conference “Let there be lumbung” from Tuesday, September 20 to Friday, September 23, 2022 at ruruHaus

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The conference Let there be lumbung from Tuesday, September 20 to Friday, September 23, 2022 at ruruHaus in Kassel, in the sense of nongkrong, provides a forum for contextualizing art practices by ways of lumbung.

documenta fifteen invites to join the discussion of lumbung practices and its reception in different contexts. There are panels about the origins of lumbung, its social and historical contexts, repercussions, and its potentialities beyond documenta fifteen. The conference, which takes place in the last week of the 100 days of the exhibition in Kassel, includes a series of talks by scholars and cultural practitioners from various time zones.

Here you can find the full program.

Invited speakers

  • Charles Esche (CEST), Director of the Van Abbemuseum; Professor of contemporary art and curating
  • Hilmar Farid (WIB) (presencial or online), historian and director general of culture, Ministry of the Education, Culture, Research and Technology, Indonesia
  • John Roosa (PDT), Associate Professor of History at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Nuraini Juliastuti (WIB/CEST), trans-local practicing researcher and writer, focusing on art organisation, activism, illegality, and alternative cultural production in Indonesia
  • Melani Budianta (WIB) (presencial or online), Professor of literary and cultural studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia.
  • Nikos Papastergiadis (AEDT), Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures and Professor of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
  • Philippe Pirotte (WITA), Professor Art History and Curatorial Studies and curator


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