Events

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    Presentasi Seniman Residensi: Despoina-Penny Demertzi

    Seniman residensi di Ruang MES 56 kali ini, Penny Demertzi akan memperkenalkan dirinya kepada publik dan memaparkan proyek yang pernah ia kerjakan dan yang sedang digagasnya pada masa residensi di Yogyakarta. Continue reading

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    A Voyage To The Chili Rain Season

    Three films by Maiko Jinushi (Tokyo) Music performance by Dodge (Tokyo) This presentation served in collaboration with Karina Roosvita (Yogya) – This event is the screening of three films by Maiko Jinushi (Tokyo). “Super Young Chili” (2013) is comedy about… Continue reading

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    Outkick The Coverage, Visual Art Exhibition by Yudha Kusuma Putera “Fehung”

    Pameran yang melibatkan pengunjung dalam proses kreatif eksplorasi spasial (kubah dan titik referensi: Mes 56 Kolektif / Ruang Seni/ Galeri) Continue reading

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    UNFIXED: Photography and Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art

    Diprakarsai dan disunting oleh kurator independen Sara Blokland dan Asmara Pelupessy, UNFIXED mengkaji fotografi dalam perspektif paska kolonial melalui pandangan kritis dari beberapa penulis, seniman dan peneliti Continue reading

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    Open Studio — The Secret Agents: Jogjakarta Project

    Setelah selama tiga minggu menjadi seniman tinggal (artist in-residence) di Ruang MES 56, dalam sesi open studio-nya ini, The Secret Agents mempresentasikan proyek on-progress yang telah dikerjakan selama masa residensi mereka. Continue reading

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    “THIS IS NOT THAT” – Proyek Penutupan Pameran Wimo Ambala Bayang

    Proyek pameran tunggal This Is Not That oleh Wimo Ambala Bayang bermula dari kebosanan. Dalam pusaran produksi kebudayaan yang begitu cepat, makna “membaca” tereduksi menjadi sekedar “mengonsumsi”, sedangkan kebosanan adalah ketidakmampuan menciptakan teks untuk memberi respon balik terhadap hamparan tanda… Continue reading

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    Presentasi Seniman Residensi: The Secret Agents

    The Secret Agents (TSA) adalah duo seniman Indra Ameng (l. Jakarta, 1974) dan Keke Tumbuan (l. Jakarta, 1978), yang telah cukup dikenal melalui karya-karya instalasi/ interaktif berbasis fotografi, dimana hampir tiap kalinya mengangkat tema tentang ‘tempat’ dan ‘memori’. Terhitung sejak… Continue reading

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    Presentasi Dito Yuwono & Mira Asriningtyas

    Dito Yuwono and Mira Asriningtyas sharing their research/residency project at 98B COLLABoratory, Manila Continue reading

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    HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW – Pameran dan Presentasi Proyek Residensi (Danielle Hakim, AU)

    Kolaborator/ Collaborator  Syafiatudina Elia Nurvista Umi Lestari Anneke Fitrianti Itta S. Mulia Andita Purnama Sari Putri Gintani Nur Apresia Swastika Dian Ariyani Lori Hakim Pembukaan/ Opening 21 Maret 2013 20:00 WIB Open Studio 21 Maret – 4 April 2013 10:00… Continue reading

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    Workshop Zine Bersama Danielle Hakim (Australia)

    GRATIS DAN TERBUKA UNTUK UMUM Danielle Hakim, Seniman Australia yang sedang dalam masa residensinya di Ruang MES 56, akan memberikan workshop mengenai pembuatan zine. Setiap partisipan akan membuat zine dan nantinya akan menjadi bagian dalam pameran seniman residensi, Danielle Hakim… Continue reading

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    Legal Artist Series #4: Jalan Kemenangan/ The Victory Road

    Jalan Kemenangan “Siapapun yang tidak mengenal masa lalunya, dikutuk untuk mengulanginya.” – George Santayana Persoalan identitas adalah hal yang menarik dan cukup banyak seniman mengangkatnya menjadi subyek karya seni mereka. Namun, melihat identitas melalui hubungan yang kompleks antara ingatan (Memory) dan sejarah (History),… Continue reading

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    Presentasi Seniman Residensi: Danielle Hakim

    Danielle Hakim atau biasa disapa Dani adalah seniman asal Melbourne, Australia yang sedang menjalani residensi seni di Ruang MES 56 untuk periode bulan Desember hingga Maret 2013. pada persentasi ini Dani akan mempersentasikan karya dan prakteknya sebagai seorang seniman muda… Continue reading

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    2nd 3Point Awards: Landscape

    Lanskap Sapardi Djoko Damono   Sepasang burung, jalur-jalur kawat, langit semakin tua waktu hampir lengkap, menunggu senja putih, kita pun putih memandangnya setia sampai habis semua senja   (1967)   Realitas di Atas Tanah     1. Pengetahuan lanskap pada… Continue reading

