culture360.asef.org » ASEF News http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:25:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 ASEF culture360 media partner of Borak Art Series 2015http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-culture360-media-partner-of-borak-art-series-2015/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asef-culture360-media-partner-of-borak-art-series-2015 http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-culture360-media-partner-of-borak-art-series-2015/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:23:18 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?p=53292

  ASEF culture360 is pleased to announce a new media partnership with Borak Art Series 2015, organised by My Performing Arts Agency (MyPaa) in collaboration with the Georgetown Festival in...  Read More

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ASEF culture360 is pleased to announce a new media partnership with Borak Art Series 2015, organised by My Performing Arts Agency (MyPaa) in collaboration with the Georgetown Festival in Penang, Malaysia on 29-30 August 2015. This year, Malaysia’s primary regional networking platform for creative practitioners and business leaders from around the world is taking place in Penang, Malaysia, to enable participants to immerse in the glocal’s best arts and culture.

In the words of George Town Festival Director Joe Sidek

“[...]We are very excited to be working together with MyPAA on the Borak Arts Series.  It’s timely that an arts conference of this stature is included into the Festival’s programming.  I believe that programmes that spur intellectual discourses would complement well with all the performances and exhibitions that happen during this month-long festival, making the George Town Festival a celebration for the mind and senses”

In celebration of Malaysia’s chairmanship of ASEAN this year, the theme of Borak Arts Series will be ASEAN and the Future. The conference will bring together artists, presenters/producers, intermediaries, and funders and will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, country and city highlights, round robin sessions, networking platforms and performances.

Further strengthening the content for this year’s conference to aid in bringing local and ASEAN works across borders, MyPAA will be including two brand new components.

  • One-on-One Meetings with local and international presenters including theater programmers and festival directors with an appetite for ASEAN works such as Joe Sidek (George Town Festival), Kristopher McDowell (KMP Artists, USA), Marnie Karmelita (Brisbane Powerhouse), Kate Ben-Tovim (Arts Centre Melbourne), Joseph Mitchell (Adelaide Festival Centre), Andrew Ross (Darwin Festival)
  • Pitchpad ASEAN, a forum for ASEAN creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects.  Up to 10 ASEAN submissions will be selected to pitch their new works to a stellar line-up of international festival directors and venue programmers in the presence of more than 170 performing arts professionals.  Successful ASEAN participants will be flown into George Town to aid them in their pitch.

ASEF culture360 will be there together with many speakers such as Rithisal Kang (Amrita Performing Arts, Cambodia), Amna Kusumo (Kelola Foundation, Indonesia), Dr. Joseph Victor Gonzales (ASWARA, Malaysia), Eliza Roberts (Asialink, Australia), Laurent Van Kote (Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, France), Pang Khee Teik (Malaysia), Grace Chin (Viddsee, Malaysia), Emmanuel Benbihy (Cities of Love, France), Pauline Fan (PUSAKA, Malaysia).

Stay tuned to ASEF culture360 in the next few weeks for exclusive interviews, in-depth articles and updates on Borak Arts Series 2015!

http://mypaa.com.my/borakarts/

 

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You don’t miss your water ‘till your well runs dry’ | Remembering Manus Brinkmanhttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/you-dont-miss-your-water-till-your-well-runs-dry-remembering-manus-brinkman/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=you-dont-miss-your-water-till-your-well-runs-dry-remembering-manus-brinkman http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/you-dont-miss-your-water-till-your-well-runs-dry-remembering-manus-brinkman/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:41:40 +0000 Sasiwimon Wongjarin http://culture360.asef.org/?p=53260

We have learned with great sadness about the passing of our dear friend and valued colleague, Mr. Manus BRINKMAN, on Saturday, 4 July 2015 in Chiangmai, Thailand.  Read More

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Manus Brinkman

We have learned with great sadness about the passing of our dear friend and valued colleague, Mr. Manus BRINKMAN, on Saturday, 4 July 2015 in Chiangmai, Thailand.

