Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), in collaboration with Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, Ruang MES 56 present a traveling project, Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Jogja version—the original premiered at BACC Bangkok in December 2013 with the aim to form the connection between Southeast Asian art pertaining to social ideologies and expressive languages that artists’ critical views of society articulated through sometimes political narrations. In 2016, artists, curators and host artists who are cultural players will collaboratively create, expand and graft additional meanings onto the new sphere that becomes Concept Context Contestation: art and the collective in Southeast Asia, Jogja version (Jogja Re-Focus CCC). To provide the dialogue of Southeast Asian artistic language through Jogja lens via collaborative programs and projects, Jogja Re-Focus CCC presents art exhibition of contemporary artists from 6 countries selected from the original exhibition along with entirely new works, which are installation, photography, video, drawing, as well as media.
Iola Lenzi (Singapore), Agung Hujatnikajennong (Indonesia), and Vipash Purichanont (Thailand)
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), Mella Jaarsma (Indonesia), 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), Restu Ratnaningtyas (Indonesia), Roslisham Ismail (Malaysia), Sutee Kunavichayanont (Thailand), Taring Padi (Indonesia), Tay Wei Leng (Singapore), Thao Nguyen Phan (Vietnam),,Tisna Sanjaya (Indonesia), Tung Mai (Vietnam), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), Vasan Sitthiket (Thailand), Vertical Submarine (Singapore), and Vu Dan Tan (Vietnam)
Forum at Kedai Kebun Forum : 21-22 August 2016
Organized by Exhibition Department, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Cemeti Art House, Kedai Kebun Forum, and Ruang MES 56
Supported by Langgeng Art Foundation, and National Arts CouncilSingapore
In conjunction with the CCC Jogja vernissage, a Southeast Asian Art public educational forumaims to build on the main exhibition premise, the idea that Southeast Asian art of the late twentieth century has developed conceptual approaches sourced in local conditions, among others. This premise, unpicked in various ways via forum topics, in the context of the Jogjakarta exhibition site, is being scrutinized through an Indonesian lens. The overarching concern of the forum is Southeast Asian art, so early Indonesian contemporary art, namely that of the New Art Movement (GSRB), is being connected to regional practices beyond Indonesia, as well as beyond GSRB's 1970s inception period.
Jim Supangkat, Wulan Dirgantoro, Amanda Rath, Valentine Willie, Hendro Wiyanto, Paul Khoo, Agung Kurniawan, Thomas Berghuis, Farah Wardani, Natalia Kraevskaia, Jeffrey Say,Alia Swastika, and curators, artists
On view at Cemeti Art House, and Ruang MES 56 : 21 August – 21 September 2016
For more information, please contact:
BACC Exhibition Department
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, THAILAND
Tel. +662 214 6630 Ext. 533