AgendaSeni Rupa

Forbidden Zone

FORBIDDEN ZONE
painting � digital print � video
by Krisna Murti
March 14�29, 2008

Opening:
March 14, 2008 at 7 p.m.

Officiated by Dr Oei Hong Djien

I suppose that the landscape in �Forbidden Zone� is only a small portrait of a cultural position, identity, or an attempt of the Indonesian people to understand todays reality. It seems that it is clearly but in fact we have yet to really discuss and understand this reality. [Krisna Murti]

In �Forbidden Zone� Krisna Murti professes to blur the boundaries between the discourses of high and low art, fine art and advertising, between high and low art. Such a supposed transgression is not in the theme or images but in the manner or way they are presented. [Amanda Khaterine Rath]

Whatever Murti�s choice of media, theme and form, his works of recent years all share a sharply-focused presentation of multi-prismic viewpoints, an interrogation of received and conventional meaning, and a keen awareness of the power of sensory evocation in the articulation of complex and possibly divisive issues. [Iola Lenzi]

Krisna Murti
Born in 1957, lives and works in Bandung/ Jakarta

Education
1976-81:
Faculty of Art and Design � Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung

Working Experiences
1981-82:
Assistant to Prof. Ahmad Sadali for art philosophy studies, Faculty of Art and Design, ITB, Bandung
1999:
Artist in Residence, Art Exchange Program (AEP), Fukuoka, Japan
1996:
Workshop on Asean Art, La Salle SIA College of Art � Singapore Art Council, Singapore
2002:
Founder of the first International new media art festival in Indonesia: bavf~NAF
#1 (The Bandung Video, Film and New Media Art Forum)
2002-04:
Supervision of Master of Visual Art – MVA – Candidate, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
2003-�:
Guest Lecturer of Master of Visual and Performing Arts Program (New Media Art Studies), Indonesia Institute of Arts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2006:
Artist in Residence, La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore

Selected Solo Exhibition
2008:
�Forbidden Zone� painting, digital print and video, Rumah Seni Yaitu (Semarang, March 14th-29th); Gaya Fusion of Senses Gallery (Ubud-Bali, April 5th-23rd) and National Gallery of Indonesia (Jakarta, April 29th-May 11th) [catalogue]2005:
�Video Spa�, video installation, Gaya Fusion of Senses Gallery, Ubud, Bali
2004:
�Video Spa�, video installation, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta
2002:
�Wayang Machine�, video installation (5 projections), Japan Foundation, Jakarta and Centre Culturel Francais, Yogyakarta
2000:
�boo it yourSELF�� Sound/Video Installation, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta
1999:
�Foodstuffs are Ethnic, Never Racist�, video installation, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta.
1997:
�My Ancestors are Sangiran Man�, video installation, TBS Surakarta; Lontar Gallery, Jakarta; RedPoint Studio, Bandung
1997:
�Of The Dancer: Her Neglected Sketches�, video art, Youth Theatre, Moscow
1996:
�Learning to Queue Up to The Ants�, performance video installation, Soemardja Gallery, ITB, Bandung
1993:
�12 Hours in The Life of Agung Rai, The Dancer�, video performance-photo installation, Studio R-66, Bandung