Like many of us, I was deeply sad upon hearing this news. The following personal message from Manus to his beloved partner, has been shared to Manus’ family members, friends and former colleagues all around the world, and I truly believe it is relevant for all of us who are still living:

‘the most important understanding in my life is the meaning behind the song title: “You don’t miss your water ‘till your well runs dry”’.  Realise what you have, do things you want to do, cherish it all and don’t take anything for granted.

Looking back, for me it is with no doubt that Manus had led a great deal of his life the way he wanted to until his very last moment. I believe Manus is one of the greatest contributors in the museum sector. He started his career at the Tropen Museum in Amsterdam as an educational staff before taking on the role of Director at the Children Museum Tropen Junior. After a decade of working with the Tropen Museum, he was elected as Director for the Dutch Museum Association in Amsterdam for 8 years. Later, between 1998 and 2004, Manus took on a position of Secretary General of the prestigious International Council of Museums (ICOM) in Paris.

Manus’s presentation at ASEMUS GC 2012 at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul (Korea) Conversation with Mr Choe Kwang Shik, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Korea) in occasion of the opening reception of the ASEMUS General Conference (GC) at the National Korea, Friday, 14 September 2012 Manus with Fionnuala CROOKE, ASEMUS Chairperson (2014-2016) and Director of Chester Beatty Libray in Dublin, Ireland Manus with Sabina SANTAROSSA, former Director Culture Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)

Manus moved to Chiangmai and was based there for the past ten years working as Content-Editor of the Virtual Collections of Masterpieces (VCM),  one of the most successful projects initiated by the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS). Manus had been involved in ASEMUS since its inception and had always been a great supporter to the network ever since.

We are honoured to have met and worked with Manus. It has been a privilege to hear about his knowledge and witness his passion.  It has also been a great pleasure to have shared our thoughts and laughter. Manus was and will always be a wonderful inspiration for us and we will miss him dearly. On behalf of ASEF and ASEMUS, we would like to express our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues.

 

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Orde Baru OK.Video Festival | Interview with the Artistic Director Mahardika Yudhahttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/orde-baru-ok-video-festival-interview-with-the-artistic-director-mahardika-yudha/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=orde-baru-ok-video-festival-interview-with-the-artistic-director-mahardika-yudha http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/orde-baru-ok-video-festival-interview-with-the-artistic-director-mahardika-yudha/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:28:33 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?p=52987

As part of the media partnership between ASEF culture360 and Orde Baru - OK.Video Festival, we have interviewed Mahardika Yudha, the Artistic Director of OK.Video  Read More

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As part of the media partnership between ASEF culture360 and Orde Baru – OK.Video Festival, we have interviewed Mahardika Yudha, the Artistic Director of OK.Video. This  year he is also doubling as the curator of the exhibition after previously serving as the curator of OK.Video Flesh – 5th Jakarta International Video 2011 for the sub-theme of Surveillance & Self Potrait with Rizki Lazuardi.

 

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  • The OK. Video festival has been successfully organized by Ruangrupa since 2003 under the name ‘Jakarta International Video Festival’. This year, the festival came with a new name, Orde Baru or “New Order”. Could you tell us the reasons behind the change of its name?

The idea of changing the name and expanding the artistic medium of the festival has popped up since 2009. During that time, the use of the internet by the public had begun to show positive impacts.

People were no longer just consumers of information, they started to produce these information.

The climax of internet usage can be seen during the previous Indonesian presidential election in 2014. Indonesians creatively and productively made various forms of information, ranging from text to video, from production to distribution, and they did it voluntarily, massively, structurally and independently. Indonesians have reached a position where they try to solve problems without any government assistance.

The technological growth especially in media in our society has driven us to expand the scope of the artistic medium used, not limited to only video, but also the scope of discussion on the arts of media itself. In the realm of Indonesian art, the discussion on video art has been completed and this was then followed by the urgency to develop it. With such reasons, we changed the festival from Jakarta International Video Festival to Indonesia Media Arts Festival.

Stabilizer by Reza Asung Afisina  Digital Print on Cotton Fabric & Video Installation  2015  Indonesia

Stabilizer by Reza Asung Afisina Digital Print on Cotton Fabric & Video Installation 2015 Indonesia

  • Orde Baru (New Order) is also the central theme of this year’s edition. In which way will this New Order be reflected in the festival?

