We are happy to be invited to participate in Jakarta Biennale 2015: Neither Forward Nor Back, and we are just back from spending 2 weeks there.
Here are some images of our work, Jakarta Really Really Free Market, in Gudang Sarinah (the main JB2015 venue) and Marunda (low-cost housing community in North Jakarta).
In Gudang Sarinah:
Sorting out the gifts
Painting the banner
Painting the banner
Checking out the stuff
Putting up artwork
Artists of Gallery Marunda
Jakarta Biennale 2015 is on until 17 Jan 2016. If you have items you want to give away, do bring them down to Gudang Sarinah as the free store is ongoing for the duration of the biennale.
Post-Museum has been invited to participate in Jakarta Biennale 2015: “Neither Back Nor Forward: Acting in the Present” as one of the artists. We will be working with the community in Rumah Susun Marunda in Cilincing, Jakarta Utara, to create Jakarta Really Really Free Market. This will be the fifth in our RRFM Series, where we create the temporary market of free goods and services with various communities around the world.
Here’s a video we made of our trip in July:
More news soon!
We are part of Busan Biennale 2012 under Urban Square: Play with Biennale. It is taking place in Busan Museum of Art, from 23 Sep – 24 Nov.
In his article Spring Rain, in Artforum Summer 2011, Okwui Enwezor writes about Ai Wei Wei, the Sharjah Biennale and the recent petitions against censorship.
< http://www.artforum.com/inprint/id=28339 >
“Variously authored by museums, disenchanted curators, artists, critics, and others, these petitions shared the easy illusion of the universal ideal of freedom of expression—willfully ignoring the fact that censorship is an occupational hazard that all dissenting and radical forms of art must face, whether under liberal or illiberal political systems.”
“To my mind, the several petitions that have been circulated in the past months have failed in one striking respect—namely, their inability to engage the larger complexities of the geopolitics of art, much of which they seek to smooth away. If the capacity for critique and defense of the ideals of free thought is to remain the bedrock of all serious art, then we must submit statements proffered on behalf of art themselves to scrutiny.”
In her blog Pluversum, Beral Madra posts her press release about the removal of Aidan Salakhova’s sculptures from Azerbaijan’s pavilion which she curated in the 54th Venice Biennale.
< http://www.pluversum.blogspot.com/ >
“Contemporary art production and its theoretical and critical context is being employed and exploited by the official power as well as by the private sector as a tool for high prestige and glory; but at the same time its content and concepts are not tolerated and acknowledged.”
“I think the artists and curators should have an international legal protection against these conflicts.”