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Arena Livens Up in Jakarta

One of the oldest Biennales in Asia, and formerly known as Biennale Dewan Kesenian Jakarta (the Biennale of Jakarta Arts Council), Jakarta Biennale 2009 made its first move towards the international stream of cross-regional celebration of contemporary visual art based in a city. In its thirteenth incarnation, under the theme of ‘Arena’, Jakarta Biennale 2009 aims to promote the idea that art can create new inspirational and participatory spaces within the urban arena. By dividing up the entire event into three zones, namely, the Fluid Zone at Galeri Nasional Indonesia (National Gallery of Indonesia), the Battle Zone scattered over twenty spots in the city, and the Zone of Understanding at local galleries, it attempts to establish itself as a valuable showcase not only for established but also for up-and-coming artists from Indonesia and the region of Southeast Asia and students from local institutes.
  • Exterior view of Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Iswanto Hartono, Mellow, 2009, installation comprising zinc, water, tin toy boat, digital print and water pump, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Iswanto Hartono, detail of Mellow
  • Tintin Wulia, (Re)Collection of Togetherness – Stage 4, 2008, installation comprising passports and wooden base, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Tintin Wulia, detail of (Re)Collection of Togetherness – Stage 4
  • Tintin Wulia puts splattered mosquitoes with traces of blood on the blank sheets inside the passports
  • Re Hartanto, Cold Memory II, 2008-2009, oil on canvas and video projection, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Video documentation of the production of Cold Memory II
  • Vincent Leong, Tropical Paradise RP830, 2009, stencil wallpaper, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Vincent Leong, detail of Tropical Paradise RP830
  • David Griggs, The Bleeding Hearts Club, 2006, acrylic on canvas, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • David Griggs, Kalabet Peynge, 2005-2007, photographs on rag paper, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Takuro Kotaka, Dear NOZOMI, 2006, single channel video, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Stani Michiels, Jakarta, 2003, digital photography, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Lyra Garcellano, A Day in the Life of the Other, 2007, installation comprising assorted toy soldiers and wooden plank, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Lyra Garcellano, detail of Cul-de-sac, 2005, digital photograph, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Adrià Julià, Untitled (Truc Trang Walls), 2006, photo-collage, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Adrià Julià, Untitled (Truc Trang Walls)
  • Roslisham Ismail, NEP, 2009, collage of urban stickers on wall, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Roslisham Ismail, detail of NEP
  • Montri Toemsombat, Nanothailand, 2008, C-type print, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Exterior view of the Fluid Zone, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Kuswidananto a.k.a. Jompet, Java’s Machine: Phantasmagoria, 2008-2009, kinetic multimedia installation comprising video, recycled electronic devices, drums, resin and video projection, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Kuswidananto a.k.a. Jompet
  • Reza Afisina, Letters to International Curators, 2008 – in progress, e-mails, Galeri Nasional Indonesia.
