Jakarta History Museum Holds Exhibitions from 4 Countries
Reporter: Sugeng - DKI Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office in collaboration with the Rujak Center for Urban Studies and supported by Arts Network Asia and the Institute of Fur Auslandsbeziehungen held an exhibition titled -2m. Voices from Under the Sea.
The exhibition, which presents works from four countries, namely, Indonesia, Japan, Germany and Australia, took place from May 8 to June 16, 2019. The exhibition was held as part of the commemoration of the International Museum Day.
As for a number of artists and communities involved, Irwan Ahmett, Tita Salina, Jorgen Doyle, Hannah Ekin, Mikael Johani, Adi Priyatna, Alex Head, Anna Kostreva, RCUS, Jun Kitazawa, Dea Widya, Cilik Journalist Group, Jagat Tagar Theater, and Nico Broer-Sinau Art, and Adek Ceeguk Theater Groups Jagat.
Head of Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office (Disparbud) Edy Junaedi, when confirmed by, Wednesday, $ 08/05/2019) said that Jakarta has become a coastal city full of history, strategic, and an economic driver. So, it can spur artists to critically review everyday life and the human condition and habitat that exists both on land and in the ocean ".
"The Jakarta History Museum was once the center of government in the VOC era and also invited reactions from artists to realize and re-project the experience of exhibitors while interacting with life in Jakarta Bay," he said.
Edi explained, this exhibition presents various forms of contemporary works in the form of videos, installations, models, essays, photography, to theater and performative literature.
"The work was displayed in various showrooms of the Jakarta History Museum, ranging from male prisons, mural rooms, to balcony rooms," he explained.
Meanwhile, Head of Jakarta Disparbud History Museum UP, Sri Kusumawati said, the artists who participated in the exhibition presented a variety of perspectives on heroism jargon or sacrifice in the name of development, Jakarta identity, the daily lives of residents on the coast, and residential areas.
"The works displayed also raise critical themes regarding social and environmental conditions in coastal areas. "A number of works also use materials that are commonly obtained in the sea area," he said.
For information, during Ramadan the exhibition is open to the public starting at 08.00 a.m -03.00 p.m. Then, after Ramadan the exhibition takes place at 08.00 a.m -05.00 p.m. For those who want to see the exhibition, just pay for the museum entrance ticket.