Orde Baru has always been an issue in Indonesia. The theme of this year’s festival was inspired by the Soeharto’s Orde Baru – or military regime –, which lasted for 32 years (1966-1998). Orde Baru was borne in 1966 to distinguish themselves and separate power from Orde Lama led by Soekarno. This year’s festival coincides with the 50 years commemoration of the events of genocide due to the seizure of power in Indonesia back in 1965.

Departing from this theme, OK. Video tried to discuss the issue of historical and political media archive that was controlled by the government ruled in the analog era. In this digital era, however, it is being controlled by the corporation and has somehow influenced the development of the society, especially in Indonesia and other post-authoritarian countries. As we know, the end of the Cold War in the late ’80s had shifted the role of the state to the corporation. Sharing experiences and discussion of the issues is broken down into several programmes such as exhibitions, screenings, multimedia performances, symposium, discussions, and workshops. Further details of the festival’s statement can be seen on our website.

The crowd of the opening and a performance of Cut and Rescue (IDN) in collaboration with Genta Surya Choir

The crowd of the opening and a performance of Cut and Rescue (IDN) in collaboration with Genta Surya Choir

  • The festival had many different programmes to offer this year. Can you give us a brief overview of the highlights not to be missed?

It is the first time that OK. Video is presenting multimedia performances by music groups such as bequiet and brisik; Racun Kota, a multimedia performance by Contact Gonzo (Japan) that relates the physical body with analog technology; and a social and political symposium featuring members of an online journal to specifically discuss socio-political issues in Indonesia.

 

  •  Can you tell us more about the Fringe events and in particular the Media Arts, Technology, and the New Order Symposium?

The Symposium is one of the works of a group named IndoPROGRESS, a sociopolitical online journal managed by Indonesia’s young generation. The symposium invited several speakers to discuss how media technology in the New Order regime formed the Indonesian society. The symposium discussed the political strategy of media technology in the New Order regime and its relevance to the current media situation.

Another fringe event is the online exhibition showcasing the internet-meme trend in Indonesia. This online exhibition is curated by the young curator, Aditya Fachrizal Hafiz, and saw the appearances of some Indonesian artists known for using social media as their exhibition gallery. There is also an Open Lab programme which brought together four communities in Indonesia – lifepatch, WAFT Lab, Digital Nativ, and MakeDoNia – to discuss about the media and technology culture in the society, and to create various applications using the technology that is close to the society.

Updated information on the fringe events, including the recap and papers from speakers can be accessed on our website as well as on our social media channels.

 

A Keynote speech from Seno Gumira Ajidarma at the program Symposium

A Keynote speech from Seno Gumira Ajidarma at the program Symposium

How many artists did you welcome, and from which parts of the world?

In the end, we had 73 participating artists from 21 countries: South Africa, the United States, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Indonesia, UK, Japan, Germany, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, France, Russia, Venezuela, and Vietnam.


What about Ruangrupa? Can you share with us some of the other projects and initiatives that your artists have planned for this year?

In June 2016, Ruangrupa will be curating Sonsbeek Festival 2016 in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

 

Read more about the Festival:

http://culture360.asef.org/event/asef-culture360-media-partner-of-the-orde-baru-ok-video-indonesia-media-arts-festival/

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Curating Batik collections in Asia and Europehttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/curating-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=curating-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/curating-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:27:45 +0000 Sasiwimon Wongjarin http://culture360.asef.org/?p=52883

The Curating Batik event in Jakarta marks the first of several activities being organised as part of a study of Batik collections in selected museums in Asia and Europe, towards the set-up of a permanent Batik gallery at the Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna, which is currently undergoing extensive renovation and will re-open in 2017.   Read More

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Batik experts and Batik Lovers during sharing session during break time

Batik experts and Batik lovers during sharing session during break time

“We were excited to share the passion on our Batik collection in Indonesia.  At the same time, we felt very nervous because Batik is an integral part of Indonesia’s cultural heritage and people’s everyday life.”

This was the shared impression museum curators and Batik experts had at the Curating Batik workshop, organised at Museum Tekstil Jakarta in Indonesia on 3 June 2015 and attended by more than 50 Batik experts and Batik lovers.

