Join Gajah Gallery and guest speaker Aminudin TH Siregar for a brief introduction to KSR Jendela, with insights from one of Indonesia’s most prominent art curators and critics. This session will explore the work and practices of the Yogyakarta-based art group known as Kelompok Seni Rupa Jendela (KSR Jendela), comprised of Handiwirman Saputra, Jumaldi Alfi, Rudi Mantofani, Yunizar, and Yusra Martunus. Looking at artwork and exhibition archives from 1996 to the present, we will consider the significant factors around the emergence of KSR Jendela in the early 2000s, and their impact on contemporary Indonesian art today.
This event is presented in conjunction with Art Basel OVR: Pioneers, featuring KSR Jendela. It will be followed by a Q&A session, open to public.
Aminudin TH Siregar is a lecturer for Indonesian Art History at Faculty of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, and Head of the Soemardja Gallery (ITB’s university gallery). He completed his B.A. in Graphic Art and his M.A. with a thesis entitled The Discursive Analysis of Modern Indonesian Art (2006) at ITB. Siregar is currently working as a PhD student at the Leiden Institute for Area Study under Prof. Marijke Klokke and Prof. Kitty Zijlmans.
Since 1999, Siregar has been actively working as a curator and critic. His first book Blup Art! was published in 1999. Other works include The New Art- After Non-Representational Painting in Bandung (2004), Sang Ahli Gambar: Sketsa, Gambar dan Pemikiran and S. Sudjojono (2010). He edited Modern Oblique: Mysticism, Shamanism in Indonesian Contemporary Art (2005) and Indonesian Modern Art: An Essay Compilation (2006). He received the Asian Cultural Council grant as a curator in residence (2002), and conducted research on Indonesian Art In Japanesse Occupation: the Keimin Bunka Shidosho at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM, 2008), Japan; From 2014-2015, he was the Adjunct Curator of the National Gallery of Singapore (Singapore).