Monday, January 16, 2012

curatorial practice in Indonesia

June Yap: “As Agung Hujatnikajennong, curator in Bandung at the Selasar Sunaryo Art Space and the [2009] Jakarta Biennale, suggests, curatorial practice depends on networks […]. This has also begun to grow problematic in Indonesia, in that ‘the network is much determined by arbitrary connections, that all kinds of interests may overlap, and some curators are not able to define their own positions so as to gain a level of autonomy and professionalism. Since the boom of the art market in Indonesia, the Indonesian curator has been identified with the extension of the commercial institution's interest, such as with galleries or auction houses’.”

In a discussion with Tony Godfrey for Broadsheet, Agung says that “the notion of curatorial practice has always been like a free-floating job [in Indonesia].”

What is Agung’s own position in this?

June Yap, “Curatorial connections, Southeast Asia: Three panels, two books;”

Tony Godfrey, “Ethics and politics of curating in Southeast Asia,” Broadsheet 40, no.1 (2010), 56-59;

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