Tobias Rehberger is widely regarded as one of the most influential German artists of his generation. The recipient of the Golden Lion at the 53rd Venezia Biennale, he constantly crosses borders between art, design, and architecture. Ade Darmawan is an Indonesian artist, curator as well as one of the founders and heads of ruangrupa, an art collective that, among others, puts an emphasis on working in urban spaces. Together, they exchanged ideas on public spaces as well as urban realities of Jakarta. They encouraged 10 selected artists from Germany and Indonesia to deal with the realities of a typical market place in Tebet, Jakarta, in their artworks.
The resulting works were created over the course of a few months – some of them in collaboration with local market vendors. In their artworks, the artists circled around the specifics of a market – they focused on the ritual of buying and selling, giving and taking, or security and survival.
After the official opening in November 2015, which took place on the market itself, the artworks will be displayed for an unlimited amount of time. Some will merge with their surroundings, some will disappear again, and others will be recognizable as art for a long time to come.
The participating artists were Angga Cipta, Bertrand Flanet, Edi Danartono, Hanna-Maria Hammari, Julia Zabowska in collaboration with Carlos Franke, Liesel Burisch, Maharani Mancanagara, Muhammad Fatchurofi, The Popo, and Putri Ayu Lestari.
Hendri, Vendor, Pasar Tebet Timur