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19 10 '17 - 10:00 > 19:30

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CAPA Building - Royal Museum for Central Africa
Leuvensesteenweg 17
B-3080 Tervuren


How to reach the CAPA Building

By car
By public transport tram 44 Montgomery – Tervuren Station
bus De Lijn 410


EUROPALIA, Vlaams Nederlands Huis deBuren, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia

Symposium in English

The symposium will seek to enrich and deepen an understanding of Indonesian modern and contemporary art and its internationalism. The terms of engagement, exchange of ideas and practices of art are all overlaid and confronted with colonialism, modernity and nationalism. Critical dialogues are still needed to reexamine these histories and connect them together, and artistic works are often useful keys to uncovering links across time and space that are not immediately apparent. 

The subsequent history of post-colonial and contemporary conditions in four countries (ID, DRC, BE, NL) will be touched on through a limited number of artists projects. The symposium will suggest that mainstream narratives still leave many issues neglected or unread—for various reasons and interests—and will try to outline ideas for future research.

Detailed Program

Art, Colonialism, Modernity — Indonesia, Congo (Comparative Perspective)

10:00 – 10:15: Welcome speech by the Director RMCA, Mr. Guido Gryseels and the Artistic Director of EUROPALIA, Dirk Vermaelen

10:15 – 11:15: David Van Reybrouck

11.15 – 13:00: Artist Panel - Looking Back on Colonialism: Lifepatch, Antariksa, Antje Van Wichelen, Octora Chan, Matthias de Groof, Anne Reijniers and Rob Jacobs moderated by Enin Supriyanto and Bambi Ceuppens

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30: Nicolaas Pieneman & Raden Saleh by Koen Peeters

14:30 – 16:15: Artist Panel - Independence and After: Agung Kurniawan, Dea Widya, Mella Jaarsma, Renzo Martens, Tom Nicholson and Aimé Mpane moderated by Enin Supriyanto and Bambi Ceuppens

16:15 – 16:30: Coffee break

16.30 - 17.30: Curatorial reflection by Riksa Afiaty and Charles Esche

17:30 – 18:00: Short conclusion and plenary session with Q&A

18:00 – 19:30: Meet and drink 

The registrations are closed now. Thanks for your comprehension.

Download the entire program here

With the support of

  • Royal Museum for Central Africa
  • deBuren