Biennales of Tomorrow, Contemporary Art and Society Post-Corona

The pandemic of Covid-19 affect the global art scene indiscriminatingly. With many art events canceled, international biennales pushed back and art practice settles to embracing online platforms for exhibitions and remaining connected to the public.

Biennales have always been serving as the benchmark of how art practice responds to and contributes  in the development of contemporary culture. Jakarta Biennale, in this case has become Indonesia’s main art event that plays a crucial role in synthesizing local and international art practices in dealing with contemporary issues, and this year, with the theme of ‘ESOK-Membangun Sejarah Bersama’ (Tomorrow – Building History Together), the urgency of rethinking about the future of biennales, contemporary art practice in relation to the change of societies during and after the pandemic is becoming more apparent.

Jakarta Biennale gathers its former artistic directors to talk about the issue: Jim Supangkat (Biennale Jakarta 1993), Charles Esche (2015), Melati Suryodarmo (2017) and will be joined by JB 2021 artistic director Dolorosa Sinaga, moderated by JB executive director Farah Wardani.

The talk will be held via Zoom conference call, with registered audiences: Tuesday, 12 May 2020. 14.30-16.30 Jakarta Time.

The talk will be recorded and screened post-event on our Youtube channel. We are opening registration for limited audience participation. Please register here: Registration Form