Mira Asriningtyas and Dito Yuwono, co-founders of LIR Space—ISCP’s current institution-in-residence—will speak about LIR as an institution in flux and their long-term project 900mdpl, which is the genesis of a temporary community museum.
900mdpl is a biennial site-specific art project initiated by LIR in Kaliurang, an aging historical resort village located in a close proximity to Mount Merapi, an active volcano in Indonesia. Aware of the instability of nature, LIR has initiated plans for a transient community museum based on 900mdpl that can easily be moved from one place to another. This museum aims to preserve artworks commissioned by LIR in Kaliurang, as well as field notes and publications, while fostering intergenerational knowledge.
Mira Asriningtyas works as a curator and writer in Yogyakarta. In 2013, Asriningtyas was chosen as one of the curators for the Young Curator Forum of Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta. That same year, she did a residency and research program at 98B COLLABoratory, Manila. She was also selected to be part of the Young Curators Workshop by the Japan Foundation and the 4A Curators’ Intensive 2014 in 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in Sydney. In 2016-17, she participated in the De Appel Curatorial Programme. Asriningtyas is especially interested in conceptually-driven projects, presenting the process of making art, and combining different academic backgrounds and disciplines. She regularly publishes in magazines and catalogs.
Dito Yuwono works as a visual artist and curator in Yogyakarta. His artistic practice varies between photography, mix-media installation, video, and performance. Yuwono is especially interested in working with communities and recollecting memories to find the link between memory-citizen-history. In the past five years, he participated in numerous residencies as part of his artistic practice, such as 98B COLLABoratory, Philippines; The Northern Center for Contemporary Art, Australia; Ruang Rupa, Jakarta; and Village Video Festival, Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia; among others. Some of his latest projects are The Memories of Unidentified Experience, KKF, Yogyakarta, 2014; Recollecting Memories: Tukang Foto Keliling, Kaliurang, Yogyakarta, 2017 and Ruang Rupa, Jakarta, 2015; and Geography of Here and There, NCCA – Darwin, Australia, 2016.
This program is supported, in part, by Hartfield Foundation; New York City Council Member for the 33rd District Stephen T. Levin; New York City Council Member for the 34th District Antonio Reynoso; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF); The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.