Foam welcomes photography collective Ruang Mes 56 from Indonesia for a collaborative presentation of Indonesian talent

For the exhibition Foam X Ruang Mes 56 two young artists, Yudha Kusuma Putera (Ngadirejo, 1987) and Andri William (Jakarta, 1986), who both studied photography at the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) in Yogyakarta, were chosen to present their work. Both artists focus on collaboration and on engagement with others. 

The starting point for the exhibition is the Indonesian tradition of gotong royong. In Indonesian society, the communal spirit is a quintessential aspect of culture. It can be understood on many different levels, including ways of working together, and ways of resolving matters collectively through reciprocal help, with the active participation of members of the community. The photography collective Ruang Mes 56 uses the practice of gotong royong to fulfil everyday needs, creating programmes to sustain the collective independently for more than fifteen years now. 

Photos : Wimo