The Curating Batik event in Jakarta marks the first of several activities being organised as part of a study of Batik collections in selected museums in Asia and Europe, towards the set-up of a permanent Batik gallery at the Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna, which is currently undergoing extensive renovation and will re-open in 2017. Participating museums include the Weltmuseum Wien (Austria), Museum Tekstil Jakarta (Indonesia), Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (Czech Republic) and Museum der Kulturen Basel (Switzerland). These museums are members of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS), a network of over 100 Asian and European museums supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) since the year 2000. Through the ASEMUS platform, curators from the above-mentioned museums met and discussed their respective collections. The more they compared and shared, the more they learnt about  from each other’s collection and the areas in which they could benefit from each other’s expertise. The result is the Curating Batik project. This year, curators from Austria, Czech Republic, Indonesia and Switzerland have planned to meet for a series of workshops and study visits to exchange ideas and visit Batik collections towards giving inputs to the shaping of the Batik gallery at the Weltmuseum Wien.

The event in Indonesia in June 2015 marked the first step in this process. It included public lectures, workshops, gallery visits and field visits to Pekalongan, Lasem and Solo in middle Java in Indonesia.

Benny Gratha, Voluntary Curatorial Assistant at Museum Tekstil Jakarta explained about batik motifs to the other curators

Benny Gratha, Voluntary Curatorial Assistant at Museum Tekstil Jakarta explains batik motifs to the other curators

Curating Batik is a concrete example of the impact of networks that the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) promotes; the idea of connecting people, sharing knowledge, exchanging information, and building partnerships. Curating Batik was selected through the 2nd edition of ASEF Creative Networks, an ASEF initiative that encourages collaborations among networks in order to reinforce the dialogue between cultural professionals from Asia and Europe.

At the Curating Batik workshop in Jakarta earlier this month, Dr. Jani Kuhnt-Saptodewo, Curator of Insular Southeast Asia, Weltmuseum Wien mentioned that her museum has almost 300 pieces of Batik: ‘The first collection is a souvenir from the Novara Expedition (1857–1859), the first large-scale scientific, around-the-world mission of the Austrian Imperial war navy. The acquisition from Java entered the museum in 1858. Therefore, it is considered ‘very old [Batik] material. The British Museum owns an older fabric from Governor General Raffles dated back around 1820.’  Dr. Jani Kuhnt-Saptodewo also added that it made sense to collaborate with the Náprstek Museum in the Czech Republic for their shared connection ofthe Austro-Hungarian expedition around the world [that] lasted from 1857 to 1859 in which in 15 – 21 April 1858 was in Singapore and 5 – 29 May 1858 was in Batavia. Scientists who participated in the expedition were Dr. Novara Karl von Scherzer (Anthropologist) and Dr Hochstetter (Geologist/the first Director of the Museum of Natural History Vienna).”

Dr. Richard Kunz, Curator of Southeast Asia, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Switzerland, mentioned the Swiss-Indonesian connections in Batik during his presentation. Although his museum has a small number of Batik textiles, it also has interesting Batik tools and process samples, as well as great samples of Batik imitation. So the challenge for him would be the approach to curating the collection. ‘What is a potential of the collection? What story lines can be developed? What message do we want to convey with an exhibit?’ ‘Indonesia, most particularly the island of Java, is the area where batik has reached the greatest peak of accomplishment. The Dutch brought Indonesian craftsmen to teach the craft to Dutch warders in several factories in Holland from 1835. Factory work in Switzerland begun in the Valley of Glarus in the 18th century by imitating fabrics from the Orient and Far-East. The Swiss produced imitation batik in the early 1940s. A wax block form of printing was developed in Java using a cap.’

