Lumbung Story

Seven skinny cows gobble seven fat ones. They sequentially appear in your dream. Seven dry wheat stalks and seven wet wheat stems emerge. You are awake. Your mind is struck by the dream’s oddness. You have a hunch that it is a sign, perhaps a message from the universe? The increasing confusion leads you to…

ruangrupa’s 19-year journey to Documenta

Ahead of its upcoming curatorial project at the prestigious Documenta art exhibition in Kassel, Germany, in 2022, Indonesian art collective ruangrupa has already established itself as the preeminent contemporary art institution in Indonesia. It started out humbly as a forum for artistic collaboration that rewarded critical thinking about one’s surroundings. The Jakarta-based art collective was…

Indonesian art collective chosen to curate world renowned documenta

Indonesian art collective ruangrupa has become the first ever Asians and first ever art collective to be chosen to curate the prestigious documenta art exhibition in Kassel, Germany. Running since 1955, documenta is considered one of the world’s most prestigious art events, and once featured the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and Pablo Picasso. Held once every five years, it is…