Indonesian Artist Collective Ruangrupa to Curate Documenta’s 15th Edition – 印度尼西亚艺术家集体阮鲁帕策划纪录片第15版

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22 Feb 2019

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Indonesian Artist Collective Ruangrupa to Curate Documenta’s 15th Edition

By Frieze News Desk

22 Feb 2019

This is the first time that an artist collective, and curators from Asia, have been picked to direct the prestigious exhibition

Indonesian Artist Collective Ruangrupa to Curate Documenta’s 15th Edition - 印度尼西亚艺术家集体阮鲁帕策划纪录片第15版

Ruangrupa, 2019. © Gudskul/Jin Panji

The art exhibition Documenta, which takes place every five years in the German city of Kassel, has named the Indonesian art collective Ruangrupa to curate its 15th edition. It is scheduled to take place in 2022, from 18 June to 25 September. The appointment is a double-first for the exhibition: the first time that an artist collective has been named to direct Documenta, and the first time that the curators have come from Asia.

Ruangrupa members Farid Rakun and Ade Darmawan commented: ‘If documenta was launched in 1955 to heal war wounds, why shouldn’t we focus documenta 15 on today’s injuries, especially ones rooted in colonialism, capitalism, or patriarchal structures, and contrast them with partnership-based models that enable people to have a different view of the world.’

‘We have appointed Ruangrupa because they have demonstrated the ability to appeal to various communities, incuding groups that go beyond pure art audiences, and to promote local commitment and participation,’ Philippe Pirotte, director of Frankfurt’s Städelschule and a member of the search committee, commented. ‘Their curatorial approach is based on an international network of local community-based art organisations.’

Ruangrupa, whose name loosely translates as ‘a space for art’, was founded in 2000 in Jakarta, Indonesia. They have previously participated in the 2002 and 2018 editions of the Gwangju Biennale, the 2016 Singapore Biennale and the 2005 Istanbul Biennale, among others. Ruangrupa also curated the 2016 edition of the art exhibition Sonsbeek in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Picked from a list of 10 candidates, Ruangrupa was a unanimous choice for Documenta’s committee. Alongside Pirotte, the selection committee for the 15th edition included Ute Meta Bauer, director of Singapore’s Centre for Contemporary Art, Charles Esche, director of the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, artist Amar Kanwar, Tate Modern director Frances Morris, curator Gabi Ngcobo, London’s Showroom director Elvira Dyangani Ose and Jochen Volz, director of the Pinacoteca do Estado in São Paulo.

The last edition of Documenta in 2017 – directed by Adam Szymczyk and split between Kassel and Athens – triggered substantial controversy, scrutiny and allegations of financial misconduct. The exhibition’s Athens location created a budget deficit of EUR€7.6 million, with the city of Kassel and the state of Hesse stepping in to bail Documenta out. Former Documenta CEO Annette Kulenkampff was eventually cleared of criminal wrongdoing in relation to the 2017 edition, following an investigation into the budget shortfall.

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新闻/由Frieze新闻台2019年2月22日新闻/印度尼西亚艺术家集体阮鲁帕策划由Frieze新闻台2制作的第15版Documenta2019年2月2日,这是第一次选择来自亚洲的艺术家集体和策展人来指导著名的展览 Ruangrupa,2019。礼貌:Gudskul/Jin Panji在德国卡塞尔市每五年举办一次的艺术展览文件,已指定印度尼西亚艺术集体阮鲁巴为第15版的策展人。计划于2022年6月18日至9月25日举行。这次展览的任命是双重的:第一次指定一个艺术家集体来指导纪录片,第一次是策展人来自亚洲。Ruangrupa的成员Farid Rakun和Ade Darmawan评论道:“如果documenta是在1955年推出的,以治愈战争创伤,我们为什么不把documenta 15集中在今天的创伤上,特别是那些根植于殖民主义、资本主义或父权制结构的创伤上,并将它们与基于伙伴关系的模型进行对比,使人们能够有不同的观点法兰克福圣德尔舒勒研究所所长、搜索委员会成员皮洛特(Philippe Pirotte)评论道:“我们任命阮鲁帕是因为他们有能力吸引不同的社区,灌输超越纯艺术受众的群体,并促进当地的承诺和参与。”他们的策展方法是建立在一个由当地社区艺术组织组成的国际网络的基础上的。阮鲁巴于2000年在印度尼西亚雅加达成立,其名字大致翻译为“艺术空间”。他们曾参加过2002年和2018年的光州双年展、2016年新加坡双年展和2005年伊斯坦布尔双年展等。Ruangrupa还在荷兰阿纳姆举办了2016年版的Sonsbeek艺术展。从10位候选人名单中选出,阮鲁巴是纪录片委员会的一致选择。除了皮洛特,第15版的评选委员会还包括新加坡当代艺术中心主任尤特·梅塔·鲍尔、荷兰埃因霍温范阿贝博物馆馆长查尔斯·埃希、艺术家阿马尔·坎瓦尔、泰特现代艺术馆馆长弗朗西斯·莫里斯、馆长加比·恩科博、伦敦展厅馆长埃尔维拉·戴安加尼·奥斯A。圣保罗Pinacoteca do Estado董事Nd Jochen Volz。2017年,由亚当·斯齐姆奇克执导、卡塞尔与雅典分道扬镳的最新版《文件》引发了大量争议、审查和金融不当行为指控。展览在雅典的位置造成了760万欧元的预算赤字,卡塞尔市和黑塞州也参与了救助文件的工作。在对预算不足进行调查后,前文档公司首席执行官安妮特·库伦坎普夫最终被排除了与2017年版相关的刑事违法行为。中楣新闻台新闻/documenta ruangrupa新闻馆长documenta 15


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