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ARTJOG MMXIX: common|spaces

Art as A Common Space

11 July 2019

The Kasultanan Ballroom, Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta. The contemporary art event ARTJOG the 12th is returning this July 25th to August 25th, 2019. ARTJOG 2019 (hereafter ARTJOG MMXIX) is re-occupying the Jogja National Museum (JNM) to hold its programs.

Throughout its journey, ARTJOG has always been striving to create for the public as wide spaces of encounter as possible through artistic activities. The event, having successfully crafted an image of joyful and enlightening festivity, is confident it to affirm its position as an international contemporary art festival.

To strengthen its long-term vision as a regular event, ARTJOG is projecting a big theme that will overarch the implementation of its future editions. From 2019 to 2021, ARTJOG international contemporary art festival belongs to a major theme of "Arts in Common" that will be translated into three curatorial sub-themes in the upcoming three annual editions of the festival.

ARTJOG MMXIX exhibition raises the curatorial sub-theme "common | spaces", presenting works that question the "shared spaces" in our daily lives. With the participations of nearly forty artists (individuals and groups) from Indonesia and abroad (including Austria, Australia, Philippines, and Singapore), this exhibition comprises the works selected through several schemes. A number of young artists are selected through an open call application while most artists are selected through special invitations. Also, a special project will be presented by five cross-disciplinary artists, namely Handiwirman Saputra, Riri Riza, Sunaryo, Teguh Ostenrik, and Piramida Gerilya (a collaborative project of Indieguerillas and Singgih S. Kartono).

ARTJOG MMXIX maintains its several educational exhibition programs, such as Meet the Artist and Curatorial Tour, adding LeksiKon as a new one that presents performative artist talks. The involvement of creators from broader art disciplines is accommodated in Daily Performance and Merchandise Project. All of these programs are designed and managed to heighten the intensity of the public’s involvement while broadening their horizon in terms of the theme proposed.

Ultimately, ARTJOG MMXIX common | spaces is an attempt to make art a common learning space.

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ARTJOG MMXIX: Contemporary Arts Festival As A Common Space

24 July 2019

ARTJOG 2019 (then abbreviated as ARTJOG MMXIX) will be held on July 25 until August 25, 2019. In its 12th year, ARTJOG would position itself as Yogyakanow rta International Contemporary Art Festival and still pick Jogja National Museum (JNM) as its venue.

From 2019 to 2021, ARTJOG would be framed in a big theme, Arts In Common. Such theme, then, would be implemented in sub-theme in three editions of festival every year. This year ARTJOG MMXIX uses common|space as its theme. Such theme would interpret ARTJOG as a common space for everyone.

There are 39 (individual or group) artists from domestic and abroad participating in ARTJOG MMXIX. Also, Special Project would involve 5 interdisciplinary artists who were being chosen directly. They are Handiwirman Saputra, Riri Reza, Sunaryo, Teguh Ostenrik and Piramida Gerilya (a collaborative project between Indieguerillas and Singgih S. Kartono).

ARTJOG also provides an opportunity for young artists to get involved in the event through open call application. As an appreciation for their effort in creating works, ARTJOG presents Young Artist Award program. Through this program ARTJOG would give awards to the best young artists under 35 who participate in ARTJOG. This program is devised to develop the potency and the insight of young artist, and also to extend their network and career path in art world.

This year, beside cooperating with Dinas Kebudayaan DIY (Cultural Office DIY), ARTJOG has an opportunity to collaborate with Yayasan Museum Macan (a non profit organization focusing on Art and Education) in presenting a residency grant for the chosen artist. It is a grant to support young artist to develop their career by doing a research and artistic exploration abroad.

Young Artist Award involves Fumio Nanjo (Director of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan), Aaron Seeto (Director of Macan Museum), Natasha Sidharta (Director of IndoArtNow) and curatorial team of ARTJOG MMXIX common|space as the team of jury members. The shortlist of the chosen nominees 2019 are Agung Prabowo, Agnes Christina, Andrita Orbamdi, Enka Komariah, Etza Meisyara, M. Lugas Silabus, Natasha Tontey, Patrick Hartono, Riono Tanggul Nusantara, Robet & Olga, Supattanawadee Muanta (Thailand), Tim Woodward (Australia) and Wiyoga Muhardanto.

As a festival, ARTJOG finalizes the theme framework in its presentation. Public involvement in this common space is also manifested in programming in the presentation of ARTJOG MMXIX.

Daily Performance Program is a space for various practices and interpretations of contemporary arts which are not limited to one art medium. This year, Daily Performance involves some selectors who have unique practice and interpretation in performing arts, like Ayu Permatasari, Rully Shabara and Rangga Dwi Apraiadnur. By involving 88 (individual or group) performers, this program aims to show its own unique color in its presentation. Daily Performance Program is supported by Djarum Foundation and also in collaboration with Goethe Institute and Nusasonic, and Erasmus Huis.