 

Presentation and discussion by curators from Museum der Kulturen Basel, Tekstil Museum Jakarta and Weltmuseum Wien

Presentation and discussion by curators from Museum der Kulturen Basel, Tekstil Museum Jakarta and Weltmuseum Wien

The collaboration with Museum Tekstil Jakarta has provided the curators opportunities to explore the museum’s rich collection and exchange information. Benny Gratha, a loyal volunteer at Museum Tekstil Jakarta since 2005, has been serving as an informal curatorial assistant at the museum. Through these years, he has built up extensive knowledge on Batik through ‘Museum Tekstil Jakarta’s permanent collection which is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world of a broad range of Indonesian textiles including warp and weft ikat cloths, batik, embroideries, beadwork and multifarious appliqué techniques, tapestry weaves, supplementary warp and weft textiles and from all over the Indonesian Archipelago. The Museum continues to grow and develop to respond to the needs of its visitors. Periodically throughout the year, it cooperates with private collectors and various institutions in holding short thematic shows in between its regular displays.

During their field trip in Indonesia, the curators will undertake field research and documentation towards their exhibition. Dr. Jani Kuhnt-Saptodewo will be travelling with Dr. Hwie Liong Kwan, Independent Batik Expert, to the middle of Java (Pekalongan, Lasem, Solo) to document batik production, and interview batik producers. In the last decade, Dr. Kwan has been studying Batik in his hometown and encouraging the local community to preserve the technique as part of creative economies.

He said, “The city of Pekalongan itself is known for its distinct Batik Pesisir or Coastal Batik which features vibrant colours and patterns. The batik produced by the skilled artisans here reflects multi-cultural influences from Chinese, Dutch, Malay, Japan, the Indies and Arab nations. The beauty of batik made in Pekaolongan has been recognized throughout the world.

Dr. Kwan believes in the importance of raising awareness among the locals to cherish their heritage and preserve it. The best way to do this is to prove the impact of creative workers on regional unemployment. He has also been organising workshops for local artisans, organising a platform for exchange, and featuring their beautiful crafts.

The support from ASEF under the ASEF Creative Networks 2nd edition enables the curators from Indonesia to travel to Austria, Indonesia, Czech Republic and Switzerland. There, the curators will take on residencies and study as well as identify the Batik collection in each museum. They will also share their extensive knowledge through a number of workshops. Moreover, they will provide consultation on the selection of artefacts for the permanent Batik collection at Weltmuseum Wien which is due to open in late 2017, and the upcoming exhibition at Museum Der Kulturen Basel in 2016. The curators from both museums are open to the idea of collaboration, co-research and co-funding, and are willing to hold further discussions for potential collaboration.
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Asia-Europe Dialogue: Stimulating cities through culture | Cebu, Philippineshttp://culture360.asef.org/event/asia-europe-dialogue-stimulating-cities-through-culture-exploring-the-city-networks-model-cebu-philippines/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asia-europe-dialogue-stimulating-cities-through-culture-exploring-the-city-networks-model-cebu-philippines http://culture360.asef.org/event/asia-europe-dialogue-stimulating-cities-through-culture-exploring-the-city-networks-model-cebu-philippines/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:57:48 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=52731

  ASEF culture360 is pleased to support to the panel discussion “Asia-Europe Dialogue: Stimulating cities through culture – Exploring the city networks model”. The panel will take place in Cebu,...  Read More

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ASEF culture360 is pleased to support to the panel discussion “Asia-Europe Dialogue: Stimulating cities through culture – Exploring the city networks model”. The panel will take place in Cebu, Philippines as part of the 4th Southeast Asian Creative Cities Network (SEACCN) Forum.

The Southeast Asian Creative Cities Network (SEACCN) is a network for creative cities and clusters in Southeast Asia. This includes representatives from the cities, agencies, specialists, experts, groups and communities. The initial members include George Town (Penang, Malaysia), Bandung (Indonesia), Cebu (Philippines), and Chiang Mai (Thailand). It is an open group but with a focus on SE Asia and a particular focus on so-called “second cities”, but SEACCN welcomes collaboration with other organisations and cities including those in the rest of Asia or Europe. The network was informally founded in April 2014 in Chiang Mai and an MOU was signed in August 2014.

One of the interesting developments in the 21st century has been the evolution of networks, particularly in the culture sector. Cultural networks have emerged as an important tool for improved cross-border cultural communication and greater international co-operation. This model has been adopted by cities in Asia and Europe to strengthen partnership, co-creation and collaboration between cities with a focus on creativity as the driving force for economic and social development.

