THU 27 May 2021
10.00 am ALWAYS TUNIS TIME
1.00 pm | Online
Conversations on Curating: ruangrupa
Conversations on Curating explores how curating is continuously redefined and repositioned in ways that go far beyond exhibition-making.
ruangrupa is a Jakarta-based collective established in 2000. It is a non-profit organization that strives to support the idea of art within urban and cultural context by involving artists and other disciplines such as social sciences, politics, technology, media, etc, to give critical observation and views towards Indonesian urban contemporary issues. ruangrupa also produce collaborative works in the form of art projects such as exhibition, festival, art lab, workshop, research, as well as book, magazine and online-journal publication. As an artists’ collective, ruangrupa has been involved in many collaborative and exchange projects, including participating in big exhibitions such as Gwangju Biennale (2002 & 2018), Istanbul Biennial (2005), Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Brisbane, 2012), Singapore Biennale (2011), São Paulo Biennial (2014), Aichi Triennale (Nagoya, 2016) and Cosmopolis at Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2017). In 2016, ruangrupa curated TRANSaction: Sonsbeek 2016 in Arnhem, NL. They will curate Documenta 15 in Kassel, Germany in 2022.
3.00 pm | Online
4.00 pm | Online
Conceptual approach to sites
_ Building tandems for site-visit
FRI 28 May 2021
10.00 am – 1.00 pm | onsite/online
Site-scouting in Sidi Bou Said
_ Bettina & Aymen
2.00 pm | Online
_ Alexia, Bettina
4.00 pm | Online
_ Aymen, Elham, Daniela
SAT 29 May 2021
10.00 am | Online
_ Sara-Mari, Leah
2.00 pm | Online
_ Kenza, Salma, Syrine
Summary / Organization
1 / CONCEPTUAL GUIDELINES & TITLE
Over the last weeks we discussed the theme and the title of the exhibition: We will focus on the ‘The Art of Archiving’ and the title of the exhibition will be ‘RE’ referencing the suffix that indicates ‘to return to the origins’ or to ‘redo’ something. Please try write down your associations and bring them to the session so that we can use them for the ‘curatorial rationale’.
Synchronize in the curatorial collective what could can / should be addressed in the research and development of the project.
Write a text for the website and the funding info.
Come-up with artist’s proposals and present them to the curatorial collective. If you have artist’s in mind that might be interesting to be included and that might be ok to work in the framework we can provide, please prepare a smal presentation to introduce them to us. If you have no one on your list yet, that is fine, too.
Start to work on the artist’s profiles on the website.
2 / SITES
The exhibtion project will take place in Sidi Bou Said. The qualities and choice of sites is part of the conceptual work.
Name and frame the qualities of the sites.
Discover Sidi Bou Said and find sites. We will try to provide you all with local tandems to be able to (video-)walk in Sidi Bou Said.
Provide info text and images of the sites for the artists, the website and the funding info.
3 / TIMELINE
The exhibition project will take place within the timeframe from 25 August to 5 September 2021.
Discuss the pro’s /con’s for the exact days.
4 / WEBSITE / ONLINE EXHIBITION
Due to the ongoing Covid-19-restrcitions we will work on the exhibition onsite and online. We will introduce you to the state-of-preparations.
We will discuss jointly a strategy for a good social media campaign. Please think of some ideas.
We will discuss what needs to be done to generate visibility for the exhibtion project in Sidi Bou Said, Tunis, and the region.
We still need funding and we will spend some time to prepare jointly a funding info.
5 / ART MEDIATION
We will share the state-of-preparation for the art mediation program. We will try to find a local team to support us and we have to dicsuss who will train them and who will share their tasks.
6 / CONTEXTS
We will present to you the projects by TASAWAR  COLLECTIVE ‘Matter of Time’ and INTERFERENCE ‘Not Listed’ that will take place in the same timeframe. The joint brand will be ‘1³ – Contemporary Art Festival Sidi Bou Said’.