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ruangrupa: Reza Afisina, Indra Ameng, Farid Rakun, Daniella Fitria Praptono, Iswanto Hartono, Ajeng Nurul Aini, Ade Darmawan, Julia Sarisetiati, Mirwan Andan
Photo: Gudskul / Jin Panji, 2019
Nominated unanimously by the International Finding Committee, the Supervisory Board of documenta appointed ruangrupa, a collective of artists and creatives from Jakarta, Indonesia, with a ten-member core, as the Artistic Direction of documenta 15.
Farid Rakun and Ade Darmawan, who represented ruangrupa in Kassel, formulated their decidedly participatory curatorial goals for the international art exhibition in 2022 as follows: “We want to create a globally oriented, cooperative, interdisciplinary art and culture platform that will have an impact beyond the 100 days of documenta 15. Our curatorial approach aims at a different community-oriented model of resource usage – economical, but also taking ideas, knowledge, programs and innovations into account. If documenta was launched in 1955 to heal war wounds, why shouldn’t we focus documenta 15 on today’s injuries, especially ones rooted in colonialism, capitalism, or patriarchal structures, and contrast them with partnership-based models that enable people to have a different view of the world.”
As working title for their concept, ruangrupa has proposed: Lumbung, which directly translatable as “rice barn”, is a collective pot or accumulation system, where crops produced by a community is stored as a future shared common resource.
From press information by documenta, 22 February 2019.
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