In this context, the ASEF supported panel titled Asia-Europe Dialogue: Stimulating cities through culture – Exploring the city networks model  will address the following key questions:

  • What are the current trends, challenges and issues in the development of strong medium-sized cities network? What are specific concerns for Asia and Europe?
  • How can such networks enable knowledge exchange and enhance connectivity between cities? Are there any innovative examples that could serve as inspiration?
  • Can such networks bring the policy makers and practitioners together to address the emerging urban challenges through creativity?

The panel will gather SEACCN Representatives for Cebu, Chiang Mai, Bandung and Penang as well as one representative from the European Cities Network supported by ASEF:

  • MR. MARTIN VENZKY-STALLING, Creative Chiang Mai (Thailand),
  • DR. NEIL KHOR, Think City (Penang, Malaysia),
  • MS. SHINTA PUTRI, Bandung Creative City Forum (Indonesia),
  • ARCH’T BUCK SIA, Creative Cebu Council (Philippines)
  • MR. ANDREW ERSKINE (Creative Consultancy)

You can download the full programme of the Forum here: Programme – SEACCN Forum Cebu 25 June 2015 

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ASEF Creative Networks | Creative Encounters | New open calls launchedhttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/asef-creative-networks-creative-encounters-new-open-calls-launched/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asef-creative-networks-creative-encounters-new-open-calls-launched http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/asef-creative-networks-creative-encounters-new-open-calls-launched/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 02:00:26 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=52153

  ASEF culture360 is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Calls for Proposals for ASEF Creative Networks (3rd edition) and Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe (5th edition).  ASEF Creative Networks welcomes joint...  Read More

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ASEF culture360 is pleased to announce the launch of this year’s Calls for Proposals for ASEF Creative Networks (3rd edition) and Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe (5th edition). 

ASEF Creative Networks welcomes joint proposals from Asian and European cultural networks for activities such as capacity building workshops, mapping of good practices, expansion of Asian or European networks to the other region, among others.

At the same time, ASEF is also launching the 5th call for joint proposals for Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia & Europe in partnership with Arts Network Asia (ANA) and with the support of Trans Europe Halles (TEH). ASEF, ANA and TEH encourage organisations to submit multilateral activities that reflect the cultural diversity of the two regions.

For both programmes, ASEF encourages initiatives that engage as many partners and participants from the 51 member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Proposals should be submitted by a minimum of 2 partners, one each from Asia and Europe.  Activities must take place between 1 April and 30 November 2016.

The submission deadline for both calls is Saturday 15 August 2015.

 

For more information on Creative Encounters, please visit  http://tinyurl.com/creativeencounters5

For more information on ASEF Creative Networks, please visit http://tinyurl.com/creativenetworks3

 

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ASEF Summer University in India | Open Callhttp://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/asef-summer-university-in-india-open-call/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asef-summer-university-in-india-open-call http://culture360.asef.org/opportunity/asef-summer-university-in-india-open-call/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 02:46:56 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=opportunity&p=52025

Explore the synergies between sustainable urbanisation and heritage preservation and join us for a dynamic 2-week programme of dialogue-sessions with leading experts, hands-on workshops and a hack-a-thon. Grab your...  Read More

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Explore the synergies between sustainable urbanisation and heritage preservation and join us for a dynamic 2-week programme of dialogue-sessions with leading experts, hands-on workshops and a hack-a-thon. Grab your chance to be part of a team of students and young professionals from 51 ASEM member countries and co-create digital and physical prototypes, business plans and social impact models in close collaboration with the local community.

What: 19th ASEF Summer University (#ASEFSU)

Where: Pune, India

When: 9-21 August 2015

Apply here by Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The organisers will grant a financial subsidy that covers transportation. In addition, accommodation and meals will be provided throughout the project period.

