in cooperation with OK. Video
Through its annual scholarship, the Goethe-Institut gives German curators the opportunity to spend four weeks in a foreign country. The guiding idea of the residence is to develop a concept for the presentation of the host country’s art scene in Germany and a way to present the German art scene in the respective country. In addition, it offers the chance to further develop and realize specific projects and productions, as well as to deepen sustainable contacts with cultural institutions and creative professionals, which ultimately strengthens the intercultural dialogue between the parties involved.
OK. Video – will act as the curator’s host residency in Jakarta. It focusses on the media technology development that affects people’s perspective and behavior towards their surrounding. OK. Video is a division of ruangrupa, a contemporary art organization based in Jakarta. Its projects aim at advancing art ideas in the urban context and the broad scope of culture through various formats, such as exhibitions, workshops etc.
Art in the urban context and the connection between art and technology has also been the main focus of several exhibitions that have been curated by Sabiha Keyif (*1985), who has received the scholarship in 2017. Sabiha graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Braunschweig, Germany in 2012. After her first working experiences in several art galleries and museums, she hold a two-year scientific trainee position at the ZKM (Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe) in Karlsruhe, Germany. In this context, Sabiha was involved in the exhibition “global aCtIVISm” (2013), which shows objects and different forms of documentation of global activism. She recently curated the exhibitions “Exo-Evolution” (2015) and “Hybrid Layers” (2017) for the ZKM. While the former displays the artistic application of new technologies and offers an insight into the future, the latter explores the multiple aspects of the so-called “digital condition” making the digital to the a priori that opens up the cultural and conceptual dimensions of the artworks.