Through ARTJOG Educational Program like Meet Thr Artist, Curatorial Tour and LeksiKon, the meeting space for art public and general public will be expanded. Meet The Artist Program will be held once a week on Wednesday, and Curatorial Tour Program will be held on every Tuesday and Friday without additional charge. This year, ARTJOG MMXIX presents a new program called LeksiKon. This program is a public education presentation in a creative, and performative format, different from other talkshows. By combining artists' lecture with workshop, audience will gain a different experience from watching a performing art and audiovisual spectacle of 10 chosen visual artists.

As an effort to provide an interactive space between artist and wider public, Merchandise Project will use different approach compared to previous years. Collaborating with some group artists like HONF Foundation, Afdruk 56 and RAR Edition, various workshops will be presented as a way to enliven this program and to expand the meeting space.

ARTJOG MMXIX will be officiated by Sri Mulyani (Minister Of Finance Of Indonesia). Also in order to make it more festive, Dewa Bujana will entertain audience.

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ARTJOG MMXIX Announces 3 Artists Receiving YOUNG ARTIST AWARD at Opening Night

26 July 2019

ARTJOG MMXIX was officially opened on Thursday, July 25, 2019. This year ARTJOG is firmly re-positioning itself as an International Contemporary Art Festival (Yogyakarta International Contemporary Art Festival). State officials, artists and art lovers, partners and colleagues, as well as media crews from various cities and countries attended the occasion, preceded by VIP and Media Preview in the afternoon.

In the evening, the opening ceremony began with the speech of Heri Pemad (Director of ARTJOG), followed by the announcement of the Young Artist Award (YAA) winner. The YAA program is designed as a token of appreciation and an attempt to explore young artists’ potentials and insights, extending their networks and trajectories of art career.

In addition to working with the Yogyakarta Cultural Office in this year’s YAA program, ARTJOG is also working with MACAN Museum Foundation in MACAN Foundation Artist Residency. Integrated with the YAA, this program is facilitating research phases and artistic explorations of the 2019 YAA recipient artists through residencies in Australia, Germany, and Japan.

Three out of 13 young aspiring artists received the Young Artist Award: Andrita Yuniza (Bandung) with "Whirlwind of Time", Enka Komariah (Yogyakarta) with "Juxtapose # 1", and Natasha Tontey (Jakarta) with "Hama Memberkati/Pest to Power".

The Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia Sri Mulyani Indrawati then gave her speech, expressing her appreciation to all the parties involved in this event. "ARTJOG has been organized for eleven years, from art fair initially to a festival; it is an extraordinary step ahead, making it the venue for all art stakeholders to interact with each other—both artists who express themselves and art lovers; those who come to appreciate them. It represents a good movement to strengthen art ecosystems in Indonesia, with appreciations for young artists under the age of 35 and their extraordinary works. In my heart I’ve always admired all the works in their various materializations. In art there is no judgement of what is best and what is not, what is right and what is wrong; art is a democratic expression," she declared, thus officially inaugurating ARTJOG MMXIX.

The celebration continued with a festive fashion performance of Lulu Lutfi Labibi for Murakabi and musical performances by Dewa Budjana and friends. ARTJOG MMXIX - Arts In Common: common | space takes place from July 25-August 25, 2019, at the Jogja National Museum. More detailed information can be found on the website www.artjog.co.id.

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Leksikon

10 August 2019

ARTJOG MMXIX, in its function as a means of public education, will present a new program called LeksiKon. LeksiKon is a project that aims to present artist talk as a educational presentation that’s creative, performative, experimental and, most importantly; inspiring a wide audience.

The initial inspiration for LeksiKon is a practice popularly called ‘lecture performance’: a performative presentation/course that goes beyond academic presentation formats (seminar, symposium, and lecture). This hybrid medium uses narration/storytelling, reportage, mass media, internet, commercial, digital image, musical instrument, sound, kinetic object, etc. on stage.

Performing artists often uses lecture model with slide or educational video to explore unexpected relationships between image and text, or between consensus and fact, between imagination and reality to present contradictive and provocative ideas—not just a narration that’s linier, reasonable, didactic, argumentative/persuasive and orderly.

LeksiKon will become a regular event during ARTJOG Arts in Common (until 2021). Its first edition Supported by Deputy of Research, Education and Development of Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF). 8 selected artists will participate in three day workshop (July 27-29, 2019) at Teater Garasi facilitated by Agung Hujatnika (curator of ARTJOG MMXIX) and accompanied by Gunawan Maryanto and Arsita Iswardhani as consultant of dramatic structure.

held on Friday, August, 9, 2019 and Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 18.30. On that day, there will be opening speech by Agung Hujatnika and Ir. Wawan Rusiawan MM as Deputy of Research, Education, and Development of Indonesia =n Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) and LeksiKon, then, wants to develop artist talk as a separate artistic medium. Although format of lecture performance is still possible, LeksiKon hopes that the result of this workshop can go beyond and expand the existing formats.

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