The 31st Bienal de Sao Paulo, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Parque Ibirapuera, Portão 3, São Paulo, Brazil

6 September – 7 December 2014

Orang-orang di ruangrupa bekerja di berbagai bidang yang berbeda seperti musik, pendidikan, video, proyek-proyek komunitas, festival, arsitek, dan corak praktik artistik mereka sendiri. Untuk 31st Bienal, ruangrupa menghadirkan struktur arsitektural/patung yang hibrid. Ruang yang penuh lika-liku ini kemudian menghadirkan berbagai kegiatan sebagaimana yang tercerminkan dalam pertemuan dan pengalaman yang mereka lalui selama di São Paulo. Dengan mencari keterhubungan dari segala aspek di kota ini, mereka menciptakan sejenis potret-transkota—sebuah proyek yang mencoba memproyeksikan São Paulo sebagaimana adanya melalui sudut pandang para seniman Jakarta, dalam dialog tentang bagaimana inisiatif tingkat lokal memahami makna menjadi kolektif.

Semua inti dari kegiatan ruangrupa yang ada dalam instalasi ini mencerminkan cara kerja  yang spontan, terikat namun selalu dengan kehati-hatian. Dengan cara ini, ruangrupa mampu mengakar dalam dinamika lokal mereka sendiri sambil tetap mampu mengembangkan kesadaran kolektif tentang bagaimana seni berubah di seluruh dunia. Kesadaran terhadap kemungkinan seni inilah yang ruangrupa coba tawarkan kepada publik di 31st Bienal.

Diterjemahkan dari portal 31bienal.org.br

The 31st Bienal de Sao Paulo, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, Parque Ibirapuera, Portão 3, São Paulo, Brazil

6 September – 7 December 2014

The members of ruangrupa therefore work across many fields including music, education, video, community projects, festivals, architecture and their own artistic practices. For the 31st Bienal, they present a hybrid architectural/sculptural structure. This vertiginous environment presents the different activities of the group as reflected through the meetings and experiences they have had during their time in São Paulo. By connecting to diverse aspects of this city, they create a kind of trans-city portrait – one that projects São Paulo back onto itself through the eyes of Jakartan artists, in dialogue with how local initiatives understand the meaning of being a collective.

All the elements of ruangrupa’s activities found in this installation reflect their spontaneous, entangled yet always thoughtful ways of working. In this way, ruangrupa is able to remain firmly anchored within their local situation while developing a collective awareness of how art is changing across the world. It is this awareness of the possibilities of art today that the group wants to offer to the public of the 31st Bienal.

Text from 31bienal.org.br