Wiwitan : Restart
Derived from a routine ritual of the Javanese agrarian society
in every rice harvest season. The wiwitan ceremony is an
expression of gratitude towards the earth and the universe for
giving produce to us, human beings. In one of its processions,
Mbah Kaum (the village eldest) will harvest the first rice crops
using ani-ani (palm knives; a traditional agricultural tool to
harvest rice crops).
The rice crops will be handed to the village chief. Then the village chief will put them into a sentong (a jar made from clay). The chosen rice crops will be kept in there and then be mixed with the rice seeds to plant in the next planting season. The procession where they keep the chosen rice crops to be the next rice seeds in the wiwitan ceremony is what inspired us in making Nandur Srawung exhibition this year. Wiwitan means both the beginning of rice harvest season and also the preparation of the next planting season.
11-21 October 2020
Main and Virtual Reality Exhibition
Wiwitan:Restart! exhibition of Nandur Srawung #7 will showcase various artworks representing its theme. The diversity of the artworks is visible through the ideas, forms, and techniques as well as the participating artists. They are not just from Indonesia but also South East Asia and some other countries. Visitors may visit our exhibition on our website or at the venue by reservation.
Nandur Kawruh is a virtual webinar program focusing on topics related to the curatorial theme. Through its interesting topics and qualified keynote speakers, we will deepend and expand the understanding of the theme 'Wiwitan', as a campaign to go back to plant, both literally and symbolically.
Srawung Sinau focuses on topics related to the artworks of Nandur Srawung participating artists. They will talk about their practices, ideas, and working methods. Through Srawung Sinau, we hope that the public can get to know them a little better.
Srawung Pasar invites the audience to 'visit' markets that are organised by the locals and communities. The variety of products in each market manifests the creativity of the people in the time of restrictions. The wheels of the economy must keep turning. To help spread the news to have a greater impact on a larger community is such a challenge worth doing Srawung Pasar will be aired on both Nandur Srawung's Instagram and Youtube account.
The online residency is a self-directed residency where the participants hold activities related to their art practices (complying with the health protocol during COVID-19 pandemic). The activities can be (but not limited to) 'an outing' and 'a collaboration' with partners chosen by the participants. The activities relate to the curatorial theme. The result of this program is videos that will be posted on Nandur Srawung's Instagram and Youtube accounts.
How to enjoy art exhibition with 360° Virtual Tour
Jl. Sriwedani No.1, Ngupasan, Kec. Gondomanan, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55122