VIRAL SESSION 2017

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Judul dan gagasan utama

Menilik Praktek Artistik Negara-negara Tetangga
Minggu-Senin, 19-20 November 2017
12.00 - 17.00 WIB
Aula Kedai Kebun Forum, Jl. Tirtodipuran 3, YK

"Jauh di mata, dekat di hati," adalah frasa yang menggambarkan hubungan antar manusia di kawasan yang kerap disebut sebagai Asia Tenggara ini. Pada lebih banyak kesempatan, justru pihak-pihak ketiga yang berasal dari luar kawasan inilah yang sering mempertemukan negara-negara bertetangga ini—terutama negara-negara dengan infrastruktur seni dan budaya yang mapan seperti Jepang, Australia, Jerman, dst. Pada pertemuan-pertemuan semacam inilah para praktisi seni dan budaya dari negara bertetangga ini saling bertukar kabar terkini dari masing-masing asalnya. Solidaritas dan hubungan baik terjalin karena kemiripan ruang hidup sekaligus cara-cara menavigasi kehidupan pasca kemerdekaan masing-masing. Tapi, apakah benar kita mirip? Apakah kita pernah mengaji lebih lanjut mengenai perasaan mirip ini?

[SESI VIRAL] Simposium Khatulistiwa kali ini ingin memantik percakapan jangka panjang mengenai negara-negara tetangga yang nantinya akan menjadi perhatian Biennale Jogja edisi khatulistiwa yang terakhir (2021). Kami memulai dengan membaca sejumlah penerbitan terkini dari beberapa negara tetangga yaitu Singapura, Malaysia, Thailand, dan Myanmar. Para pembedah buku ini adalah praktisi seni dan budaya yang tinggal dan bekerja di Yogyakarta. Hasil pembacaan mereka akan cenderung memperbandingkan dengan kenyataan kerja yang mereka temui sehari-hari.

Program

[SATU] BEDAH BUKU

Minggu, 19 November 2017, 12.00-17.00 WIB
di Aula Kedai Kebun Forum
Beverly Yong, Nur Hanim Khairuddin, et al., Narratives in Malaysian Art Volume 3: Infrastructures, 2016. Malaysia: Rogue Art.
Pembacaan akan dilakukan oleh peneliti dan penulis seni rupa Pitra Hutomo, sementara salah satu editor seri penerbitan ini Simon Soon* akan menanggapinya.

[DUA] BEDAH BUKU

Minggu, 19 November 2017, 12.00-17.00 WIB
di Aula Kedai Kebun Forum
June Yap, Retrospective: A Historiographical Aesthetic In Contemporary Singapore and Malaysia, 2016. Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD).
Pembacaan akan dilakukan oleh kurator dan penulis seni rupa Opee Wardany, sementara penulis June Yap akan menanggapinya.

[TIGA] PELUNCURAN BUKU DAN JURNAL

Senin, 20 November 2017, 12.00-17.00 WIB
di Aula Kedai Kebun Forum

  • Peluncuran buku Aung Min, Myanmar Contemporary Art 1, 2017. Yangon, Myanmar: TheArt.Com, oleh penerjemah buku ini yaitu kurator Nathalie Johnston.
  • Peluncuran jurnal Southeast of Now, Vol. 1 No. 2, Singapore: NUS Press, 2017, oleh salah satu anggota penyuntingnya yaitu kurator dan peneliti seni rupa Brigitta Isabella.

[EMPAT] BEDAH BUKU

Senin, 20 November 2017, 12.00-17.00 WIB
di Aula Kedai Kebun Forum
David Teh, Thai Art – Currencies of the Contemporary, 2017. London, UK: The MIT Press & Singapore: NUS Press.
Pembacaan akan dilakukan oleh seniman dan salah satu pegiat Krack!, Malcolm Smith, sementara penulis David Teh akan menanggapinya.

*) dalam konfirmasi

Title and idea

Looking at Artistic Practices within Our Neighboring Countries
Sunday-Monday, November 19-20, 2017
12.00 - 17.00
Hall of Kedai Kebun Forum, Jl. Tirtodipuran 3, YK

“Out of sight, near by heart,” is a suitable phrase to depict the relationship amongst individuals across places in the so-called Southeast Asian region. People from other regions, the third parties, are often the ones making the opportunities for regional practitioners to meet—especially those from places with established art infrastructures such as Japan, Australia, Germany, etc. In such meetings, these individuals kept each other updated on recent situations and conditions of each others’ places. Sollidarity and good relationships emerged out of each others’ similarities as well as expertise in navigating artistic practices in each own countries. But, really, are we that similar? Have we ever tried to think a bit further about this familiar feeling (amongst eachother)?

The Equator Symposium’s [VIRAL SESSION] aims to trigger a further conversation amongst the neighbouring countries that will be the focus of the last of the Equator edition of the Biennale Jogja (2021). We begin this effort by reading (and reviewing) some of the recent publications from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Myanmar. The book reviewers are cultural practitioners living in Yogyakarta. The readings are lead to be comparative to their own realities and practices.

Program

[FIRST SESSION] BOOK REVIEW

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017, 12.00 – 17.00
at Kedai Kebun Forum
Beverly Yong, Nur Hanim Khairuddin, et al., Narratives in Malaysian Art Volume 3: Infrastructures, 2016. Malaysia: Rogue Art.
Researcher and art writer Pitra Hutomo will be doing the review and one the publication series’ editor Simon Soon* will be responding Pitra’s readings.

[SECOND SESSION] BOOK REVIEW

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017, 12.00 – 17.00
at Kedai Kebun Forum
June Yap, ‘’Retrospective: A Historiographical Aesthetic In Contemporary Singapore and Malaysia’’, 2016. Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD).
Researcher and art writer Opee Wardany will be doing the review and the book writer June Yap will be responding Opee’s readings.

[THIRD SESSION] BOOK AND JOURNAL LAUNCH

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017, 12.00 – 17.00
at Kedai Kebun Forum

  • The book by Aung Min, ‘’Myanmar Contemporary Art 1’’, 2017. Yangon, Myanmar: TheArt.Com, will be launched by its translator Nathalie Johnston (curator).
  • Peluncuran jurnal ‘’Southeast of Now’’, Vol. 1 No. 2, Singapore: NUS Press, 2017, will be launched by one of its initiating editors Brigitta Isabella (curator and researcher).

[FOURTH SESSION] BOOK REVIEW

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017, 12.00 – 17.00
at Kedai Kebun Forum
David Teh, ‘’Thai Art – Currencies of the Contemporary’’, 2017. London, UK: The MIT Press & Singapore: NUS Press.
Artist and one of the co-founders of Krack! Malcolm Smith will be doing the review and the book writer David Teh will be responding Malcolm’s readings.

*) in confirmation