ROH is pleased to share the participation of Mella Jaarsma, Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, and Tromarama in the festival Indonesia Bertutur 2022.
Carrying the theme "Experiencing the Past, Growing the Future", the 2022 Indonesia Bertutur Festival features 20 cultural heritages as materials chosen by cultural actors in their works. These cultural heritages are Sangiran, Liang Bua, Leang-Leang, Misool Cluster (Raja Ampat), Sangkulirang, Lore Lindu, Kutai, Tarumanegara, Dieng Temple Complex, Borobudur Temple, Mendut Temple, Pawon Temple, Prambanan Temple, Gunung Kawi Temple, Muara Takus, Muaro Jambi, Jago Temple, Singosari Temple, Trowulan, and Bahal Temple.
Mengusung tema “Mengalami Masa Lalu, Menumbuhkan Masa Depan”, Festival Indonesia Bertutur 2022 menampilkan 20 cagar budaya sebagai materi yang dipilih para pelaku budaya dalam karya mereka. Cagar budaya tersebut adalah Sangiran, Liang Bua, Leang- Leang, Gugus Misool (Raja Ampat), Sangkulirang, Lore Lindu, Kutai, Tarumanegara, Kompleks Candi Dieng, Candi Borobudur, Candi Mendut, Candi Pawon, Candi Prambanan, Candi Gunung Kawi, Muara Takus, Muaro Jambi, Candi Jago, Candi Singosari, Trowulan, dan Candi Bahal.
"Indonesia Bertutur 2022 aims to offer an open way of thinking and acting, while at the same time prioritizing the achievement of purposes in creating works of art meant to benefit people's lives," said the Artistic Director of Indonesia Bertutur 2022, Melati Suryodarmo.
“Indonesia Bertutur 2022 bertujuan untuk menawarkan keterbukaan cara berpikir dan bertindak, sekaligus mengutamakan pencapaian tujuan penciptaan karya seni yang ditujukan untuk kemaslahatan kehidupan masyarakat,” kata Direktur Artistik Indonesia Bertutur 2022, Melati Suryodarmo.
The enabling of Indonesia Bertutur can be a source of education, experience, and inspiration for the public, especially the younger generation, to participate in preserving Indonesia's artistic and cultural heritage. Visitors are expected to get various interesting experiences in Indonesia Bertutur free of charge.
Digelarnya Indonesia Bertutur bisa menjadi sumber edukasi, pengalaman dan inspirasi bagi masyarakat khususnya generasi muda untuk ikut melestarikan warisan seni dan budaya Indonesia. Pengunjung diharapkan mendapatkan berbagai pengalaman menarik di Indonesia Bertutur tanpa dipungut biaya.
Born 1960, Emmeloord, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Mella Jaarsma is an artist who has become known for her complex custom installations and her focus on forms of cultural and racial diversity embedded within clothing, the body, and food. She studied visual art at Minerva Academy in Groningen (1978-1984), after which she left the Netherlands to study at the Art Institute of Jakarta (1984) and at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta (1985-1986). She has lived and worked in Indonesia ever since. In 1988, she co-founded Cemeti Art House, now called Cemeti Institute for Art & Society together with Nindityo Adipurnomo, which to this day remains an important platform for young artists and art workers in the country and region.
Mella Jaarsma’s works have been presented widely in exhibitions and art events in Indonesia and around the globe. Selected solo exhibitions include Performing Artifacts: Objects in Question at ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); The Size of Rice at A+ Works of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2021); Bolak Balik at Jendela Art Space, Esplanade, Singapore (2017); Potong Waktu at Nadi Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia (2014); Truth, Lies and Senses at Lawangwangi Creative Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2012); The Fitting Room at National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia and Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia (2009). Selected group exhibitions include Visaraloka, part of the Indonesia Bertutur Festival at Museum H. Widayat, Magelang, Indonesia (2022); Indonesian Women Artists #3: Infusions into Contemporary Art (2022), National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; Bayang at South South Veza with ROH (2021); Setouchi Triennale at Ibuki Island, Japan (2019); The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030-2100 at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2019); Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia at National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia (2019); Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2019) and National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2017); 20th Biennale of Sydney: The future is already here - it’s not just evenly distributed at Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2016); The Roving Eye at Arter, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Jakarta Biennale: Siasat at Museum of Ceramics and Fine Arts, Jakarta, Indonesia (2013); Sip! Indonesian Art Today at ARNDT Berlin, Berlin, Germany and ARNDT Singapore, Singapore (2013); Suspended Histories at Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013); Singapore Biennale at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2011); Aware: Art Fashion Identity at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2010); RE-Addressing Identities at Katonah Museum, New York, USA (2009); Fashion Accidentally at Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan (2007); Yokohama Triennial, Japan (2005); and many others. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum, Singapore among others.View Artist
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Text by Yohanes Enggar Harususilo, cited from Kompas.com
Photography by The Artists and ROH
Courtesy of The Artists, Indonesia Bertutur, and ROH