介紹 DESCRIPTION //
This publication is part of a research of the artistic and social pratice of ruangrupa, an artists’ initiative from Jakarta, Indonesia. The complete research, consisting of a total of three chapters, was published in 2016 under the title Also-Space, from Hot to Something Else: How Indonesian Art Initiatives Have Reinvented Networking.
The text of the present publication is the third and final chapter of the book, focusing on the author’s concepts of ‘also-space’ and ‘gLEAP’ and based on the examples of a number of other Indonesian artists and artists’ iniatiatives.
How can we develop an artistic practice that does not define itself as ‘alternative’ or ‘in opposition’ to the society in which it exists, but rather as an integral part of the various communities in which the artist functions, produces and lives, and is thus very much a part of?
This research was conducted and written by reinaart vanhoe at the Research Centre Creating 010, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, and the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Part of the field research was conducted during a residency by the author at KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2014.
The present pre-publication was realised for the occcasion of the event SONSBEEK’16 transACTION in Arnhem, the Netherlands, which was curated by ruangrupa.