Che Onejoon

Che Onejoon​

1. International Friendship

Statue of Joshua Nkomo (former vice president of Zimbabwe) rebuilt by Zimbabwean Artist David David G Mutasa in 2014

Digital C-print

60 x 86 cm

2018

 

Demolished site of statue of Joshua Nkomo (former vice president of Zimbabwe), removed in 2011, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Digital C-print

60 x 86 cm

2013

 

Tiglachin Monument, built in 1977, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Digital C-print

60 x 86 cm

2015

 

Heroes’ Acre, built in 2002, Windhoek, Namibia

Digital C-print

60 x 86 cm

2013

 

Independence Museum, under construction, Windhoek, Namibia

Digital C-print

60 x 86 cm

2013

 

National Heroes Acre, built in 1981, Harare, Zimbabwe

Digital C-print

60 x 86 cm

2013

 

Three Dikgosi Monument, built 

in 2005, Gaborone, Botswana

Digital C-print

51 x 66 cm

2013

 

International Friendship

Original footage from Mokran Video Company in the DPRK and reedited by Onejoon Che

HD Video, 5 min 46 sec

 

Courtesy of the artist

 

Statue of DR Congo’s first Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, sculpted in 2002 Kinshasa, DR Congo

Digital C-print

51 x 66 cm

2013

 

Three Dikgosi Monument, built in 2005 in Gaborone, Botswana, 2013

Digital C-print

51 x 66 cm

2013

 

Bust of former President Laurent Kabila, sculpted in 2002, Kinshasa, DR Congo, 2013

Digital C-print

51 x 66 cm

2013

Courtesy of the artist

 

Saharan Gypsum Desert Rose by People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria [Feb Juche 71(1982)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Solidarity (ivory carving) by The National Coordination Committee of Juche Study, Dar es Salaam University College of Education [Feb Juche 71(1982)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Wall clock by Committee of The Great Juche Idea of Comrade Kim Il-sung from United Nations Institute for Namibia in Zambia [Dec Juche 73(1984)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

“The unification of Korea should be achieved in peace without the interference of the others.”

From the speech of Rwanda’s president

“We urge that the foreign militaries in South Korea should withdraw from the country.”

From the speech of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

“The biggest obstacle of unification of Korea is an interfere of America on the internal affairs.” From the speech of Zambia’s representative

 

Brotherly Leader of the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Muammar Al Gaddafi [Dec Juche 70(1981)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Bell with Ivory by The President of the Somali Democratic Republic Mohamed Siad Barre [Aug Juche 59(1970)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Tree Model by Samora Moisés Machel, President of People’s Republic of Mozambique [Sep 

Juche 72(1983)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable 

2017

 

The people from the Republic of Zaire acknowledge that the unification of Korea is an issue 

of themselves to deal with without infringements of the other parties. At the conference from the Republic of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko (Workers’ Newspaper, 4 October, 1973)

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Crane (horn craft) by Siaka Probyn Stevens, President of Republic of Sierra Leone [Apr Juche 71(1982)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Patriarch’s chair, cloth, hat, neckclees, armrest and baton, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief of Umuoji tribe J.O. Mama [Mar Juche 84(1994)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Hunter from Sudanese Socialist Union [Oct Juche 73(1984)] 

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Brass teapot, Brass plate, Drinking Glass by Association of African Journalists and Writers [Jul Juche 72(1983)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Solidarity (wood sculpture) by Samora Moisés Machel, President of People’s Republic of Mozambique [Sep Juche 72(1983)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Peasant and Artist of Madagascar (wood sculpture) by Prime Minister of Republic of Madagascar [Sep Juche 72(1983)]

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

“The government of Togo breaks off diplomatic relations with South Korean puppet 

government”, “The president of Togo calls an emergency meeting of people’s central committee” from Workers’ Newspaper, 19 September, 1974.