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    Archiving the Exotic and Unfamiliar

    Thomas Breakwell mengadopsi metode arkeologi, ia mengumpulkan benda-benda dan membuat dokumentasi. Namun Ia menciptakan fiksi, narasi yang mengarah dan menginformasikan jenis kehidupan apa yang telah berlalu selama dan sebelum, melalui arsip visual. Continue reading

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    Presentasi Seniman Residensi: Thomas Breakwell

    Thomas Breakwell is a Melbourne based artist and achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at RMIT University in 2010. In May – June 2012 Thomas working on an artist-in residence in Yogyakarta, managed by Ruang MES 56. Continue reading

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    The Wax on Our Fingers/Malam Di Jari Kita

    Sebuah proyek seni rupa berbasis hubungan sosial yang merayakan kehidupan dan tangan-tangan terampil dibalik eksistensi Batik. Mintio & Kabul menggabungkan realisme fotografi dengan sifat dekoratif dan simbolis motif Batik. Continue reading

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    Legal Artist Series #3: In Between

    Dalam pameran kali ini, Legal Artist #3 akan mempersembahkan karya-karya Kurniadi Widodo dalam sebuah pameran berjudul ‘IN BETWEEN’. Disini Kurniadi Widodo akan memamerkan 10 karya yang akan dipresentasikan sebagai wallpaper di ruang pameran. Dari sepuluh karya ini publik bisa melihat… Continue reading

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    Aku, Kamu & Kita

    Aku, Kamu & Kita ( I, You & We) was a photography workshop for high school students initiated and conducted by Ruang MES 56 and Kampung Halaman in conjunction with Jogja Biennale XI “Shadow Lines: Indonesia Meets India” in November… Continue reading

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    3points Award

    3points Award is an annual award given to three young photographer for their consistency in contemporary photography. Continue reading

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    The Last Tango In Nagan

    Mintio (Singapore), kali ini akan mempresentasikan beberapa hasil eksperimen berkaryanya selama menjalani masa residensi di Ruang MES 56 selama lima bulan terakhir ini. Continue reading

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    Only One Tree

    Kali ini Galeri MES 56 menghadirkan seorang fotografer amatir dari Tokyo, Ms Iwahori Teruyo, dengan seri karya ‘Only One tree’. Seri ini merupakan salah satu seri yang sempat ia perlihatkan kepada kami, ketika bertemu pada Bulan Foto Tokyo Juni lalu. Continue reading

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    Get Lost!

    Dainam Kim (Korea Selatan) adalah seniman fotografi yang aktif terlibat dalam beberapa pameran dari 2006 hingga sekarang. Pendidikan formal terakhirnya adalah jurusan Fotografi di Kaywon School of Art and Design. Continue reading

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    Pagelaran Album Vakansi

    Mini Konser & Pembukaan Pameran: Minggu, 15 Mei 2011 Ruang MES 56 Jl. Nagan Lor No. 17, Yogyakarta 90 Minutes Performance, Photography Exhibition and CD Signing With special performance by Malaria Pameran berlangsung hingga tanggal 30 Mei 2011. Secara umum,… Continue reading

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    New Folder

    Andri ‘Abud’ William Arif Pristianto Aderi ‘Pungky’ Wicaksono Yudha Kusuma Putra ‘Fehung’ Pembukaan:  Senin, 28 February 2011 Pukul 19.30 WIB di Ruang MES 56, Jl. Nagan Lor 17, Kraton, Yogyakarta Pameran: 1 – 12 Maret 2011 Artist Talk: 12 Maret… Continue reading

  • POSTER-AKIQ

    The Order of Things

    Solo Exhibition by Akiq AW Opening: August 28, 8:00 PM Exhibition:  August 29 -  September 18, 2010 at Ruang MES 56 Jl. Nagan Lor 17, Patehan Kraton Yogyakarta 55133 Introduction: The Order Of Things is a theme full of values,… Continue reading

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    Contact Lens

    Victor Zwiers and his autonomous alter ego Alex work as independent visual artists. Born in Leidschendam, The Netherlands on February 25th 1985 they soon developed their passion for visual expression and creativity. Victor is a graphics designer by hart that loves… Continue reading

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    Legal Artist Series #2: Pingpong Education System

    Ada instalasi separuh meja ping-pong dengan seorang pemainnya menghadap tembok yang disorot animasi foto melalui proyektor ditambah instalasi 20 buku dengan ukuran sangat kecil, yang berisikan foto-foto Menteri Pendidikan dari era Sukarno sampai kabinet Indonesia Bersatu. Buku-buku tersebut menjadi lebih… Continue reading

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    Outside-In: Solo Exhibition by Mie Cornoedus

