Discussion Plans and Functions; Digital Archiving in Art Galleries

Archiving ©Selasar Sunaryo Art Space

3 - 4.30 PM


Sharing session about digitising archives in art galleries

During COVID-19, art spaces, galleries, and museums were forced to close for many months, increasing their focus on digital mediation of their cultural content and programs. At the same time, the lockdown provided time for digital archiving and virtual cataloging of collections. In the fall of 2020, Selasar Sunaryo Art Space in Bandung began digitizing its sprawling collection and building an archive. The project was supported by the International Relief Fund in the process. The 2020 International Relief Fund supported cultural organizations affected by the Covid 19 pandemic and was initiated by the German Foreign Office, the Goethe Institute, and other related organizations. The project was a great learning process and at the same time raised various practical and also ethical issues. Therefore, Goethe-Institut Bandung and Selasar Sunaryo Art Space invite you to a sharing session on digital archiving in local art galleries. Selasar Sunaryo Art Space will give insights into its digitization project and discuss with representatives from the Center for Indonesian Visual Art Studies of Institut Teknologi Bandung and the local gallery Serambi Pirous Studio Galeri. The IVAA (Indonesia Visual Art Archive) leads the conversation and analyzes the discussion for further initiatives.
In relation to preventing the spread of Covid-19, this event will be implemented virtually through Youtube.

Selasar Sunaryo Art Space (SSAS) is a space and non-profit organization that aims to support the development of practice and study of art and visual culture in Indonesia. Founded in 1998 by Sunaryo, SSAS activities are public education oriented. With direction & support from Yayasan Selasar Sunaryo, SSAS's main focus is on organizing contemporary art programs, through exhibitions, discussions, residencies & workshops.
Center for Indonesian Visual Art Studies (CIVAS) was initiated by the Expertise Group of Aesthetic and Art Sciences, Faculty of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung. CIVAS is a digital art archive repository based on research of the history of Indonesian art.
A.D. Pirous, Serambi Pirous Studio Galeri is a space for work processes as well as a space from A.D. Pirous and his family to showcase and discuss works of art and culture. Located in the North Bandung area, Serambi Pirous Studio Galeri is adjacent to the residence of the artist couple, A.D. Pirous and Erna Garnasih Pirous.
Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA) is a non-profit organization in Yogyakarta that was founded in 1997, known as the Cemeti Art Foundation until April 2007. The archives from IVAA consist of various works, activities and references on Indonesian visual artists, which are managed as digital archives.