ruangrupa (2000)


ruangrupa (spelled and written with a lowercase β€˜r’) was founded in Jakarta in 2000 by a group of artists.Β  the founders felt that there was a great necessity for β€œspace” (physically and mentally) in Jakarta, where artists could work intensively and could direct their attention more to means of analysis and less to means of production. A space that conveyed the ideas of visual art – which are important to analyse, mediate, and furnish – like public art, performance art, and video art. The founders felt that this was the only way in which visual art could possess a critical sensibility, which is the most important position of art in society.