Bongkar gudang #2: HOODS, ROOTS, AND WHATNOT

Here, in Bongkar Gudang #2 Hoods, roots, and whatnot, we chose works that carry with them possibilities
of reducing distance. Works whose forms and ideas allow us to reflect upon the thought that no matter
where we are on the face of this earth, we are connected to one another.

The Big Spill by Ella Wijt

In creating The Big Spill, it was of the utmost importance to Ella that this installation reflect her most honest capacity of ability and limitation at this time in her life. She created these works with a natural curiosity, a problem solving sense of “how?”, while allowing the “why?” to arise slowly from within, expanding in its own way and time. 

Ketika bulan terbelah oleh Radhinal Indra

Setiap tahun, masyarakat Indonesia disajikan aneka ragam tontonan edukatif seputar penentuan awal mula Bulan Ramadhan. Perbedaan (dan perdebatan) yang umumnya muncul ke hadapan publik terjadi diantara dua organisasi Islam terbesar di Indonesia; Nahdatul Ulama dan Muhammadiyah. Radhinal Indra hendak menelusuri perbedaan pemikiran terhadap hilal (bulan sabit) yang berdampak pada pola kehidupan masyarakat di Indonesia.


In order to disrupt dominant power relations acclaimed by the global west and nation-state view, these artists offer an optional artistic approach that has been imagined and articulated in their work. This attempt reflects and embodies ways of perceiving and sensing the surrounding to dismantling system under the dominant discussion of history, gender, representation, sovereignty and ethnography.

I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me)…*

Curated and organized by RUBANAH Underground Hub, the exhibition features new works from nine young artists. The exhibition potters about the practices of each artists’ involved with the intention to unravel their practices and motivations.