The Indonesian Design + Art Foundation again hold an Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design (ICAD). This annual event will be the 9th event since ICAD was first held in 2009.
Located in grandkemang Hotel Jakarta, ICAD runs for six weeks from 18 October 2018 to 30 November 2018. ICAD 2018 is supported by the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), Artura Insanindo, and grandkemang Hotel Jakarta. Carrying the theme “KISAH” (story), ICAD 2018 presents works that are more personal, in the form of thoughts or track records of the experiences of artists and designers in their work processes. Artworks presented as a way of expressing a thought, fluctuating feeling, or emotional interaction between artists and their work.
ICAD 2018 has the opportunity to present the work of 50 creative actors, including Irawan Karseno (painter), Ruby Roesly (architect), Tatang Ramadhan (graphic designer), Joshua Simandjuntak (product designer), White Shoes and The Couples Company (musicians), Milisifilem Collective (collective artists / filmmakers), PM Toh (poet), Hikmat Darmawan (comic artist), and many more. All the artworks presented in this event are curated by Hafiz Rancajale and Harry Purwanto. In addition to the Nation’s work, this year’s ICAD also featured works by designers from Belgium, Joris Vanbriel, and Vanessa Yuan (ecoBirdy). EcoBirdy’s works always utilize recycled materials and put forward ideas to contribute to the environment and education.
ICAD 2018 will also feature contemporary performances, “The Story of Batik” by designer Amanda Hartanto who collaborated with PM Toh. In addition to displaying artwork, ICAD 2018 also presents several creative figures who will share insights in 3 separate conventions. Film workshop, presenting two film producers as speakers, Jon Kuyper (production executive of The Hunger Games) and Mira Lesmana. This workshop is in collaboration with MPA and APROFI. The arts and culture forum, in collaboration with the Indonesian Arts Coalition, will take place over 3 days, discussing national cultural strategies in the scope of architecture and urban planning, products and crafts, and visual arts. While the design convention in collaboration with the British Council, the theme of “The Story of Comics” will be raised, presenting Paul Gravett, a British writer, and Iwan Gunawan. All participants and visitors to this program can attend at no charge.