Digital C-print

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Ivory

3D Printed Sculpture 

Dimensions Variable

2017

Courtesy of the artist

 

International Friendship, Archives from Africa and North Korea

Obelisk miniature from Axum, Ethiophia, the novel Sea of Blood, 1982, newspapers in 2013 from Zimbabwe, Namibia, catalog of Mansudae Art Studio in North Korea, Kim Il Sung, Sur le travail de l’union des femmes (On the Work of the Women’s Union), 1971, Kim Jong Il, The Leader of the Youth Movement, 1988, The Afro-Asian movement by David Kimche, Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950–1992 by Charles K. Armstrong, African renaissance miniature from Dakar, Senegal

 

Blueprints of Independence Museum, made by Mansudae Overseas Project Group of Companies, Windhoek, Namibia. Found discarded in Namibia in February 2013, Daily Production Report, June 21, 2010 – February 3, 2011. The third group comprises eighteen North Korean workers. Found discarded in Namibia in February 2013, biography of Joshua Nkomo, Nkomo: The Story of My Life, Africa massacres, The Riddle of Violence by Kenneth Kaunda, 1981, Sékou Touré (Panaf great lives), 1978, Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea by Max Liniger-Goumaz, 1979

 

2.Highlife

Made in Korea, HD video, 5 min 33 sec, 2021

TV monitor with vinyl album covers of highlife music from west Africa and trot music from South Korea 

in 70 and 80s

 

Devin Smalls from U.S in 2019, Dongduchen, 2020

Digital print, 

138 x 178 cm, 

2021

 

Ikechukwu Adaeze from Nigeria in 2018, Paju

Digital print, 

138 x 178 cm, 

2021

 

Augusta Ukonu and Emmanuel Uzoigwe family from Nigeria in 2016, Dongducheon

Digital print, 

103 x 133 cm, 

2021

 

Christine Adwoa Pokua and Johnson Adura Oyekunbi family from Nigeria in 2015, Paju

Digital print, 

103 x 133 cm, 

2021

Wilfred Mgbor from Nigeria in 1998 and Eun hee family 

Digital print, 

103 x 133 cm, 

2021

 

Through the mediums of photography, film, or installation, Che Onejoon’s works have traced Seoul’s red-light district after the ban of prostitution in 2004, monuments in Africa that symbolize diplomatic ties with North Korea, and underground bunkers abandoned by American troops in South Korea. Once a staff photographer in a police unit, his works often stirr up questions about socio-political changes behind what appears before our eyes. In the Jakarta Biennale 2021: ESOK, he will be taking us to uncover his next findings.

 

With the support of Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Korea, Korea Arts Management Service, and the grant program Fund for Korean Art Abroad.

Celia Irina González Álvarez-Yunior Aguiar Perdomo

Celia Irina González Álvarez-Yunior Aguiar Perdomo​

Wet Season – Dry Season

(2021)

With Rodrigo Julkim Mendoza Toro (Mexico City)

Installation – rice husks, rice husk concrete blocks, water, sound

Celia-Yunior (Celia González Alvarez and Junior Aguiar Perdomo) is an artist duo from Havana, Cuba, who have worked together since 2004. They graduated from Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana (2009), Cátedra Arte de Conducta, Havana (2007), and Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “San Alejandro”, Havana (2004). They often do researches on political, administrative, and economic happenings in various cities using information found in buildings and places. The results are then presented in installation art, videos, and documentary-based works.

Cecil Mariani & Anggraeni Widhiasih

Cecil Mariani & Anggraeni Widhiasih​

Paranormal Baru: PENAMPAKAN (New Paranormal: APPARITION)

(2021)

Participatory installation involving submitted research forms, profiles, folded

papers, tarot-reading

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Prakerti

Cecil Mariani’s practice combines aspects of academic work, art and design. Her works question the productive and reproductive, the visible and invisible as well as the problems of organisation. At the 2021 Jakarta Biennale, Cecil, along with Anggraeni Widhiasih who is active in collectives and experimental platforms, aim to satisfy the curiosities behind the formation of the so-called normal and paranormal.

