THE CURATORIAL COURSE WHAT COULD/SHOULD CURATING DO? IS GLAD TO ANNOUNCE A PUBLIC TALK BY
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.
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).
*Cover photo: courtesy of Leiden University Libraries