Yang Mengagumkan di Yirrkala Artist Exchange Program Art Exhibition 2019

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Saya memasuki ruangan pameran Yirrkala Artist Exchange Program Art Exhibition yang diadakan di Rumata' Artspace Kota Makassar 30 Juni malam. Walau terlambat, saya cukup menikmati acara itu.

Karya Instalasi saya berjudul “The Lost Makassan”, terinpirasi dari kumpulan “artefak-artefak” kecil yang berserakan dalam program singkat pertukaran seniman Makassar dan Yirrkala. “Artefak - artefak” ini kemudian dikumpulkan membentuk satu instalasi untuk membantu membangkitkan memori tentang jalinan persaudaraan yang terjalin sejak ratusan tahun yang lalu.⁣ ameran seni ini menceritakan tentang perspektif seniman Aborigin dari Yolngu (Yirrkala) dengan seniman dari Makassar.--Kata dari katalog Yirrkala Artist Exchange Program Art Exhibition.

"In December 2018, three Yolŋu artists from Yirrkala, Northern Australia and three artists from Makassar, Indonesia participated in an artist exchange program organised by the Wilin Centre, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. The centre worked together with Rumata’ Art space in Makassar and Buku-Larrŋgay Art Centre in Yirrkala to invite Adi Gunawan (visual artist), Nurabdiansyah Ramli (visual designer and researcher) and Muhammad Rais (filmmaker) from Makassar, and Arian Pearson (musician and sound producer), Barayuwa Mununggurr and Dion Marimunuk Gurruwiwi (radio DJ) from Yirrkala," dalam International Insttitute for Asian Studies.

Lebih lanjut, "After the artists spent time in both Makassar and East Arnhem Land, they returned to their respective countries where they were given time to reflect on their experience through the creation of artworks. This essay follows the creative process and personal experiences of the three Makassan artists who joined the historical research-based arts project. It demonstrates how the project functions as an effective medium to spread knowledge on shared history between the two neighbouring countries, both on personal and artistic levels, and that the learning of the history of pre-European contact in Australia has changed the Makassan artists’ perspectives on Australia."

https://www.iias.asia/the-newsletter/article/makassar-northern-australia-artistic-perspective-shared-history