Jakarta Biennale 2021 ESOK
Toward the end of 2019, “ESOK” was conceived as the main theme of the Jakarta Biennale XVI. The idea is to touch on the numerous life issues in the world today: human rights, the environment, diversity, gender equality, political polarization to digital disruption.
These problems have been revolving; being read, contemplated, discussed, and expressed in the corridors of contemporary art. By way of a rereading of history and a gaze toward the future, strategies and experimentations in what art can offer bear the urgency while in search of and creating meanings of ESOK.
Raising hope for ESOK, the Jakarta Biennale mutates to offer the novelty of the future. When the pandemic later passes, we will build a new history together, toward ESOK that we aspire to.
About JB2021 ESOK [Monthly event] Living in the surreal, exhibiting the mundane.
Akmalia Rizqita's contribution for [Conversation] – a series of posts on exhibition making from the Jakarta Biennale 2021 ESOK curatorial team.
Grace Samboh's contribution for [Conversation] – a series of posts on exhibition making from the Jakarta Biennale 2021 ESOK curatorial team.
About JB2021 ESOK [Monthly event] Shadow Soundings (through leaves).
This interview was originally published in 11 September 1976, as part of TEMPO magazine special report on the opening of “Balai Seni Rupa Jakarta”. Translated by Sally Texania.
A text by Siti Adiyati Subangun on Pameran Seni Rupa Dialogis Transformatif (Dialogically Transformative Art Exhibition) originally published in Kompas daily newspaper on Sunday, September 4, 1988. Translated by Grace Samboh.
This text was presented by Oesman Effendi at the discussion of fine art, part of the Jakarta Art Party II, Friday and Saturday, 7 and 8 November 1969, in the exhibition hall of PKJ-TIM, DKJ (The Jakarta Art Center, Taman Ismail Marzuki, the Special Region of Jakarta).
An excerpt from Mika Hannula's The Politics of Small Gestures: Chances and Challenges for Contemporary Art (art-ist, 2006).
A letter from Farah Wardani, Programme Director for JB2021 ESOK in response to letters by the Artistic Director and Curators.
A letter from Qinyi Lim, curator for JB 2021: ESOK in reply to Notes from the Artistic Director, Dolorosa Sinaga
A letter from Sally Texania, curator for JB 2021: ESOK in reply to Notes from the Artistic Director, Dolorosa Sinaga.
A letter from Grace Samboh, curator for JB 2021: ESOK in reply to Notes from the Artistic Director, Dolorosa Sinaga
A letter from Dolorosa Sinaga, Artistic Director of JB 2021: ESOK addressed to Programme Director, Farah Wardani and Curators, Grace Samboh, Sally Texania, and Qinyi Lim.