Concept Context Contestation (Jogja version)

21 August 2016 - 21 September 2016

Alwin Reamillo (The Philippines), Amanda Heng (Singapore), Arahmaiani (Indonesia), Aung Ko (Myanmar), Aung Myint (Myanmar), Bui Cong Khanh(Vietnam), Chalood Nimsamer (Thailand), Eko Nugroho and Daging Tumbuh (Indonesia), FX Harsono (Indonesia), Goldie Pob

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BACCInternational Exhibition:
Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia (Jogjakarta, INDONESIA) Traveling Project
Organized by Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in collaboration with Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, and Ruang MES 56
Supported by Langgeng Art Foundation, and National Arts Council Singapore
Opening
20 August 2016 at 19.00
Cemeti Art House (Jl. D.I. Panjaitan 41 Yogyakarta)
Ruang MES 56 (Jl. Mangkuyudan No.53A, Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta)
Exhibition
21 August - 21 September 2016
Cemeti Art House (Jl. D.I. Panjaitan 41 Yogyakarta)
OPEN from 09.00 - 17.00 and CLOSED on Sunday and Monday (except on 21 - 22 August 2016), 
Ruang MES 56 (Jl. Mangkuyudan No.53A, Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta)
OPEN from 12.00 - 21.00 and CLOSED on Sunday (except on 21 - 22 August 2016)
Southeast Asian Art Public Educational Forum
21 - 22 August 2016 at 16.00 - 22.00
Kedai Kebun Forum (Jl. Tirtodipuran No.3 Yogyakarta)
The Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok in collaboration with Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, and Ruang MES 56, present a traveling project, Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Jogjakarta version or CCC Jogja. The project aims to create dialogue between Southeast Asians about ideas, culture, and contemporary art discourse in the region and beyond. 
With Concept Context Contestation Jogjakarta Version, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), in collaboration with Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, and Ruang MES 56 is expanding its original 2013 CCC exhibition which premiered at BACC Bangkok in December 2013. The original Concept Context Contestation was commissioned and organized by BACC inviting three regional curators of Southeast Asian art. Through the display of some 70-over pieces in BACC’s central Bangkok space, the exhibition articulated, through both new and seminal art historical works, how artists of several generations from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines harness conceptual approaches to make art for, with, and about collective issues.
CCC is now touring selected centres of Southeast Asia as a way of extending the audience for some of its key works and grafting additional meanings onto the original exhibition (Hanoi June 2015; Jogja August-September 2016; Manila November 2017). The core of the international touring exhibition remains its ideas about the links in Southeast Asian art between social ideologies and expressive languages. Selected CCC artworks representing the essence of the exhibition are being travelled to Jogjakarta. However, in addition, CCC Jogja incorporates new site-specific cross-regional art initiatives into its evolving framework. This is achieved through the on-site collaboration of travelling exhibition artists, additional Indonesian artists, CCC curators, BACC organisers, Jogja art institutions Cemeti, Mes 56, and Kedai Kebun, and the wider Jogja art community and public. In this way, CCC Jogja will demonstrate how conceptual approaches in Southeast Asian art are first and foremost a manifestation of artists’ and the art community’s methodology, even before artworks are produced. 34 artists and collectives, three curators, and hosts of Indonesian cultural drivers, Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, Ruang MES 56 and BACC exhibition department, will together develop a Jogja Re-Focus CCC through collaborative and activity programs, and entirely new works in a variety of media including installation, video, photography, drawing and participatory projects.
