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What's Happening in Indonesian art and culture these days?
Talk and Live Discussion with Indonesian curator Agung Hujatnikajennong, and artists Syagini Ratna Wulan and Duto Hardono

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Left: Syagini Ratna Wulan / 2010 / Stay With Me Forever(detail) / Solo Exhibition "Love Affair Pt.1: The Dining Room / White Lies"
Right: Duto Hardono / 2010/ Duto with the Marching Band of ITB / Solo exhibition "Good Love, Bad Joke"



Date and Time: Friday, June 17 2011, 19:00 - 21:00
Organized by: Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
Co-Organized by: The Backers Foundation
Venue: AIT Room Daikanyama (Twin Bldg. Daikanyama B-403, 30-8 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku)
Capacity: 30. Booking Required.
Admission: JPY1000/JPY800: 'Base Members' and Students/Free: 'House Members' and 'Support Members'
Others: 1 free drink, talk will be in English with consecutive Japanese translation


Send an email with its subject as "AIT SLIDE TALK #28" to office@a-i-t.net, including your name, and contact.


 AIT is pleased to host an informal talk with three young Indonesian art professionals. The evening will be a rare opportunity in Tokyo to hear about a younger generation of Indonesian artists and curator, and the changing contexts of art in Indonesia today. All of the speakers are in their late twenties to mid thirties and are active in the contemporary art scene in Indonesia and beyond.

 The talk is a part of the 2011 Backers Artist in Residence program, the fifth edition of this innovative program which invites emerging curators and artists from non-Western countries.

 The curator Agung Hujatnikajennong(b. 1976) will speak about the broad contexts in which art is being made and thought about now in Indonesia. Agung has curated a number of key exhibitions over the past years in Indonesia, forging new global connections for an emerging generation of creators and artists who work internationally. Agung will be joined by two artists: Syagini Ratna Wulan (b1979)and Duto Hardono (b.1985), both of whom have worked with Agung and are currently showing new works at hiromiyoshii roppongi.

 Moderated by AIT staff, the evening will involve slides of recent Indonesian art, alternative spaces and exhibitions, together with lively conversation and questions from the audience. The talk will be held in English with consecutive translation by AIT staff. We hope that you can join us for this Indonesian flavored night of information and new insights.

< Curator >
 ・Agung Hujatnikajennong (Born in Tasikmalaya, 1976, lives in Bandung, Indonesia)

< Artists >
 ・Syagini Ratnawulan (Born in Bandung, 1979, lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia)
 ・Duto Hardono (Born in Jakarta, 1985, lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia)

* Syagini Ratna Wulan and Duto Harudono's exhibition 'Rounds' is taking place at hiromiyoshii roppongi until 6/11.



Since 2007, the Backers Foundation, a private group of patrons from the business worlds, has supported eight emerging contemporary artists and four curators to visit Tokyo and stay for a 3 month residency. In 2012, a group exhibition of the 10 previous residency artists will be held. The non-profit organization AIT works with the Backers Foundation to organize and host the program.

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