On 8 July 2021, ARTJOG opened ARTJOG MMXXI: Arts in Common - Time (to) Wonder. The opening was held online on their website and social media platforms. This opening event was hosted by Marzuki Mohammad then inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno.
ARTJOG MMXXI: Arts in Common - Time (to) Wonder showcases the works of 41 artists, both individual and groups, who all live and work in Indonesia. From 8 July to 31 August 2021, the fair will showcase the artworks by these Indonesian artists at the Jogja National Museum. The programme this year will also be accompanied by educational programmes such as the Young Artist Award program, Exhibition Tours, and Meet the Artist. In addition, the Expanded ARTJOG programmes, performances, ARTCARE, and Jogja Art Weeks will also be held during the course of the fair.
Image courtesy of ARTJOG
“Art and culture have developed into creative economy products, become a separate industry, created job opportunities, become the pillars of the country's economy. The idea, notion and creativity of friends in ARTJOG and Mas Heri Pemad turned out to be an added value, becoming a locomotive from our creative economy side." - Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy
Installation View, Image courtesy of ARTJOG
With Time (to) Wonder as its title, ARTJOG MMXXI focuses on the theme of time and its all-encompassing and immersive nature. Our daily lives are often governed by the quantitative nature of time, and we find ourselves immersed in our deadlines and schedules. ARTJOG seeks to dive deeper into understanding time by questioning the "what" and "where" of time through the artworks and artistic practices of 41 Indonesian artists. Cultural contexts, religious beliefs, philosophies, and the understanding of science provide a wide variety of meanings and affect how we understand time. These different interpretations are showcased through the artists' works with dominant concepts emerging such as 'memory', 'history', and 'monument'.
Image courtesy of ARTJOG
ARTJOG is an art event that acts as a meeting room for new ideas in art and creativity. At the same time, ARTJOG functions as a space to share knowledge and aesthetic experiences as well as the latest developments in art.
Working under the auspices of the Hita Pranajiwa Mandaya Foundation, ARTJOG is here as a festival that accommodates the latest artistic and creative processes. This is realized through the offer of online presentations that offer an offer of new experiences, as well as physical exhibitions that can be accessed on a limited basis by complying with health protocols as directed by the government.
This is a form of ARTJOG's commitment to continue to erode the barriers that limit practice and meaning in art while continuing to grow and maintain the well-established network between artists, markets, policymakers, and the public.
Art Fair Dates: 8 July - 31 August 2021
Address: Jogja National Museum
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