Along with the exhibition, there will be a two-day educational forum, the CCC Southeast Asian Art Forum to explore various issues in depth. This free, public program will comprise moderated round-table discussions and presentations focusing on numerous aspects of Southeast Asian Art, including its historical frame-work, setting the project in context; Southeast Asian art’s conceptual strategies as a curatorial discourse; Indonesian contemporary art; and curatorial issues such as the regional and global translation of Southeast Asian contemporary art, among others. The program involves distinguished local and international participants from all branches of the field, artists, art historians, curators, critics, educators, and cultural organisers.  
Guest Curators: 
Iola Lenzi (Singapore), Agung Hujatnikajennong (Indonesia), and Vipash Purichanont (Thailand)
Artists:
Alwin Reamillo (The Philippines), Amanda Heng (Singapore), Arahmaiani (Indonesia), Aung Ko (Myanmar), Aung Myint (Myanmar), Bui Cong Khanh(Vietnam), Chalood Nimsamer (Thailand), Eko Nugroho and Daging Tumbuh (Indonesia), FX Harsono (Indonesia), Goldie Poblador (The Philippines), Lee Wen (Singapore), Manit Sriwanichpoom (Thailand), MES 56 (Indonesia), Michael Shaowanasai (Thailand), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Moelyono (Indonesia), Nge Lay (Myanmar), Paphonsak La-or (Thailand), Popok Tri Wahyudi (Indonesia), Prapat Jiwarangsan (Thailand), Roslisham Ismail (Malaysia), Sutee Kunavichayanont (Thailand), Taring Padi (Indonesia), Tay Wei Leng (Singapore), Thao Nguyen Phan (Vietnam),Tintin Wulia (Indonesia),Tisna Sanjaya (Indonesia), Tung Mai (Vietnam), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), Vasan Sitthiket (Thailand), Vu Dan Tan (Vietnam), Mella Jaarsma (Indonesia),Restu Ratnaningtyas (Indonesia),Vertical Submarine (Singapore)
Forum participants:
FX Harsono; Wulan Dirgantoro; Amanda Rath; Arahmaiani; Amanda Heng; Valentine Willie; Hendro Wiyanto; Justin Loke (Vertical Submarine); Iola Lenzi; Paul Khoo; Agung Kurniawan; Agung Hujatnikajennong; Vipash Purichanont; Thomas Berghuis; Farah Wardani; Natalia Kraevskaia; Tay Wei Leng; Jeffrey Say; Michael Shaowanasai; Manit Sriwanichpoom; Mella Jaarsma; Alia Swastika; Restu Ratnaningtyas.
ABOUT ORGANIZERS
ABOUT BACC EXHIBITION DEPARTMENT
BACC exhibition department as a part of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) programmes for art exhibitions, creative disciplinary projects, and cultural/educational events. It aims to create a crossing ground for diverse views from curators, artists, scholars, art practitioners and audience, to stimulate critical thinking as well as learning experience. Through art programmes for the community to art educations, it is intended as a platform for cultural exchange in terms of content, curatorial and cultural management, opening up new landscapes for cultural dialogue, net working, to create new art and cultural resources.
ABOUT CEMETI ART HOUSE
Since 1988, Cemeti Art House founded by Nindityo Adipurnomo and Mella Jaarsma, has been exhibiting and communicating the works of both Indonesian and foreign contemporary artists. Since the beginning of Cemeti Gallery in 1988, it has functioned as an exhibition, information, documentation and promotion centre for the visual arts. Cemeti Art House focuses on exhibitions, art projects, residencies and art management. We contribute to art discourse and art developments, locally, nationally as well as internationally.
ABOUT KEDAI KEBUN FORUM
Kedai Kebun Forum is an alternative art space in Yogyakarta, managed independently by artists and consisting of a gallery, performance space, bookstore and restaurant. Kedai Kebun Forum is a small community established with the purpose of providing an arena of learning and studying, in the context of developing sensibilities to all phenomena of social transformation through art. All activities of Kedai Kebun Forum are supported by its extraordinary restaurant.
ABOUT RUANG MES 56
Ruang MES 56 is a non-profit institution established on February 28, 2002, which is active in the field of photography that emphasizes in the exploratory approach of contemporary photography, both in theory and practice, conceptually and contextually; having the purpose to develop the discourse of contemporary photography sphere in Indonesia. Ruang MES 56 does several programs, which are Exhibition, Creative Exchange, Workshop, and Archiving. All of these programs are carried out by self-financing and with the support from several donors, either from non-profit institution or from commercial company. All of the programs aim to empower the pop-culture society in Indonesia.