Supported by: Prakerti

bani haykal

bani haykal

sifrmu/machine yearning

(2021)

Multi-channel video installation, sifrmu patch written on Pure Data

bani haykal experiments with text + music. A member of the band b-quartet, bani considers music (making/processes) as material. His projects investigate modes of interfacing and interaction with feedback/feedforward mechanisms.

Manifestations of his research culminate into works of various forms encompassing installation, poetry, and performance. His current work frames encryption as a process and basis for human-machine intimacy by navigating interfaces such as a QWERTY keyboard as mediums of interactivity.

Anusapati

Anusapati

EDUscape

(2021)

Installation with school benches, tree, and soundscape

Anusapati is a sculptor who also teaches at the Faculty of Visual Arts of the Indonesia Institute of the Arts of Yogyakarta. Manifesting a nature-abiding attitude, he works mainly using bamboo and wood, especially teak. In addition, he exploits bronze, found object, and installation. His sculptures are built out of objects from daily life, such as traditional slit drum, boat, traditional chignon, etc, which gain new, different volumes and forms.

Anna Daučíková & Tamarra

Anna Daučíková & Tamarra

Talking To You: Online performance by Anchan and Tamarra, Yogyakarta-Prague, 24.09.2021

(2021)

Two-channel HD video, color, sound, 33 min

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Technical Crew 

Grayce Soba (Yogyakarta)

PALMI+ s.r.o (Prague) 

Postproduction

PALMI+ s.r.o

Anna Daučíková is a visual artist and teacher active within Central European space while Tamarra is an artist and performer in Yogyakarta. Respectively a queer and a waria (a third gender in Indonesia with diverse characteristics), they have been forging their artistic and personal trajectories while living openly in non-binary existences. In the Jakarta Biennale 2021, they try to create a space for mutual understanding that can be enlarged and destabilized in a search for possibilities for new sensibility.

Alfiah Rahdini

Alfiah Rahdini

Sri Naura Paramita

(2011) 

Fiberglass, 176 x 250 x 250 cm 

Alfiah Rahdini works with sculpture in public spaces while exploring how art deals with gender, democratic, and cultural discourses of the society. Along the way, her sculptures often become the starting point of other mediums, such as installation and performance. Raising issues that are distinctively Indonesian, her works remain relevant to the global contexts behind the various phenomena today.

Ary “Jimged” Sendy

Ary "Jimged" Sendy

Rasa Koto Moruk

(2021)

with Cesar Augusto da Costa Lourdes, Cesar Trinito Freitas Gaio,

Nug Katjasungkana (Dili)

Video installation with archival materials

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

Santina Lúcia da Costa

Adroaldo de Almeida

Maria Zevonia Fernandes Vieira

Salvador Natalino de Jesus Luis Magno

Simao Alamar

Revaldi

João Orleans da Costa

Aurora de Jesus da Costa

Rivaldo Armindo

Nuno Rodriguez Tchailoro

Antonia Etelvina Boavida Soares

Ego Lemos

 

Hilmar Farid

Hyphen — 

Budi Mulia

Lefidus Malau

Dolorosa Sinaga

Beranda Rakyat Garuda

Grace Samboh

‘Chita’ Akmalia Rizqita

Enin Supriyanto

Project by 9 & RUBANAH Underground Hub

Ratna Mufida

Julia Sarisetiati

Berto Tukan

Embarking from photography as his background, Ary “Jimged” Sendy observes consumption patterns in urban life as socio-cultural changes whirling about. In that respect, Jimged not only uses camera lens but also social, political, geographical, and historical lenses. Using various methods of image-recording, he frames his observations to offer a different angle to recognize the constellations of power in our living spaces.

 

Supported by: Kemdikbud, Haburas Foundation, Metresi Film, Dilicious

    

Esok video projections supported by: Epson