Closing the Gap – Contemporary Indonesian Art

Symposium – February 5th 2011, 1pm onwards

To celebrate the opening of Closing the Gap: Indonesian Contemporary Art, MiFA is thrilled to host an afternoon of talks and discussion on art from our closest Northern neighbor. This event will provide the opportunity for key arts industry members to discuss the rise of contemporary Indonesian art, museums, the emergence of the contemporary Indonesian art market and the presence of contemporary Indonesian art in the global arena.

1pm – Part I: Museums v’s Market: Art Markets across Asia

Leading academics and specialists discuss the distinct difference between the ‘Western’ art market and museum systems and the way in which art business is conducted in the East. This session will be chaired by Anita Archer and speakers include Dr Christopher Marshall and Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios of the University of Melbourne, Jogjakarta based conservator Christine Cocca and 4A’s Aaron Seeto.

2:15pm – Part II: What Gap?: Contemporary Indonesian Art Today

The second session entitled ‘What Gap?’ brings important artists together with art facilitators in a dynamic discussion about contemporary art practice in Indonesia and across the Asia Pacific. This session will be chaired by Mikala Tai and speakers included exhibiting artists Eko Nugroho and Entang Wiharso along with Asialink’s Sarah Bond.

Date: Saturday 5 February, 2010

Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square, crn Swanston St and Flinders St (enter via Atrium)

All Welcome. Tickets Free. Bookings Essential – Email: OR Phone: 9663.3304

Held in conjunction with the exhibition: Closing the Gap: Indonesian Contemporary Art

20 January – 18 March 2010, Level 1, 278 Collins St, Melbourne