

DAY THREE, November 19, 2015
Concert Hall, Post-Graduate Building of Indonesian Institute of the Arts,
Jl. Suryodiningratan, Yogyakarta

Lecture: Mami Kataoka (JP)
10.00 am – 11.00 am

Mami Kataoka has curated many different projects involving artists with various artistic approaches, from object based installations, relational aesthetic methods, and many others. Some of her recent shows, for example with Lee Ming Wei and Dinh Q Lee, most used approaches that created new social relationship, either between artists and communities, artists and audiences, artists and artists, and many others. She will present these projects to see the possibilities of art projects to create a productive social interventions.

Panel Discussion
11.00 am – 01.00 pm

Syafiatudina (ID)
Recently, Syafiatudina works on some projects that strongly based on the notion of collaborations, social interventions, and how arts enable communities to define their spaces and everyday life. Her long term project, Made in Commons, presented in Amsterdam and Yogyakarta, are interesting example to discuss how commons or mutual co-creation had become important fundament for art projects. What is the challenges of working on this kind of approach in the context of contemporary arts in Yogyakarta?

Joned Suryatmoko (ID)
As a theater director, Joned Suryatmoko has been working with many different collaborators to realize his artistic ideas. He introduced various new approaches in the field of theater to public in Yogyakarta, so watching a play is not simply coming to a theater space, sit and talk, but also about how we experience the city, urban landscape, and also our encounters with others. He also worked in several projects on the base of theater for the people, in collaboration with established non-governmental organization, so it is interesting to compare both artistic experiences and practices.

Reservation and info:
Ms. Maria Erni [hp. 085726659948 e. ].