Gotong Royong. Things we do together is an exhibition-
International Archives 2nd half of 2017
Gotong royong (“common task”) is a method of work practiced in Indonesia, which can be described as “things we do together as we learn about them by acting together”. This title pays homage to the practices of informal arts education and social self-
More and more frequently, artists, activists and educators initiate social situations—in places where institutions fail, they establish their own. Often they work collectively and their influence is situated outside the gallery rather than inside it. They treat art as a tool for building the community and not a production of market goods. Their practices are often based on research, process, long-
Looking for an answer to the question of what the Things We Do Together are, we present reports of the many years’ experience of participants using their own rules of good-
Wanting to break an over-
Clara Ianni’s performance in public space, Open Monument, asks questions about the possibility and necessity of representing collective memory and is based on a poll the artist conducted in Warsaw. Imani Jacqueline Brown, a New Orleans researcher and activist hosts a series of public discussions titled Kaleidoscope conversations.
By emphasizing the potential for changes that could be introduced by art into everyday life, the exhibition-
Institution is funded by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. Honorary Patronage: Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Warsaw. Exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Polish avant-
Curators : Marianna Dobkowska, Krzysztof Łukomski
Architecture : Maciej Siuda
Participants : Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina, Francis Alÿs, Dorian Batycka, Imani Jacqueline Brown and Blights Out, Centrala Designers’ Task Force, Intervalo-
Exhibition October 19, 2017 -
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Tita Salina, 1001st Island (still), 2015. Courtesy the artist.