What Indonesian Curators ruangrupa Learned from an Agrarian Tradition

September 9, 2019

 Ruangrupa talks about how they wish to approach documenta 2022 - based on an approach that is locally inspired, yet universal in reach and applications. Brilliant! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

 

“[Lumbung]-This is not a theme or a concept but a protocol. We want to work in a certain way. We are looking for more friends in different parts of the world who are thinking similarly to us about sustainability. We are questioning art practices and how to support them through alternative ways of subsistence, and asking what kind of experiments are out there to sustain ideas in challenging contexts: places where there is censorship, of course, or little support from the government, or little capital for art. This is an economic framework we are considering, but it is also about friendship and system-building. What is happening in rural China or a remote part of Spain or Italy? What is happening in central Europe right now or Brazil – where there are so many challenges emerging from the government – or Egypt, where there is censorship, or in Palestine? These places face issues we all share, and our vision of a lumbung, formed in tandem with documenta, is as an opportunity to take them on together. “

 

https://frieze.com/article/what-indonesian-curators-ruangrupa-learned-agrarian-tradition?fbclid=IwAR3aePLmT2FyA7PfdLdwwD_swYlTp9IfxyHMGhVQlLV82Kj0uDQeotDhXYI

 

 

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