Selected Group Exhibition
2007:
�Neo-Nation�, Biennale Jogja IX, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta
2007:
�Thermocline of Art, New Asian Waves�, Centre for Art and Media ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2006:
�Going Digital�, Festival Oversteek, Theater de Kikker, Utrech, the Netherlands
2006:
�Beyond�, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta
2005:
Venice Biennale, Indonesian Pavillion, Venice, Italy
2005:
�Taboo and Transgression in Contemporary Indonesian Art�, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York, USA
2005:
�Asia Video art Showing� (Avicon), Kyoto Seika University, Institute for Media Arts, Kyoto, Japan
2005:
�Xeno-Tech� (curated by Deanna Herst), Transmediale Media Art Festival, Berlin
2004 �SENI: Art and the Contemporary�, moving picture, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (Oct)
2004:
�Pathiharn Electron�, switch media, Art Museum of Chiang Mai, Thailand
2004:
�Identities vs Globalisation�, organised by Heinrich Boll Foundation, Art Museum
of Chiang Mai (Feb) and National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (May), and Dahlem
Museum Complex, Berlin (Sept-Oct 04)
2003:
Asia Videoart Conference (AVICON) 2003, organized by VC Tokyo, POLA Annex Museum, Ginza, Tokyo
2003:
�Interpellation�, CP Open Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta
2003:
�House�, 10 Video Artists of Indonesia , Plastic Kinetic Worms, Singapore
2003:
�TRANSIT 8 Views of Indonesia�, multicultural Indonesia new media art show in
Australia: Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, Queensland (May-
June) and 24 HR ART, Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin
(September)
2003:
�15 Tracks: South East Asia Contemporary Art�, organized by Singapore Art
Museum, Tama University Gallery, Tokyo (July) and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum,
Fukuoka, Japan (December)
2003:
�Human Beings as Part of Nature�, 2nd Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (Short Video
Festival), 7 cities of Echigo-Tsumari region (24 public spaces), Japan
2002:
�Spice Routes�, ifa Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
2002-03:
�36 Ideas from Asia, Contemporary South East Asia Art” (organized by
Singapore Art Museum) in German (Duisberg), Hungary, Rupertinum Museum
of Modern Art (Salzburg-Austria), National Museum of Abruzzo (L�Aquilla, Italy)
2001:
�Unfolding Perspective ARS 01�, Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2001:
Osaka Triennale, Osaka, Japan
2001:
Zwischen Tradition und Moderne: Junge Kunstler aus Indonesien, Museum for Anthropology, City of Cologne and Dahlem Museum Berlin, Germany
2001:
�Awas! Recent Art from Indonesia�, Amsterdam W139, Pruess Ochs Gallery,
Berlin and Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany
2000:
�7th Bienalle of Havana�, Havana, Cuba
2000:
Centre National d�Art Contemporain de Marne la-Vallee � Fermee du Buisson, Paris, France
2000:
�Invisible Boundary: Metamorphosed Asian Art, Travelling Exhibition of Kwangju
Bienalle 2000�, Niigata & Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Japan
2000:
�Impakt Festival, Media Art� Utrecht, the Netherlands
2000:
�3rd Gwangju Bienalle�, South Korea
1999:
�Undabdie Post Experimental Art�, Actions Galerie & Asian Fine Arts Factory, Berlin
1999:
�First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale�, Fukuoka-Japan
1997:
�Two Wonders�, Mikhail Abakumov and Krisna Murti, Embassy Hall, Moscow

Artist Talk/ Art Presentation
2001:
�3 Artists�, Havana Biennale, Che Guevara Hall, Casa America, Havana, Cuba
2002:
�10 Works of Krisna Murti 1993-2002�, Complejo Cultural �San Fransisco�,
Caceres-Spain, organized by Asosiacion Cultural Arte Abierto and sponsored by
Diputacion de Caceres
2003:
�10 Works of Krisna Murti 1993-2002� at Institute of Modern Art IMA and
Queensland Art College (Brisbane); Griffith University, Brisbane; Charles Darwin
University, Darwin; and James Cook University, Townsville (Australia)
2004:
Art Forum and Visiting Lecturer: �New Media Art in Indonesia� at University of
Tasmania, Hobart and Launceston, Monash University, Melbourne and
24HRART Contemporary Art, Darwin, Australia

Public Collections
Hakataza, Kabuki Theatre, Fukuoka City, Japan
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Art Council of Singapore/ Singapore Art Museum

Bibliography
�Apresiasi Seni Media Baru� (The Apreciation of New Media Arts), Direktorat Kesenian RI, Jakarta, 2006
�Media Baru, Kultur Gerilya hingga Seni Gadget� (The New Media, from Guerilla Culture to Gadget Art), Jakarta Biennale Catalogue, Jakarta Art Council, 2006
�Caring for Mickey, Collage Works of Krisna Murti�, exhibition catalogue, Bandung, 2001
�Video Publik�, Krisna Murti, Kanisius Publisher, Yogyakarta, 1999
�My Ancestors are Sangiran Man�, exhibition catalogue, Krisna Murti, Bandung, 1997
Writing media arts articles for Kompas newspaper, Visual Arts and Art Asia Pasific magazine

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