 

BACC International Exhibition:

Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia (Jogjakarta, INDONESIA) Traveling Project

Organized by Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in collaboration with Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, and Ruang MES 56.

Supported by Langgeng Art Foundation, and National Arts Council Singapore.

Opening: 20 August 2016 at 19.00

Cemeti Art House (Jl. D.I. Panjaitan 41 Yogyakarta) and Ruang MES 56 (Jl. Mangkuyudan No.53A, Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta)

Exhibition on 21 August - 21 September 2016

Cemeti Art House (Jl. D.I. Panjaitan 41 Yogyakarta) OPEN from 09.00 - 17.00 and CLOSED on Sunday and Monday (except on 21 - 22 August 2016), 

Ruang MES 56 (Jl. Mangkuyudan No.53A, Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta)OPEN from 12.00 - 21.00 and CLOSED on Sunday (except on 21 - 22 August 2016)

Southeast Asian Art Public Educational Forum on 21 - 22 August 2016 at 16.00 - 22.00

Kedai Kebun Forum (Jl. Tirtodipuran No.3 Yogyakarta)

 

The Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok in collaboration with Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, and Ruang MES 56, present a traveling project, Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Jogjakarta version or CCC Jogja. The project aims to create dialogue between Southeast Asians about ideas, culture, and contemporary art discourse in the region and beyond.

With Concept Context Contestation Jogjakarta Version, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), in collaboration with Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, and Ruang MES 56 is expanding its original 2013 CCC exhibition which premiered at BACC Bangkok in December 2013. The original Concept Context Contestation was commissioned and organized by BACC inviting three regional curators of Southeast Asian art. Through the display of some 70-over pieces in BACC’s central Bangkok space, the exhibition articulated, through both new and seminal art historical works, how artists of several generations from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines harness conceptual approaches to make art for, with, and about collective issues.

CCC is now touring selected centres of Southeast Asia as a way of extending the audience for some of its key works and grafting additional meanings onto the original exhibition (Hanoi June 2015; Jogja August-September 2016; Manila November 2017). The core of the international touring exhibition remains its ideas about the links in Southeast Asian art between social ideologies and expressive languages. Selected CCC artworks representing the essence of the exhibition are being travelled to Jogjakarta. However, in addition, CCC Jogja incorporates new site-specific cross-regional art initiatives into its evolving framework. This is achieved through the on-site collaboration of travelling exhibition artists, additional Indonesian artists, CCC curators, BACC organisers, Jogja art institutions Cemeti, Mes 56, and Kedai Kebun, and the wider Jogja art community and public. In this way, CCC Jogja will demonstrate how conceptual approaches in Southeast Asian art are first and foremost a manifestation of artists’ and the art community’s methodology, even before artworks are produced. 34 artists and collectives, three curators, and hosts of Indonesian cultural drivers, Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, Ruang MES 56 and BACC exhibition department, will together develop a Jogja Re-Focus CCC through collaborative and activity programs, and entirely new works in a variety of media including installation, video, photography, drawing and participatory projects.

Along with the exhibition, there will be a two-day educational forum, the CCC Southeast Asian Art Forum to explore various issues in depth. This free, public program will comprise moderated round-table discussions and presentations focusing on numerous aspects of Southeast Asian Art, including its historical frame-work, setting the project in context; Southeast Asian art’s conceptual strategies as a curatorial discourse; Indonesian contemporary art; and curatorial issues such as the regional and global translation of Southeast Asian contemporary art, among others. The program involves distinguished local and international participants from all branches of the field, artists, art historians, curators, critics, educators, and cultural organisers.  

