Cemeti-Institute for Art and Society: Making Public(s)
'Making Public(s): A Subjective Reading of the Histories and Futures of Cemeti–Institute for Art and Society'
Cemeti–Institute for Art and Society (formerly 'Cemeti Gallery', then 'Cemeti Art House’), is the oldest platform for contemporary art in Indonesia, founded in 1988 as an artist-run space.
In 2017, a new team took the helm, using 2017 to think through alternative possible futures for Cemeti in the form of an 18-month program of exhibitions, workshops, assemblies and working groups called 'Maintenance Works'.
In this event at Artspace, you are invited to join Cemeti’s Chief Curators, Sanne Oorthuizen and Alec Joseph Steadman who will share their fragmented and subjective reading of Cemeti’s history, give you a tour of the 'Maintenance Works' program and share some thoughts for the future, exploring how a gallery can function as a site for civic action. Attendees will be encouraged to reflect together on some basic questions that have been at the core of Maintenance Works, such as ‘What is the social and political agency of art practice?’, ‘What can art institutions do?’, ‘What is a gallery for?’, and ‘How do we work together?’.
This event will be streaming live from the Artspace page.