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Nala Atmowiloto, The First Nation on Mars, 2008 (video still)

Catching the High Tide. Video Art from Indonesia.

Opening: September 28, 2011 at 6.30 pm
Exhibition: September 29 – October 16, 2011

Artists: Wimo Ambala Bayang, Reza ‘Asung’ Afisina, Muhammad Akbar, Nala Atmowiloto, Ariani Darmawan, Yusuf Ismail, Krisna Murti, Anggun Priambodo, Ari Satria Darma, Prilla Tania, Wok The Rock and Tintin Wulia

Curated by Katerina Valdivia Bruch

The exhibition Catching the High Tide features a selection of groundbreaking positions of video art from Indonesia and covers ten years of artistic production in the field. The use of video for artistic purposes in Indonesia dates back to the early nineties when the pioneers Krisna Murti, Teguh Ostentrik and Heri Dono began to experiment with video in order to expand the scope of their artistic creations. After the downfall of Suharto’s regime (also known as Era Reformasi, since 1998), thanks to the freedom of opinion, the primarily socially oriented focus shifted to more personal and playful works. This second and younger generation of video makers grew up with both television and internet, music videos and the use of mobile devices.

In addition, the curator Katerina Valdivia Bruch will give a public lecture about artists’ initiatives and video art in Indonesia, focussing on the biennial event OK. Video – Jakarta International Video Festival, that will take place this October in Jakarta.

Public Programme:

Curator’s Talk: 30 September 2011, 4 pm
Speaker: Katerina Valdivia Bruch
Venue: Block F, Level 2, Room #F202

The gallery opens daily (excluding Mondays and public holidays), 10am - 6pm.

Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore
LASALLE College of the Arts
Brother Joseph McNally Gallery
1 McNally Street
Singapore 187940

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