Curating and Programming

 

Gertjan Zuilhof

Gertjan Zuilhof lahir di tahun 1955, saat musik rock and roll mulai melesat. Ia memulai karirnya dengan menggambar kartun untuk majalah SMA dan kemungkinan akan mengakhiri kariernya seperti itu juga. Ia bekerja sebagai sejarawan seni, kritikus film dan programer festival film.

Untuk Rotterdam Festival, ia mengerjakan beberapa proyek di Asia dan Afrika, seperti Forget Africa. Selain membuat beberapa program film, ia juga mengembangkan pamerannya sendiri. Pameran terakhirny adalah hasil kerja sama dengan seniman dan sutradara dari Burma/Myanmar.

Hampir sepanjang hidupnya, Zuilhof bekerja untuk International Film Festival Rotterdam, tetapi saat ini ia juga menjadi programer dan kurator independen.
Sebagai programer untuk Asia Tenggara, ia telah mengunjungi Indonesia beberapa kali dalam satu dasawarsa terakhir.

Ia gemar membuat gambar-gambar yang aneh. Pada tahun 2012, Ia memamerkan beberapa gambarnya di Rumata Art Space, Makassar. Saat ini di Yogyakarta, ia tengah mempersiapkan pameran keduanya di Indonesia yang akan memamerkan gambar-gambarnya yang konyol.

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Gertjan Zuilhof was born 1955, the year when rock and roll music really took off. He started his career by drawing cartoons for high school magazine and maybe somehow he will end his career by drawing cartoons too. He worked as an art historian, film critic and film festival programmer.

For the Rotterdam Festival, he did several projects in Asia and Africa like Forget Africa. Apart from making film programs, he developed his own exhibition. His most recent one was with artists and filmmakers from Burma/Myanmar.

Zuilhof worked for the International Film Festival Rotterdam for almost a lifetime, but is an independent programmer and curator at the moment.

As a programmer for South East Asia he visited Indonesia many times in the last decade.

He loves to make strange drawings. In 2012 he showed a number of them in Rumata Art Space, Makassar. He is now in Yogyakarta, preparing his second Indonesian exhibition that will show his silly drawings.

Schedule:

Friday,  02 December 2016 | 10.30 – 12.00 | Societet Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

Man’s World

Tao Han, Han Tao/70 minutes/2016/China/Documentary

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Synopsis

Ketika seorang kepala desa di Shanxi terbunuh, salah satu warga dijadikan kambing hitam oleh polisi. Gambar-gambarnya mengenai penyiksaan dijadikan bahan tuduhan atas pembunuhan yang tidak ia lakukan dan mengantarnya mendekam di penjara selama lima tahun. Semua ini adalah bukti atas kebrutalan polisi di Shanxi.

When a village mayor in the Shanxi province gets killed, one of the villagers is chosen by the police as a scapegoat. His drawings of the torture to which he was subjected to plead guilty to the murder he did not commit, yet for which he spent five years in prison, are a testament of police brutality in Shanxi.

(source from: dokument-festival.com)

Director

Han Tao (1979) hidup dan bekerja sebagai seniman, sutradara, penerbit, dan kurator di Beijing. Karya-karyanya telah dipamerkan di seluruh dunia. Man’s World adalah film panjang keempatnya.

Han Tao (1979) lives and works as an artist, director, publisher, and curator in Beijing. His works have been exhibited all over the world. Man’s World is his fourth full-length film. (source from: dokument-festival.com)

Schedule:

Friday,  02 December 2016 | 12.30 – 13.45 | Societet Taman Budaya Yogyakarta

Welcome

Rikun Zhu/ 63 minutes/2016/China/Documentary

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Synopsis

Tuturan memainkan peran penting dalam film dokumenter investigatif ini. Ketika layar masih hitam, kita mendengar sebuah percakapan antara petugas dan sineas yang ingin mengambil gambar tentang penyakit paru-paru di Sichuan. Rekaman suaranya membongkar strategi khas dari penyensoran, dari ramah tamah palsu hingga ancaman terbuka.

The spoken word plays the main role in this investigative documentary. While the screen remains black, we listen to a conversation between officials and filmmakers who want to shoot a film about lung disease in Sichuan. The audio record exposes the typical strategy of censorship, progressing from false affability to the point of open threats. (document-festival.com)

Director

Sutradara dan produser Zhu Rikun (1976) adalah salah satu tokoh penting dalam kancah film indie China. Film sebelumnya, seperti The Dossier (2014), fokus untuk mengkritik rezim China yang represif.

Director and producer Zhu Rikun (1976) is one of the most important figures on the Chinese independent film scene. His previous films, such as The Dossier (2014), have focused on criticizing China’s repressive regime.

Schedule:

Friday,  02 December 2016 | 14.15 – 15.30 | Societet Taman Budaya Yogyakarta