Biennale Jogja XI 2011 will present approximately 40 Indonesian and Indian contemporary artists. Biennale Jogja's Equator Series is intended not only to work with individual artists or groups, but also to work with arts organizations in Indonesia and in partner countries. Thus pioneering dialogue, cooperation, and partnerships will sustain and co-deliver new, more extensive cooperation.
The artists will present art works that are contextual and represents the current social situation surrounding their living space. The biennale will feature the works of individual, group, or community art projects. The public can access these works from 25 November 2011 until 8 January 2012 at Jogja National Museum, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, and other locations in the geographic area of the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
Preview: 25 November 2011 | Opening: 26 November 2011
At: Jogja Nasional Museum
Jl. Amri Yahya, Gampingan, Yogyakarta
Taman Budaya Yogyakarta
Jl. Sri Wedani No. 1 Yogyakarta
09.00 am – 21.00 pm
Admission Fee: Free for all venues
Biennale Jogja XI / Equator # 1, is the first in a series of five international biennales to take place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The geographical point of reference for these Biennales is countries that are located near the equator ( 23.27º north and south of it) and the series will see Indonesia's cultural engagement with the participating countries. Shadow Lines, the first edition, will have forty artists from Indonesia and India collaborating in the exhibition that opens on 26 November 2011.
Shadow Lines suggests imaginary lines that draw people together and pull them apart; it also refers to geo-political borders and the creation of modern states in South Asia. Curated by Alia Swastika (Indonesia) and Suman Gopinath (India), the Biennale, with its overarching theme of ‘religiosity, spirituality and belief' will attempt to present ways in which artists from the two countries address and interpret their contemporary conditions, informed by their personal experiences, as also by the political structures of the countries they live in.
Participating artists include:
Atul Dodiya, Archana Hande, Anita Dube, Amar Kanwar, N S Harsha, Prabhavati Meppayil, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Pushpamala N, Riyaz Komu, K.P Reji, Sheela Gowda, Shilpa Gupta, Sheba Chhachhi, Sakshi Gupta, Valsan Koorma Kolleri, Setu Legi, Krisna Murti, Jompet Kuswidananto, Arahmaiani, Wedhar Riyadi, Andy Dewantoro, Christine Ay Tjoe, Paul Kadarisman, Albert Yonathan, Akiq AW, Ariadhitya Pramuhendra, Iswanto Hartono, Wimo Ambala Bayang, Tromarama, Octora, Theresia Agustina, Titarubi, RE Hartanto, Nurdian Ichsan, Wiyoga Muhardanto, Erika Ernawan, Melati Suryodarmo, Arya Panjalu / Sara Nuytemans, Ruangrupa, Irwan Ahmett
Besides the main exhibition in two venues, there will be several parallel programmes and special projects like the Equator Festival with the contemporary reinvention of the Ramayana ballet, seminars, artists' talks and community projects. For further information visit our website: www.biennalejogja.org
The Biennale Jogja is supported by:
The Local Government of Yogyakarta, The Indian Embassy and Indian Cultural Center in Jakarta, Friends of the Biennale Jogja, Friends of the Volunteers, private companies and organizations in Indonesia and further sponsors to be announced soon.