The Official Launch of the Equator Symposium
Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation)
Talks and discussions
“Media, Arts and Cultures: Changes and Challenges in Our 21st Century Democracy”
Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Venue: Duta Wacana University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
TK Sabapathy, Enin Supriyanto, David Teh, Ahmad Hissou, Onno W. Purbo, Zen Hae, Prima Rusdi, Kampung Halaman, Pamityang2an, Wujudkan.com, X-CODE films, ruangrupa, Lifepatch, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Garasi Performance Institute
Free by registration
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Within the framework of an expert and knowledgeable discourse, the Equator Symposium will be cross-disciplinary, although its focus of attention is contemporary art. In this way the practice and discourse of contemporary art requires an open space, inclusive and ready to accept various critical studies that are relevant and sourced from a variety of disciplines and field of expertise. The Equator Symposium will also function as an effort to develop networks amongst individuals and institutions which can activate the role of experts and practitioners of Indonesian contemporary art in an international forum.
The official launching of the Equator Symposium (2013) will be held in conjunction with Biennale Jogja XII Equator #2. The event is held to state the starting point of the Equator Symposium, “The Asian-African Conference was of the opinion that at this stage the best results in cultural cooperation would be achieved by pursuing bilateral arrangements to implement its recommendations and by each country taking action on its own, wherever possible and feasible.” (As excerpted from the Bandung Conference, 18-24 April 1955.)
That particular statement is inline with Biennale Jogja’s core concepts on all of their holdings and events, which are formulated as a meeting and melting point of the arts and culture within the countries along the equator line. Within this launch, we will also be promoting the upcoming Equator on the Cloud, an online platform that we are building, and set a certain standards in presenting materials within the Equator Symposium platform and to initiate dialogue.