meLê yamomo will be joining the Sesi Viral Biennale Jogja focusing on Decolonization and Art Practice/Politics as a responder. The session includes Pak Daud Tanudirjo presenting his collaborative exhibition of women, Art and technology in the Pacific, and Cosmin Costinas about his collaborative exhibition The Ancestor during Europalia Art Festival. The panel is curated by Alia Swastika and Mashur Zikri.
Citing from the Biennale Jogja website:
“The discussion topic aims to frame multiple perspectives to obtain a better understanding of activities that research the interplay between contemporary cultures growing in the Archipelago and Pacific Islands. The conversation emphasized the connections between contemporary culture and local culture. This explanation is supposed to offer a critical assessment of the state system, non-governmental social and cultural institutions’ strategies, and society’s response to this cultural encounter: especially the way in which power relations have transformed historically over time.”
You can festival the biennale website ( biennalejogja.org/2021/program-publik/) for registration and further information!