Interior view of iCAN’s office in Yogyakarta, 2011. Courtesy iCAN
Indonesia Contemporary Art Network (iCAN) promotes multidisciplinary dialogues between the visual arts and other divisions of the arts and sciences through art projects, research, and education.
Our ongoing programs include: (1) Wips! (Work in Progress): A monthly forum for an artist, curator, manager, writer, or researcher to share his or her experience and problems encountered while finishing a project; (2) Book publishing: We’ve published books and essay compilations; (3) Field trip project in Indonesia, in collaboration with Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Singapore: Once a year, we help students to gain information and knowledge—through visits to art centers, museums, exhibitions, and artists in Yogyakarta, Magelang (Center of Java), Jakarta, and Bandung (West of Java)—as part of “Travel Programmes: Focus on Asia”; (4) Research of visual art exhibitions at galleries or art spaces in Indonesia that have taken place since 2010, as well as future exhibitions.
We also work with institutions, art spaces, and people who share our vision (e.g., artists, writers, researchers) to organize and realize their projects.