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Jurnal FIB UI

Decolonizing Botanical Gardens and Knowledge of Nature in Museums and Arts

December 15, 2020

Wacana, Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia” dan “Paradigma: Jurnal Kajian Budaya” akan menyelenggarakan seminar daring dalam bahasa Indonesia: 'Decolonizing Botanical Gardens and Knowledge of Nature in Museums and ArtsDiscussing academic and artistic approaches'

Framer Framed

Book launch: Revolusi!

December 13, 2020

On December 13, Framer Framed, Read My World and Beyond Walls are organising a program around the recently published and already much discussed book REVOLUSI by David Van Reybrouck. Wim Manuhutu will talk to David Van Reybrouck, Goenawan Mohamad, Sadiah Boonstra and Amanda Pinatih. With a multimedia performance Manual for the Displaced by Robin Block and Jeremy Flohr.

Open Univesiteit

Van wie zijn de botanische tuinen?

October 8, 2020

Botanische tuinen zijn lang enkel bestudeerd vanwege hun natuurwetenschappelijke belang voor het Westen. Westerse wetenschappers en hun kennis vormden het middelpunt van deze studies. In dit webinar proberen we met een ander, en minder eurocentrisch, perspectief naar dergelijke tuinen in Indonesië, Zuid-Afrika en Suriname te kijken.

Tatler Indonesia

Tatler Indonesia: Curators in Conversation

August 20, 2020

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, three curators talk about the future of art, their daily lives and creative projects during the large-scale social distancing

Framer Framed

On the Nature of Botanical Gardens: Artist Talk

August 4, 2020

As the exhibition 'On the Nature of Botanical Gardens' nears its end, Framer Framed organised an artist talk with participating artists Arahmaiani, Lifepatch, Zico Albaiquni, and curator Sadiah Boonstra, to discuss their work and vision on topics of identity, colonial and botanical history, indigenous knowledge and the use and exploitation of nature in Indonesia. 'On the Nature of Botanical Gardens' closes its doors on 16 August 2020-- come visit during these last weeks!

The Distillery

The Distillery - Sadiah Boonstra

July 4, 2020

Dr Sadiah Boonstra is a cultural historian and curator. She currently combines her appointment as Asia Scholar at Melbourne University with being an independent curator in Jakarta, Indonesia. In her broad cultural practice, she merges academic expertise with curation, producing, and public programming. She is fascinated by the entanglement of the past and the present, especially when it concerns the legacies of history, heritage and the arts of colonial and contemporary Indonesia.

Nederland Unlocked

Exhibit 24: Ruwatan Tanah Air Beta

June 22, 2020

Zico Albaiquini's Ruwatan Tanah Air Beta was contributed by Sadiah Boonstra, curator of the exhibition On the Nature of Botanical Gardens by Framer Framed. The On the Nature of Botanical Gardens exhibition shows the work of nine Indonesian artists who take a critical look at botanical gardens, colonial power and knowledge building. They also want to show their work what the effect is on plants and nature if you approach them economically. The exhibition lasts until August 16 and you can go there for free.

Framer Framed

Interview with Sadiah Boonstra: ‘On the Nature of Botanical Gardens’

April 9, 2020

Sadiah Boonstra is the curator of the exhibition 'On the Nature of Botanical Gardens' (2020) was interviewed by Evie Evans. The exhibition features nine contemporary Indonesian artists who look critically at botanical gardens, colonial power, knowledge building and the economics of nature, its legacies and current consequences of approaching nature and plants

De Groene Amsterdammer

’s Lands Plantentuin

March 11, 2020

Een van de eerste haltes op de route van het koninklijk staatsbezoek aan Indonesië was het presidentieel paleis in Bogor, hier beter bekend als Paleis Buitenzorg, naar de naam van de plek onder Nederlands bewind. Op het landgoed bevindt zich tevens een beroemde botanische tuin, aangelegd door de Duitse botanicus Reinwardt, die voor Nederland planten en zaden uit de hele archipel verzamelde, met als doel de teelt. ’s Lands Plantentuin heet nu Kebun Raya Bogor.


On the Nature of Botanical Gardens bij Framer Framed

March 9, 2020

Het hervinden én zich verbinden met kennis van de natuur zoals die vóór de Nederlandse overheersing van Indonesië bestond: dat is een van de doelstellingen van de tentoonstelling On the Nature of Botanical Gardens in Framer Framed. Over de dekolonisatie van de tuin.

Framer Framed

Report: On the Future of Botanical Gardens

March 1, 2020

The exhibition On the Nature of Botanical Gardens: Contemporary Indonesian Perspectives was borne out of in-house research as critical perspectives of plants, the exploitation of nature, and botanical indigenous knowledge. Themes that have cropped up in previous Framer Framed exhibitions.

Art and Market

Review ‘On the Nature of Botanical Gardens’ by Ian Tee

February 20, 2020

Botanical gardens are enjoyed today as places of leisure, where one is able to view a vast variety of plants and flowers from around the world. Yet, these sites are also tools of empire intrinsically tied to colonial practices of collecting and displaying "ethnographic" objects.

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