    Potret ‘Ibu-Ibu’ dari Lensa Mie Ketika Mie menghubungi saya beberapa bulan lalu untuk menjadi salah satu subjeknya dalam project ini,  saya jadi teringat sebuah film yang waktu itu belum lama saya tonton, judulnya ‘Calendar Girls’. Film Inggris tahun 2005 yang… Continue reading

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    Deer Andry

    An Exhibition of Andry Moch. With His Friends & Family* Opening: 7th November 2009 – 07.30 PM with live performance by Seek Six Sick, A Stone A and Black Ribbon Andry Mochammad adalah salah satu perupa muda yang dikenal luas… Continue reading

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    Safari

    “SAFARI” adalah kisah perburuan Agan Harahap dari sebuah hutan belantara maya yang tidak berbatas. Semua jenis binatang ‘dipaksa’ masuk ke ruang imajinernya dengan segala cara sebagai parodi dari rutinitasnya sehari-hari sebagai manusia. Ruang MES 56 sekali lagi dengan bangga ingin memperkenalkan hasil… Continue reading

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    Swan Day 2009 Indonesia “It’s Time To Play”

    SWAN DAY 2009 INDONESIA “IT’S TIME TO PLAY” Curated by Angki Purbandono Online Opening: March 28, 2009 Offline Exhibition: March 29 – April 28, 2009   SWAN DAY (Support Women Artist Now Day) merupakan hari libur internasional yang akan dirayakan tiap tahun,… Continue reading

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    The City Oneminutes

    Video Screening and Workshop Presentation From the 6th to 20th of March 2009 The One Minutes, in collaboration with Ruang MES 56 and Video Battle held The City Oneminutes video workshop about the city of Yogyakarta in exactly 1 minute duration, facilitated by Olivia Glebbeek and Evelien… Continue reading

  • Persona

    Persona

    OPENING Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Opening act: Food & Cooking performance with Chef Pical, Laki Bini Resto, Chef Jimbo and DJ Dolly ARTIST TALK Monday, March 23, 2009 07.30 PM   In “Persona”, I extend my research on “being” and “appearing” while focusing on… Continue reading

  • Puisi Cinta Chairil Anwar

    Puisi Cinta Chairil Anwar

    Illustration Photography Workshop of Chairil Anwar’s Love Poems (Workshop and Exhibition by Ruang MES 56 and students of FOTKOM 401 “UPN Veteran”, Yogyakarta) Mentor: Angki Purbandono Assistant: Edwin Roseno Illustrator: Hardian N Adi, Anggraeni W Ikasari, Fauziah Ayu Rahmawati, Eka Prabowo… Continue reading

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    Arts and Conversation

    Arts and Conversation, was initiated by Katerina Valdivia Bruch in 2007, started first as a “living room” project called Haus Bruch, in which invited art practitioners gave a talk about their work. The invited participants were developing work in Berlin, so that most… Continue reading

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    Orrorin: Presentation of Work-in-Progress by Benjamin Miloux

    Benjamin’s research after three years of studies at the Fine Arts School of Grenoble is mostly focused on the links between the human species, its own environment and its own self. Scientific point of view has been taken as the… Continue reading

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    The Pleasure Of The Text

    Opening:  2nd September 2008 LIP Galerie Jalan Sagan No. 3 Yogyakarta Discussion: 3rd September 2008 Ruang MES 56 Jalan Nagan Lor 17 Patehan, Kraton, Yogyakarta 55131   Over the past 3 years my works have been focusing on the relation… Continue reading

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    Kopi Susu: Presentation of Work-in-Progress by Rosa Verhoeve

    Rosa Verhoeve has been awarded de Zilveren Camera (The Silver Camera) 2005 with her series Salto Vitale in category Art, Culture, Architecture and Technique. Salto Vitale portrays the life and works of young acrobats of Ethiopian youth circuses. For about two years… Continue reading

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    Cities Without Maps: Project Presentation by Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg

    As part of two months Asialink / Indonesian Visual Arts Archive (IVAA) residency in Yogyakarta the 2016: Archive Project; Sydney based artists Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg have produced a mapping project of Kali Code (Code River) with Invani Lela Herliana (a local activist and resident from the… Continue reading

  • Here Come The Lomoheads

    Here Come The Lomoheads

    Guest Star: Efek Rumah Kaca feat. Airport Radio Exhibition: May 26 – June 9, 2008 What the hell is Lomoheads? Lomoheads is a group of artists who usually use video and/or professional photography equipment/media, both in digital and analog mode, to… Continue reading

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    Sperm Palace: Planet of the Sexoids

    Part of “KITA!! – Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia” Project Exhibition Ruang MES 56 April 18 – May 18, 2008 Opening: Friday, April 18, 2008 07.30 PM Jogja National Museum Jl. Gampingan 1, Yogyakarta Not so long ago, virtually every resort area in Japan… Continue reading

