The 13th edition of Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design exhibition is running from 13 October until 26 November 2023 in the usual venue, Grand Kemang hotel, Jakarta. The theme is “Feel Good Lab” or “FGL”, which refers to a contemplation and celebration of the transformative power of emotions in creative exploration.
FGL as a curatorial manifesto focuses on the positive emotions of experimenting, playing, and tinkering; actions that may derive from curiosities, desires, or needs. Curated by Amanda Ariawan and Prananda L. Malasan, ICAD 13 features the works of 54 multidisciplinary creative actors, collectives, and communities working in art, design, music, culture, and new materials. They believe in our agency to create a condition in which we feel aligned with our everyday practice, recognising our rights to achieve a sense of emotional well-being in today’s world. “The exhibition is therefore treated as an experimental laboratory to attain or express critical thoughts surrounding this state; a space in which artists, designers, and the public may explore, activate, and rework their feelings,” said Amanda Ariawan as the lead curator.
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The displayed artworks range from installation to performance works. They offer intense explorations that connect one aspect with another such as but not limited to the themes of womanhood and care, humour, feel-good, and the contrasting emotions that exist alongside them. Some of the artworks are created for this exhibition and some are re-exhibited old works. The number of submissions this year has doubled compared to last year and came from 18 cities and 7 countries.
Other than displayed creative works, ICAD 13 also holds interactive activities such as workshops and tours, performances, talks sessions, fashion show and more. Most of the program activations are located at the main venue, some are held in partner venues and public spaces in the Kemang district.