  • Hoang Duong Cam, Gone-Table-Gone, 2008, video sculpture comprising stainless steel, industrial wood and video equipment, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Exterior view of the archival exhibition of the Battle Zone, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Exhibition view of the archival exhibition of the Battle Zone
  • Documentation of Carterpaper’s site-specific project, Of Nails and Tire Repairs, 2009, at the archival exhibition of the Battle Zone
  • Documentation of Restu Ratnaningtyas’s bus-stop installation, Waiting with Bubble Wraps, 2009, at the archival exhibition of the Battle Zone
  • Documentation of Bujangan Urban’s mural work, “Sabar Sebentar, Ku Kan Datang” (“Be Patient, I’ll Come Soon”), 2009, at the archival exhibition of the Battle Zone
  • Bujangan Urban’s actual mural work at the toll road wall in front of Cilandak Town Square, South Jakarta
  • Saleh Husein & Kudaponi, The Chess Garden, 2009, mural at the space under the flyover in front of the Tebet station, South Jakarta
  • Ali Akbar, Sale, 2009, billboard at the overpass in front of the Pondok Indah Mosque, South Jakarta
  • Yan Mursid, Gambar Tersembunyi, 2009, billboard at the overpass in front of the Pondok Indah Mosque, South Jakarta
  • The press conference at the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, organized by the Jakarta Arts Council
  • Ade Darmawan, program director of Jakarta Biennale 2009
  • Agung Hujatnikajennong, exhibition curator of Jakarta Biennale 2009
  • Firman Ichsan, executive director of Jakarta Biennale 2009, gave a welcoming speech at the opening ceremony in the Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Firman Ichsan and participating artists at the opening ceremony
  • Crowds at the opening ceremony
  • The façade of the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, juxtaposing video clips of the old and modern Jakarta city
  • Yason Banal, Untitled/Again (Marienbad/Jakarta), 2008-2009, installation comprising capiz chandeliers, wigs, photographs, garments and live performance, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Yason Banal, detail of Untitled/Again (Marienbad/Jakarta)
  • The Secret Agents, The Secret Lobby, 2009, installation comprising chairs, tables, map, television, computer and CCTV camera, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
  • Craig Walsh, Incursion 6˚ 11’42.17’’ S 106˚ 49’ 18.30’’E, 2007, two channel synchronized digital projections customized rear projection screens, Grand Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Craig Walsh at the media preview, Grand Indonesia
  • A snapshot taken just before the official launch of the Fluid Zone at Grand Indonesia
  • Donna Ong setting up her installation at Grand Indonesia
  • Donna Ong, The Meeting, 2008, installation comprising five single channel video projection and table with passport size photographs illuminated by two desk lamps, Grand Indonesia
  • Donna Ong, detail of The Meeting
  • Exhibtion view of the Fluid Zone at Grand Indonesia
  • Eko Nugroho, Cari Selamat? Ikuti Gajah Ini, 2008, installation comprising resin, paint and embroidery, Grand Indonesia
  • Eko Nugroho, mural element of Cari Selamat? Ikuti Gajah Ini
  • Poklong Anading, Castket (Untitled), 2008, installation with clear cast resin, Grand Indonesia
  • Tawatchai Puntusawasdi, A Blind is Crying, 2008, mixed media installation, Grand Indonesia
  • Porntaweesak Rimsakul, The Story of Teapot, 2008, single channel video, Grand Indonesia
  • Rudi MantofanI, Nada Yang Hilang, 2007-2009, installation comprising wood, paint, electric guitar strings and pickups, Grand Indonesia
  • Uschi Huber, Big Deal (Singapore), 2006, two channel video installation, Grand Indonesia
  • Paul Kadarisman, totallynow.blogspot.com, 2009, web blog, Grand Indonesia
  • Wiyoga Muhardanto, MPV a.k.a. Multi-Part Vehicle, 2008, installation comprising plywood, melaminto sheet, polyester, putty, motor and paint, Grand Indonesia
  • Wiyoga Muhardanto, Buy One Get One Free, 2008, installation comprising resin and paint, Grand Indonesia
  • Handiwirman Saputra, Exterior, Inside View – Interior, Outside View, 2008-2009, installation comprising wood and silicon rubber, Grand Indonesia
  • The entrance to another part of the Battle Zone, Jakarta 32˚C, Senayan City, Jakarta
  • Exhibition view of Jakarta 32˚C, Senayan City
  • Daniel Kampua (Institut Kesenian Jakarta), “Petjes” Identitas Hidupku, 2008, photograph, Senayan City
  • Start Collective (Universitas Trisakti), Jakarta Worst Case Scenario, 2006, installation, Senayan City
  • Aerial view of Jakarta 32˚C, Senayan City
  • Exterior view of Ruangrupa, artists' group and alternative art space in Tebet Timur Dalam Raya no.6, South Jakarta
  • Another view of Ruangrupa
  • The karaoke party at Ruangrupa with participating curators and artists from Jakarta Biennale 2009
  • The self-created karaoke programme by the members of Ruangrupa
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