b. 1960, Netherlands

Mella Jaarsma Related Press

Art’s Ecological Turn and the Sixth Great Extinction Related Press Art’s Ecological Turn and the Sixth Great Extinction 22 November 2019, Frieze

'Climate change is not an issue of the environment,' writes the Global South collective Wretched of the Earth in the preface to a letter pleading for Extinction Rebellion to reconsider the tactics and

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ArtJog aims to explore the 'Universal Influence' of contemporary art Related Press ArtJog aims to explore the 'Universal Influence' of contemporary art 31 May 2016, Jakarta Globe

Entering its ninth year, ArtJog has grown to become a pre-eminent event in Indonesia's art calendar, bringing together an array of works by leading contemporary artists as well as launching the career of emerging names. When it returns at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, on May 27, the annual art fair will showcase 97 works by 72 local...

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Biennale of Sydney program features dog walking as performance Related Press Biennale of Sydney program features dog walking as performance 22 February 2016, The Sydney Morning Herald

A slew of live events and performances has been announced for the Biennale of Sydney, which opens on March 18. Over the opening weekend Justene Williams–known for her Dada-inspired immersive art environments – is working with the Sydney Chamber Orchestra to re-imagine Victory Over the Sun, a futurist opera first performed in St...

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20th Biennale of Sydney Related Press 20th Biennale of Sydney 28 October 2015, e-flux

The 20th Biennale of Sydney, inspired by a quote from author William Gibson, is titled The future is already here—it’s just not evenly distributed. This edition will be presented at venues conceived by Stephanie Rosenthal as “embassies of thought.” An embassy traditionally functions as a state within a state: a host country...

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Mella Jaarsma, Unassuming Mother of the Art Revolution Related Press Mella Jaarsma, Unassuming Mother of the Art Revolution 3 May 2015, Jakarta Globe

During the formative days of Indonesian contemporary art, a time when galleries did not support the avant-garde, a young and potent creative duo unwittingly set about changing of the Indonesian art landscape. Driven by the need to exhibit their friends’ and their own artwork, Dutch artist Mella Jaarsma and her partner, Javanese artist...

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Singapore Has an Arts Moment in France Related Press Singapore Has an Arts Moment in France 27 March 2015, The New York Times

For the past two weeks, Farizwan Fajari, a 35-year-old Singaporean artist who uses the name Speak Cryptic, has been creating a 20-meter-long street-art-style mural at the Palais de Tokyo, the modern art museum in Paris. Mr. Fajari, who has been invited as part of Secret Archipelago - an exhibition on contemporary Southeast Asian art that opens...

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An eye on Indonesian art from Singapore Related Press An eye on Indonesian art from Singapore 7 January 2015, Katrin Figge for Jakarta Globe / 5 January 2015

A senior curator at the prestigious Singapore Art Museum for seven years, Tan Siuli oversees and takes care of the Indonesian collection. She currently has her hands full preparing for Singapore Art W

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