Khairani Barokka, Annah: Nomenclature

In Formation III, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 17 Aug 2018 – 16 Sep 2018

Khairani Barokka, Annah: Nomenclature

Relating to considerations of collective care and intersections of psychic and social life, Indonesian artist, writer and poet Khairani Barokka developed a new installation for the ICA. The varied, remarkable histories of Annah, the subject of Paul Gauguin’s Annah the Javanese (c. 1893–4) are full of inconsistencies and assumptions about race, sexuality, disability, age, consent and ownership of this young woman’s life and stories. Barokka asks a number of questions with this work: who was Annah; what did she want; and how is her life intertwined with white supremacy and global patriarchal systems as part of the art market and the lives of millions of women today?

Press:

‘Seniman Indonesia tampilkan Annah, “anak Jawa korban pelukis Gauguin”, di London’, BBC Indonesia, 20 Sept 2018.

Piers Masterson, ‘Recap of Khairani Barokka’s Annah: Nomenclature’, ArtAsiaPacific, 6 Sept 2018.

Zarina Muhammad, ‘Annah: Nomenclature’, The White Pube, 26 Aug 2018.

Documentation:

Performance and Public Discussion with Aditi Jaganathan

About

Astrid Korporaal is a curator and researcher based between London, Amsterdam and the United States.

She is currently the Research and Symposium curator for the Frames of Representation Festival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

Astrid is completing an AHRC-funded PhD at Kingston University, in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, researching experimental collaborative practices in contemporary moving image production and presentation. She also holds an M.A. in Global Arts from Goldsmiths University in the United Kingdom and a B.A. in Arts, Culture and Media from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Previously she was Curator of Education Partnerships at the ICA, Co-Founder and Director of Almanac Projects in London and Turin, and Assistant Curator of nomadic curatorial collective FormContent, among other roles.

Astrid also works as an educator and lecturer, currently at the Sandberg Instituut and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, for the Decolonial Futures programme.

She has written articles for publications such as Art Monthly, Arte e Critica, Rekto Verso and Kaleidoscope. 

Astrid Korporaal is a curator and researcher based between London, Amsterdam and the United States.

She is currently the Research and Symposium curator for the Frames of Representation Festival at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.

Astrid is completing an AHRC-funded PhD at Kingston University, in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, researching experimental collaborative practices in contemporary moving image production and presentation. She also holds an M.A. in Global Arts from Goldsmiths University in the United Kingdom and a B.A. in Arts, Culture and Media from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Previously she was Curator of Education Partnerships at the ICA, Co-Founder and Director of Almanac Projects in London and Turin, and Assistant Curator of nomadic curatorial collective FormContent, among other roles.

Astrid also works as an educator and lecturer, currently at the Sandberg Instituut and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, for the Decolonial Futures programme.

She has written articles for publications such as Art Monthly, Arte e Critica, Rekto Verso and Kaleidoscope.