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Ruangrupa’s journey to Documenta

  • Dylan Amirio

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 15 2019   /  12:47 am
Creative force: Jakarta-based art collective Ruangrupa is best known for its intense social commentaries in various artistic mediums, balancing them with bright colors and humor.(Courtesy of Documenta/Gudskul/Jin Panji)

Creative force: Jakarta-based art collective Ruangrupa is best known for its intense social commentaries in various artistic mediums, balancing them with bright colors and humor.(Courtesy of Documenta/Gudskul/Jin Panji)Ahead of its upcoming curatorial project at the prestigious Documenta art exhibition in Kassel, Germany, in 2022, Indonesian art collective Ruangrupa has already established itself as the preeminent contemporary art institution in Indonesia.It started out humbly as a forum for artistic collaboration that rewarded critical thinking about one’s surroundings.The Jakarta-based art collective was founded in 2000, two years after the fall of the repressive Soeharto regime. Coming out of the authoritarian era, Ruangrupa took advantage of the newfound freedom by providing exhibition spaces, publishing services, workshops, research and setting up festivals and events.Throughout t...