  • 2nd POSE: Indonesian Artist’s Portrait Series

    Ruang MES 56 is the only institution which has been concentrating on the medium of photography for approximately 6 years. One of the aspirations of Ruang MES 56 is to have a more specific documentation/ visual data, which will be… Continue reading

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    Mois de la Photo: Overload

    Photography Exhibition Ruang MES 56  November 20 – December 3, 2007 LIP Galerie / Lembaga Indonesia Prancis Yogyakarta Overload in the Indonesian dictionary can be interpreted and translated as overweight or over capacity. Its representations can be seen in our… Continue reading

  • Am Sonntag

    One of the most peculiar and beautiful words of the German language is Feierabend (free time after work, or celebrating-evening). For 10 years Annette Hauschild has been documenting Sundays in Germany. She takes photos of people in their mid-thirties, which are roller-skating in the… Continue reading

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    Namaiki – Project Research Trip

    Namaiki is a Tokyo-based foreign design duo, consisting of graphic designer David Duval Smith (NZ) and architect Michael Frank (UK). They were invited by The Japan Foundation to join KITA! Japanesse Artist Meet Indonesia Project. They came to Yogyakarta in October,… Continue reading

  • Soul Print

    Photography Exhibition Jenik DS Andreas August 19 – September 2, 2007 Soul Print – Jejak Jiwa Jenik DS Andreas is a collection of poems and landscape photographs she’s made in 2005 – 2007. Beautiful and romantic, but there’s a difference between Jenik`s… Continue reading

  • Nutrisi

    Den Haag Film-Video Festival Special Dishes: Wednesday, 19th July 2007, 19:30 – finished Friday, 20th July 2007, 19:30 WIB – finished at Ruang MES 56 Discussion: Saturday, 21st July 2007, 16:00-17:30 Speaker: Gerard Holthuis (Artist, Den Haag) and Nuraini Juliastuti (… Continue reading

  • Here, There and Everywhere

    Photography Exhibition Fitrilia Wulansari aka Cosi  June 22 – July 30, 2007 Picture culture had already begun springing up in 1960’s in which pictures that especially photos had begun frequently used. 1960’s successful band The Beatles used a lot of… Continue reading

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    OK. Video “Militia” 2007

    Workshop Series: OK Video “Militia” 3rd Jakarta International Video Festival 2007 OK Video “Militia” workshop in Jogjakarta took place due to a collaboration between Ruangrupa and Ruang MES 56. The workshop was participated by several young artists and several members of MES… Continue reading

  • Unlocked Order

    Photography Exhibition Haekal Budi Mulyawan  May 11- 27, 2007 City is one of the interesting issues, which never ends. It is such a generation-to-generation idea as archives for the next era. Whereas we know that every city has its own… Continue reading

  • Cover Boy

    Photography & Video Exhibition Asa Rahmana, Tina Tri W, Cyka, Dian Ariyani, Elia Nurvista, Ferial Affif, Gintani Nur Apresia Swastika, Pitra Ayu, Ratna Mufida, Sari Handayani, Ultraman  April 21 – May 5, 2007 Artist Talk: May 23, 2007 This exhibition… Continue reading

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    Tourist Trophy

    Both artists, Lieven Hendriks (b.1970) and Frank Koolen (b.1978) are from the Netherlands. Hendriks is one of the artists invited by the Cemeti Art House to participate on the 3 months Artist Residency Program called LANDING SOON started from November… Continue reading

  • Bangun dan Gembira

    Bangun & Gembira

    Photography and Video Participatory Workshop for Bantul Children October – November 2006 Exhibition: January 21, 2007 at Imogiri Sub-district Office A documentation activity with photography medium, done by the children around the earthquake disaster location in Kabupaten (an administrative area below the province)… Continue reading

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    Legal Artist Series #1: Beyond Coca-Cola

    Photography Exhibition Edwin Dolly Roseno  December 9 – 23, 2006 At the end of 2006, Ruang Mes 56 presented an annually new program which was held every December—LEGAL ARTIST—in order to see the newest progress of contemporary photography once in… Continue reading

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    Picnic Kit: Photography Project Presentation by Sebastian Friedman

    Sebastian Friedman is a photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina who was invited by Ruangrupa, Jakarta to participate in an art project which discussed about holiday in Jakarta, with the title Picnic Kit. During his two months stay in Jakarta, Sebastian made a photo… Continue reading

  • Nowhere Man Nowhere Land

    Photography Exhibition Agung Nugroho Widhi September 4 – 18, 2006 This event was the first one-man show held in new place of Ruang MES 56, after the archives exhibition ‘Door Duisternis Tot Licht’ at May 8, 2006. This event used the photography… Continue reading