First organised in 1988, Biennale Jogja is an international biennial run by Yogyakarta Regional Government and organised by Yayasan Biennale Yogyarkarta (YBY). This year, Biennale Jogja returns for their 14th edition, including the 4th edition of the Jogja Biennale Equator series that was launched in 2011.
The Jogja Biennale Equator series focuses on the region of the equator belt with a new perspective that represents a starting point of a common platform to reevaluate the world. The project takes Indonesia, particularly Yogyakarta, on a decade-long trip around the globe, collaborating with one or more countries around the line of the equator. The 2017 edition of Jogja Biennale Equator sees their furthest point of travel this year, selecting Brazil as their partner country for collaboration!
By Gutot Pujiarto. Image Courtesy of Biennale Jogja
The theme this year responds to the issue of uncertainty in the world where fear to hope comes about as a result of an increasingly incomprehensible reality, which will then unfold in a narrative through the entire Biennale with different themes for respective programs in an attempt to present a series of traumatic moments which can be interpreted as aesthetic moments of raising awareness.
"Relationship" by Lugas Syllabus. Image Courtesy of Biennale Jogja
A prolonged transitional experience from uncertainty towards hope.
With Biennale Jogja XIV Equator #4, the theme '
stAGE OF HOPE lessness' will cover seven narrations such as Denial of Reality, Anger at Circumstances, Despair of Nothingness, Life beyond Death, Consolation of Nothing, Reality Awarness and Reality Acceptance, with works of art by 27 Indonesian and 12 Brazilian artists presented in the Main Exhibition at Jogja National Museum as well as in the art spaces from Yogyakarta for the Parallel Event.
"Belenggu I Belenggu II" by Maria Indriasari. Image Courtesy of Biennale Jogja
This year's Biennale will have 39 artists from Indonesia and Brazil, with 27 from the former, and 12 from the latter.
"When I Google Ahok" by Aditya Novali. Image Courtesy of Biennale Jogja
Here's the break down of events:
Date: 10 October - 2 November 2017
Theme: ORGANIZING CHAOS
Date: 2 November 2017 - 10 November
Theme: AGE of HOPE
Parallel Event Biennale
Date: 28 October - 3 December 2017
Theme: StAGE of HOPElessness
Date: 4 November - 7 December 2017
Theme: MANAGING HOPE
By Faisal Habibi. Image Courtesy of Biennale Jogja
"Matahari Kuning" by Yunizar. Image Courtesy of Biennale Jogja
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