NTU CCA Singapore is pleased to host a presentation of the Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA) by Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti. Established in 2007 in Yogyakarta, IVAA came together as an ambitious initiative through individual and community efforts. While collecting and documenting are inherent activities that punctuate the life of an archive, the attempts of sharing knowledge and providing access are essential in maintaining an archive as a public resource and contributing to the continuous process of writing and understanding history. In his talk, Yoshi will address specifically those activities undertaken by IVAA in making an archive public such as digitalising content and giving access on-line, creating stronger connections with different communities through workshops and continuously opening up the content of the archive to the questions and urgencies of the present time.
Yoshi Fajar Kresno Murti is an architect, lecturer, and researcher who has long been involved in organizing, documenting, and advocating for urban kampong spaces. Since 2009 onward he has been the coordinator of research and program development at the Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA), Yogyakarta. He works independently as an architect with a process-based form of architecture called “Ugahari”, and has been involved in a number of collaborative projects building houses, community spaces and public buildings. He is the author of a book of catalog data Art and Social Issues (2011), and The Pating Tlecek Architecture Space (2012), and as editor of book Arsipelago: Archival Work & Archiving Art & Culture in Indonesia (2014).