Lecture by Antariksa / KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Cross-disciplinary encounters
Saša Tkačenko, Flags from the WCSCD series, 2018
* Cover photo: courtesy of Leiden University Libraries
THE CURATORIAL COURSE WHAT COULD/SHOULD CURATING DO? IS GLAD TO ANNOUNCE A PUBLIC TALK BY ANTARIKSA
KUNCI CULTURAL STUDIES CENTER
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART BELGRADE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018, AT 6 PM
In collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, the third lecture within the series of public programs organized by WCSCD will be presented by Antariksa—a historian and co-founding member of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The series is designed to offer new and different perspectives on the theories and practices of exhibition-making, as well as to discuss the existing disciplinary boundaries and ways to expand them.
Antariksa will present on his research collective in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Since its founding in 1999, KUNCI has been deeply preoccupied with critical knowledge production and the sharing of this knowledge through the means of media publication, cross-disciplinary encounters, action-research, artistic interventions, and vernacular forms of education within and across community spaces. Antariksa will also address the precarious position that KUNCI inhabits, belonging to neither this nor that within the existing disciplinary boundaries while simultaneously attempting to expand them. The collective’s membership is open and voluntary, and is based on an affinity to creative experimentation and speculative inquiry with a focus on the intersections between theory and practice.
ABOUT THE LECTURER:
Antariksa is a historian and co-founding member of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center. He is the author of Tuan Tanah KawinMuda: HubunganSeniRupa-LEKRA 1950–1965 (The Relation Between Art and the Institute of People’s Culture in Indonesia 1950–1965) (2005). Antariksa is the 2017 laureate of Global South(s) du Collèged’étudesmondiales/FondationMaison des sciences de l’homme fellowship. His primary research is on art and the mobility of ideas in Japanese-occupied Southeast Asia. His upcoming book is 日本占領期のインドネシアにおけるアート集団主義 (Art collectivism in Japanese-occupied Indonesia) (Kyushu University Press, 2018).
The WCSCD curatorial course and series of public lectures are initiated and organized by Biljana Ciric together with Supervizuelna. The lecture by Niels Van Tomme is made possible with the help of MoCAB and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with the additional support of Zepter Museum and Zepter Hotel.
Project partners: The Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade; GRAD—European Center for Culture and Debate; EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, ’Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ Foundation and Zepter Museum.
The project is supported by: the Goethe Institute in Belgrade; Istituto Italiano di Cultura Belgrado; the Embassy of Sweden; the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; the Embassy of Ireland in Greece; the Embassy of Indonesia; the EU Info Centre; Pro Helvetia – Swiss Art Council; and galleries Eugster || Belgrade, HESTIA Art Residency & Exhibitions Bureau, and Zepter Hotel, Royal Inn Hotel and CAR:GO.
Media partners: EUNIC Serbia, RTS3.