Biennale Jogya XII 2013 (Indonesia - Arabic Countries)

Indonesian and Arab countries’ shared cultural history has been tied up for centuries by Islam, the major religion of both regions’. WIth that in mind, with the Arabic countries as a partner, we focus on the inevitable: social, cultural and faith-based relations. Curated by Agung Hujatnikajenong (Indonesia) and Sarah Rifky (Egypt).

Masyaallah Transgenic (2013/2013) by Agung KurniawanYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

The Biennale is a channel for encountering diverse narratives, thoughts and interests in an exhibition medium.

The Wall of Tolerance (2012/2012) by Agus SuwageYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Social Mirrors #3 (2012/2013) by Agus SuwageYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

C.C. Records (2013/2013) by Duto HardonoYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Garden with Twin Moon (2013/2013) by Eko NugrohoYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Purification (2013/2013) by FX. HarsonoYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Particularly in Yogyakarta, where the cultural and political formations also tend to the ‘syncretic’, contemporary visual art becomes open practice for encounters in the ‘local’ and the ‘foreign’.

No Roots No Shoots (2012/2012) by Handiwirman SaputraYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

From Behind the Monument (2013/2013) by Jasmina MetwalyYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Chapter O (2013/2013) by Leonardiansyah AllendaYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

A Long Distance Relationship That Is Full of Contradiction and Confusing (2013/2013) by Pius Sigit KuncoroYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Takhtet Al Qaleb (2013/2013) by Prilla TaniaYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Jabal Hadroh, Jabal Al Jannah (2013/2013) by Otty WidasariYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Fraction (2013/2013) by Restu RatnaningtyasYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Guerrilla Organic (2013/2013) by Reza Afinisa a.k.a AsungYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Pocung (2013/2013) by Samuel IndratmaYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

In the case of the Biennale Jogja XII Equator #2, because of the intersecting histories between Indonesia and the Arab region, ‘the foreign’ potentially contains local aspects and vice versa, ‘the local’ is not always familiar to the space and social context that the exhibition occurs in.

100 Moving Number (2013/2013) by Syagini Ratna WulanYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Babel (2013/2013) by Tintin WuliaYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

My Name is Pencil (2009/2013) by Tiong AngYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Kora-kora Pray (2013/2013) by Tisna SanjayaYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Of Specter and Objects: I-IX (2013/2013) by UBIKYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Roar (2013/2013) by Ugo UntoroYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Immortal: The Mind Beyond Self (2013/2013) by Venzha ChristiawanYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

The syncretic dimension in contemporary art is not only located in the artists’ concept that transgresses cultural and territorial limits, but also in the way that their artwork can create dialogue within new spaces.

Desert of Pharan Series (2012/2012) by Ahmed MaterYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Check Point (2013/2013) by Ayman YousriYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Investigating the Color Spectrum of a Post-Apocalyptic Future Landscape (2013/2013) by Basim MagdyYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

The Sailor Shirt (2011/2011) by Dina DanishYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Studies for Structuralist Film no.2 (2013/2013) by Hassan KhanYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Untitled (2012/2012) by Mohamed AbdelkarimYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Transparent Existence (2009/2009) by Magdi MostafaYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Safe Landings (2010/2010) by Radhika KhimjiYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Sewer Cover (2011/2011) by Salwa AleryaniYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

When the Dust Settles (2013/2013) by Salwa AleryaniYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

Al Araba Al Madfuna (2012/2012) by Wael ShawkyYayasan Biennale Yogyakarta

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