Others participants. Research workshop on artistic practice and its social projection



Ade Darmawan


Guest - Research Workshop on artistic practice and its social projection - Buenos Aires 2001.

Ade Darmawan forma parte de Ruangrupa, una iniciativa de artistas en Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

"Hence our ruangrupa is formed to counter the individual's inner struggling.
We are also certain that aside from the autho-rity, there always has been another interfe-rence called the production orientation. This kind of orientation intends to deal with art as an industrial commodity only.
Art will only be able to get its dynamic and critical potentials, if the artists deal with their works as an analyzed process instead of a
producing one".
In this frame of ideas, Ade Darmawan and Hafiz started in 2000 an intiative of artists called ruangrupa. Its first activity was to organize a research workshop by convoking 50 artists from Jakarta, Bandung and Yogjakarta, inviting them to produce artwork for the social context to which they belong. The working premises were: exchange, intervention and negotiation or denying.
The project was called "Jakarta Habitus Publik". Issues like censorship, self censorship and te-rritories were at the forefront. The project took place during the Jakarta Art Festival, these days through documentation.

ruangrupa. Is an artist initiative formed by Jakarta based artists in January 2000. Ruangrupa provides and arranges an autonomous art workspace for artists to live and work intensively within a period of time. A place for dialogue for interdisciplinary thoughts such as fine art, literature, sociology, philosophy, and others. The program conceives : artist's residency, art project, exhibitions, and ruangrupa quarterly journal called karbon.

 


Ade Darmawan

"Visual culture is infused with re-presentations of life, mechanically, technologically and digitally produced images of life. As consumers of this abundance of images, "we" run the risk of finding ourselves gradually belonging to a globalized scheme of construc-ted identities, leaving "us" with the illusion of being together."
Ade Darmawan

Ade Darmawan. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia. Studied in Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta and Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Mainly works on drawing, objects, installation, public art and situational works.
Published a Core comic‚ comic magazine, in Yogyakarta in 1995.
Are we happy Poster project in Amsterdam, and a solo exhibition called Trendyprogressivebrain in 1999. In January 2000, with five other Jakarta based artists seting up the artists initiative called ruangrupa.
Now living and working in Jakarta.

Others participants. Research workshop on artistic practice and its social projection