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Socially-Engaged Art & Design in Public Spaces from a Polish Perspective

Since 2014 curator Marianna Dobkowska work together with researcher Kris Lukomski on the artist exchange between Indonesia and Poland and explore art communities and socially-engaged initiatives in Indonesia. The conversation at KUNCI is a mirror-reflection of the specified issues from the Polish perspective and an introduction to the socially-engaged projects and communities from Poland. It will eventually be the preview of the exhibition & public program that are planned in Jakarta in June and July 2016, that will present the variety of art-initiatives, art and design works selected by curators to shape the image of contemporary Poland and its social backgrounds.

Marina Vishmidt – The Manifestation of the Discourse of the Commons in the Field of Art

Today I will be developing a few of the themes from a text I wrote some months ago on the manifestation of the discourse of the commons in the field of art, especially ‘commons’ as a concept, ethic or tool to revise organisational strategies and critical practices that would define themselves in proximity to social engagement or community work.

Casco Office for Art, Design and Theory

Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory adalah untuk riset artistik dan eksperimen, yang lintas disipliner, terbuka bagi kolaborasi, dan berfokus pada proses.

The Babbling Art

An evening, Popok Triwahyudi came to my house with a mountain-sized question, what is the role of art for the people? I wondered whether he is serious or joking with such a question. I thought it’s rather surprising. How could, in these days, an artist, and even a contemporary artist, ask a question about his role for the people? Hence, I gave him a question, which artist and which art that you mean? He said, of course the artist and their works we often see in galleries and be published in Sunday papers. In brief, the contemporary artists… Oh, I see. Then I asked him more question, which people? He replied, surely the common people, the ordinary ones we meet in kampongs. Then I said to him, if that is the case, the answer is clear: the role is absent! We know that it’s difficult for most people to understand and appreciate artworks exhibited in contemporary art galleries. What hey know is that art is usually used for entertainment, commemorating a moment or someone worthy of remembrance. That’s the concept of beauty in people’s mind. Hence beautiful, more or less, should also be effective and efficient.

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