KARBON Vol. 7: TIGABELASAN: Visual culture discussion
Inviting Hikmat Darmawan, a comics and film critic, Tigabelasan discusses how the medium of comics has been carrying its ideas since its inception, and how it has developed in Indonesia to this day. Tigabelasan also reviews the creative aspects of the medium, how the medium relates to the industry, and how comics from abroad have strongly influenced Indonesian comic artists.
Tigabelasan invites Antariksa, a researcher from Yogyakarta, to talk about the history of movie theaters. Many interesting facts of the past that are still relevant to the present condition have been revealed in this discussion. You can read here how a culture of spectacle was born in Indonesia, and how this culture progresses to this day.
Every month on the thirteenth, ruangrupa holds the ‘tigabelasan’ forum, a series of discussions on matters of art and culture, inviting various speakers. This edition constitutes the transcripts of selected discussions.
KARBON Vol. 6: AUDIENCE
Art and public are invariably in conflict. It is actually not the case of the public’s not being able to appreciate art; rather, it is the art itself that is unable to appreciate daily lives. Ade Darmawan and Ardi Yunanto writes about it from the point of view of ruangrupa, an art organization based in Jakarta whose programs are mostly based on urban issues.
It is often the case that the public merely constitutes passive viewers in the world of contemporary art. This edition looks at the elements that are closely related to the audience; including the event organizer and the management of art spaces as well as gallery owners. We also present the perspective of the audience as they view the art works.