Arts Collaboratory Assembly: Indonesia

19 May–25 May 2014 / Jakarta

The Assembly brings together the 24 participating organizations of the network in Indonesia for a week-long series of encounters. It centers around a series of working groups addressing a variety of topics including crisis and post-crisis sites, alternative pedagogies, urban intervention, rewriting (art) histories in terms of organizational practices, ethics & aesthetics, commons, and different curatorial methods. 

The local hosts ruangrupa and KUNCI also arranged visits to a number of local art and cultural spaces. While the majority of the program is not open to the public you can follow the discussion and trips through postings by Arts Collaboratory reporters on our blog. In case you are in town, you are very welcome to attend a series of public events and engage with Arts Collaboratory:

Tuesday 20 May, 18:00–21:00 at ruangrupa

Tebet Timur Dalam Raya No. 6, Jakarta Selatan 12820
Arts Collaboratory showcase and introductory exhibition opening

Friday 23 May, 19:00–21:00 at KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre

Jalan Ngadinegaran MJ III/100 Mantrijeron Yogyakarta 55143 
Panel discussion among Arts Collaboratory participants 

Saturday 25 May, 18:00–21:00 at ruangrupa 

Lecture and discussion with Rudolf Mrázek, an historian of modern southeast Asia and especially Indonesia, author of Engineers of Happy Land: Technology and Nationalism in a Colony (2002).


Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, as the associate partner for Arts Collaboratory, co-organizes the first Arts Collaboratory Assembly in Jakarta, together with Stichting Doen, Hivos, ruangrupa, and KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre.

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