Guest Curators: Iola Lenzi (Singapore), Agung Hujatnikajennong (Indonesia), and Vipash Purichanont (Thailand)

Artists: Alwin Reamillo (The Philippines), Amanda Heng (Singapore), Arahmaiani (Indonesia), Aung Ko (Myanmar), Aung Myint (Myanmar), Bui Cong Khanh(Vietnam), Chalood Nimsamer (Thailand), Eko Nugroho and Daging Tumbuh (Indonesia), FX Harsono (Indonesia), Goldie Poblador (The Philippines), Lee Wen (Singapore), Manit Sriwanichpoom (Thailand), MES 56 (Indonesia), Michael Shaowanasai (Thailand), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Moelyono (Indonesia), Nge Lay (Myanmar), Paphonsak La-or (Thailand), Popok Tri Wahyudi (Indonesia), Prapat Jiwarangsan (Thailand), Roslisham Ismail (Malaysia), Sutee Kunavichayanont (Thailand), Taring Padi (Indonesia), Tay Wei Leng (Singapore), Thao Nguyen Phan (Vietnam),Tintin Wulia (Indonesia),Tisna Sanjaya (Indonesia), Tung Mai (Vietnam), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), Vasan Sitthiket (Thailand), Vu Dan Tan (Vietnam), Mella Jaarsma (Indonesia),Restu Ratnaningtyas (Indonesia),Vertical Submarine (Singapore)

Forum participants: FX Harsono; Wulan Dirgantoro; Amanda Rath; Arahmaiani; Amanda Heng; Valentine Willie; Hendro Wiyanto; Justin Loke (Vertical Submarine); Iola Lenzi; Paul Khoo; Agung Kurniawan; Agung Hujatnikajennong; Vipash Purichanont; Thomas Berghuis; Farah Wardani; Natalia Kraevskaia; Tay Wei Leng; Jeffrey Say; Michael Shaowanasai; Manit Sriwanichpoom; Mella Jaarsma; Alia Swastika; Restu Ratnaningtyas.

 

About Organizers

BACC Exhibition Department

BACC exhibition department as a part of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) programmes for art exhibitions, creative disciplinary projects, and cultural/educational events. It aims to create a crossing ground for diverse views from curators, artists, scholars, art practitioners and audience, to stimulate critical thinking as well as learning experience. Through art programmes for the community to art educations, it is intended as a platform for cultural exchange in terms of content, curatorial and cultural management, opening up new landscapes for cultural dialogue, net working, to create new art and cultural resources.

Cemeti Art House

Since 1988, Cemeti Art House founded by Nindityo Adipurnomo and Mella Jaarsma, has been exhibiting and communicating the works of both Indonesian and foreign contemporary artists. Since the beginning of Cemeti Gallery in 1988, it has functioned as an exhibition, information, documentation and promotion centre for the visual arts. Cemeti Art House focuses on exhibitions, art projects, residencies and art management. We contribute to art discourse and art developments, locally, nationally as well as internationally.
ABOUT KEDAI KEBUN FORUMKedai Kebun Forum is an alternative art space in Yogyakarta, managed independently by artists and consisting of a gallery, performance space, bookstore and restaurant. Kedai Kebun Forum is a small community established with the purpose of providing an arena of learning and studying, in the context of developing sensibilities to all phenomena of social transformation through art. All activities of Kedai Kebun Forum are supported by its extraordinary restaurant.

Ruang MES 56

Ruang MES 56 is a non-profit institution established on February 28, 2002, which is active in the field of photography that emphasizes in the exploratory approach of contemporary photography, both in theory and practice, conceptually and contextually; having the purpose to develop the discourse of contemporary photography sphere in Indonesia. Ruang MES 56 does several programs, which are Exhibition, Creative Exchange, Workshop, and Archiving. All of these programs are carried out by self-financing and with the support from several donors, either from non-profit institution or from commercial company. All of the programs aim to empower the pop-culture society in Indonesia.