ARTIST RESIDENCY INDONESIA ART SPACES
After eleven successful Landing Soon residency projects, a three year exchange programme run by Indonesian art space Cemeti Art House in collaboration with Heden in The Hague, Netherlands, Cemeti Art House has refreshed its residency programmes which are now open to artists, curators and researchers.
Cemeti Art House is considered to be ground-breaking for promoting a healthy regeneration of the Indonesian art scene. The artist husband-and-wife team Nindityo Adipurnomo and Mella Jaarsma founded the Yogyakarta-based gallery in 1988 and since then, they have made an unparalleled contribution to the development of Indonesian contemporary art. One such contribution comes in the form of art residency programmes.
Between 2006 and 2009, residency programme Landing Soon facilitated exchange between twelve Indonesian artists and fourteen Dutch artists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and The Hague, Netherlands. Landing Soon #11, with Wiyoga Muhardanto (Indonesia) and Rosalie Monod de Froideville (The Netherlands), finished off the residency series.
After three years of success, Adipurnomo feels that Landing Soon needs a refreshment and there are plans to host more artists from different countries. He spoke to Art Radar on the space’s future residency projects:
It would be very fantastic to host more artists from everywhere around the world, but it all depends on the funding, of course. However, we are happy that [this] year we have [had] three instead of only two artists-in-residency [and they came from] Indonesia, The Netherlands and Australia, working together in [a three month] period of residency. We will also host one curator from Australia. Within the period 2011 to 2013 Cemeti Art House will host residencies focussing on the importance of art practice by incorporating social experiences and an innovative approach.
As Adipurnomo mentions, the space has already completed the first residency under it’s new programme HotWave. HotWave #1 artists-in-residency included Restu Ratnaningtyas (Indonesia), Lotte Geeven (Netherlands) and Tim Woodward (Australia) who worked together from September to November this year. The residency concluded with the “HotWave #1″ exhibition in November.
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