The Untold Stories of Archipelago (2017)

Videos (15 min); drawings; objects | Bozar, Bruxelles, Belgium

Timoteus Anggawan Kusno works in the space between art, ethnography and museology to unravel the hidden narratives that support the colonial matrix of power. By creating speculative scenarios using established institutional forms, he is able to reveal and interfere in the process of knowledge production. In this new installation for Power and Other Things, he turns to the traditions of a lost ceremony…

Tropika Selekta (2017)

Tony Albert & Timoteus Anggawan Kusno / Sullivan And Strumpf, Singapore

Where does an artist place himself as a person involved in the rewriting of history? That is the very question which Timoteus Anggawan Kusno (Anggawan) has been grappling with for the past four years, particularly with the project of Centre for Tanah Runcuk Studies, a fictional study centre engineered and developed with a number of researchers, historians, and ethnographers. As an artist, Anggawan’s struggle departs from what I can say about history.

Memoir of Tanah Runcuk (2014)

Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

How to put Tanah Runcuk as a “shadow” territory in the period of East Indies colonization is at first a complex problem formulation for today’s contextualization. Colonialism has been considered as a dark period and traumatic experience for the postcolonial countries, which today they have their independence and are considered to be equal.