Book Launch | Pressure and Pleasure


 
 
30 Oct 2022 11:45 - 12:45
/ Free
Titik Dua. Jl. Cok Rai Pudak No.48, Peliatan Ubud (Google Maps)

Pressure and Pleasure is published to coincide with a major solo exhibition of the artist, Agus Suwage: The Theater of Me (2022), at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN), Jakarta. This anthology explores the ongoing influence of the artist’s works and ideas on generations of artists and critical thinkers. Six commissioned writers, Eka Kurniawan, Erni Aladjai, Goenawan Mohamad, Mahfud Ihwan, Laksmi Pamuntjak, and Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie, develop new work based on a single artwork of Agus Suwage and create their own interpretations of Suwage’s works. The use of a creative writing approach instead of using art historical, aesthetic, or socio-political analysis will offer an alternative perspective on how to perceive the works of contemporary artists.

Supported by Museum MACAN

Pressure and Pleasure diterbitkan bertepatan dengan pameran tunggal seniman besar di Museum MACAN, Agus Suwage: The Theatre of Me (2022), antologi ini mengeksplorasi pengaruh yang secara terus-menerus dari karya dan ide seniman pada generasi seniman dan pemikir kritis. Enam penulis, Eka Kurniawan, Erni Aladjai, Goenawan Mohamad, Mahfud Ihwan, Laksmi Pamuntjak, dan Ziggy Zezsyazeoviennazabrizkie, mengembangkan karya baru berdasarkan satu karya Agus Suwage dan menciptakan interpretasi mereka sendiri terhadap karya Suwage. Penggunaan pendekatan penulisan kreatif alih-alih menggunakan analisis historis, estetika, atau sosio-politik seni akan menawarkan alternatif perspektif tentang bagaimana memandang karya-karya seniman kontemporer.

Didukung oleh Museum MACAN

Featuring

Mahfud Ikhwan

Mahfud Ikhwan was born in Lamongan, 1980. He graduated from University of Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta in 2003, with a major in Indonesian Literature. His first novel, Ulid Tak Ingin ke …


Eka Kurniawan

Eka Kurniawan was the first Indonesian writer to be nominated for a Man Booker International Prize. His works have been translated into 24 languages. His highly-acclaimed novel, Beauty is a …


Laksmi Pamuntjak

Laksmi Pamuntjak writes on culture and politics including op-eds in The Guardian. Her debut novel Amba, English title The Question of Red, won Germany’s 2016 LiBeraturpreis. The film adaptation of …