For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have any questions we are delighted to get in touch: au@asef.org

 

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ASEF culture360 media partner of ORDE BARU OK. Video | Indonesia Media Arts Festivalhttp://culture360.asef.org/event/asef-culture360-media-partner-of-the-orde-baru-ok-video-indonesia-media-arts-festival/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asef-culture360-media-partner-of-the-orde-baru-ok-video-indonesia-media-arts-festival http://culture360.asef.org/event/asef-culture360-media-partner-of-the-orde-baru-ok-video-indonesia-media-arts-festival/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:57:10 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=51909

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ORDE BARU OK. Video – Indonesia Media Arts Festival is an international biennial event held by Video Art Development Division of the artists collective ruangrupa since 2003. ASEF culture360 will be one of the media partners of the 2015 edition of ORDE BARU OK. Video – Indonesia Media Arts Festival 2015,  which will take place on 15-28 June at the Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta.

This year, OK. Video aims bigger and changes its name from Jakarta International Video Festival to Indonesia Media Arts Festival. The idea is for the OK. Video to expand its artistic scope and present much broader works. The choice of Orde Baru (New Order) as the theme paves the way for OK. Video in the coming years to have a wider artistic achievement by presenting not only temporal works (video, film, and performance) and installations, single channel or multi-channel, but also sound art, digital imaging, internet-based art, and other works based on media technology. By pushing the boundaries further, OK. Video creates the opportunity to explore new artistic ideas and address new critical issues in new media arts.

The Festival will comprise a series of programmes; exhibition, screening, multimedia performance, workshops, discussion, open lab, and symposium. The festival opening will take place on 14 June from 16:00 to 22:00 with special performances by bequiet, Brisik, AstoneA, Cut & Rescue featuring Dharma Wanita Choir, and visual mapping by Ricky “babay” Janitra and Klub Karya Bulu Tangkis.

www.okvideofestival.org

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The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) invites photographers to participate in On the Go, a photo competition celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). The competition period begins on 7th July and runs until the 6th of September 2015.

On the Go‘s theme is the motion and the pace of life in Asia and Europe, illustrating those moments how we can be different — and yet so alike.

The competition is open to emerging and professional photographers from ASEM countries. Two winners will be selected by a distinguished international jury and an additional winner will be selected by online voting. Prizes will be awarded to all three finalists.

Winning entries and a further selection of photos will be published in a photo book, as well as showcased in an exhibition, which will be inaugurated alongside the 12th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM FMM12) in November, in Luxembourg.

Interested? SIGN UP to receive an alert when the call for photo submissions is open.

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Curating Batik | workshops on Batik collections in Asia and Europehttp://culture360.asef.org/event/curating-batik-workshops-on-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=curating-batik-workshops-on-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe http://culture360.asef.org/event/curating-batik-workshops-on-batik-collections-in-asia-and-europe/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 09:58:34 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=51423

Curating Batik involves the exchange of batik collections between museums in Asia and Europe towards an exhibition in 2017. This year, curators from Austria, Indonesia, Czech Republic and Switzerland...  Read More

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Curating Batik involves the exchange of batik collections between museums in Asia and Europe towards an exhibition in 2017. This year, curators from Austria, Indonesia, Czech Republic and Switzerland will meet for a series of workshops to exchange ideas and visit batik collections in preparation for this exhibition.

The first part of the programme will be held in June 2015 in Jakarta (Indonesia), while the second part will take place in September 2015 in the form of curator residency and research work in Prague (Czech Republic), Basel (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria).

The first Curating Batik workshop will take place on 3 June 2015 at Museum Tekstil Jakarta. Mr Benny GRATHA, Assistant Curator Museum Tekstil Jakarta (Indonesia), Dr Jani KUHNT-SAPTODEWO, Curator of Insular South-east Asia, Weltmuseum Wien (Austria) and Mr Richard KUNZ, Curator of South-east Asia, Museum der Kulturen Basel (Switzerland) will present the history of Batik collection from their respective museums. The programme will include a tour through the museum in Jakarta, an exhibition on Indonesian textiles, the Batik Gallery, an exhibition of traditional looms as well as a conservation room and a storage room.

The project partners include Weltmuseum Wien (Austria), Museum Tekstil Jakarta (Indonesia) and National Museum - Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures(Czech Republic) and Museum der Kulturen Basel (Switzerland).

Curating Batik project has been selected through the 2nd edition of ASEF Creative Networks. These 4 museums are also members of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS), a network of Asian and European museums supported by ASEF since the year 2000.

 

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