Reading Room #28: Gudskul

After a research visit to documenta fifteen, and Learning from lumbung, a Public Forum on documenta fifteen, Jubilee proposes a reading room around Gudskul

25 May 2023, 16-18h
Meyboom artist-run-spaces, Brussels

Gudskul is an educational knowledge-sharing platform formed in 2018 by three Jakarta-based collectives ruangrupa, Serrum, and Grafis Huru Hara. Gudskul sincerely believes in sharing and working together as two vital elements in developing Indonesian contemporary art and culture. Their intent is to disseminate initiative spirit through artistic and cultural endeavors in a society committed to collectivism, and to promote initiators who make local needs their highest priority, while at the same time contributing to and holding crucial roles internationally. Gudskul is building an ecosystem in which many participants are co-operating, including artists, curators, art writers, managers, researchers, musicians, filmmakers, architects, cooks, designers, fashionistas, and street artists.

The Gudskul members focus on different (artistic) practices and media, such as installation, video, sound, performance, media art, citizen participation, graphic arts, design, and pedagogy, etc. This multiplicity contributes to diversifying the issues and actors involved in every collaborative project that happens within a social, political, cultural, economical, environmental, and pedagogical context. Gudskul is open to anyone who is interested in co-learning, developing collective-based artistic practices, and art-making with a focus on collaboration.

Gudskul developed a paid program as a form of support for a knowledge distribution model. This model is one of the strategies implemented to create an independent sustainability system. This paid system allows each participant involved in Gudskul to support one another and is available in several financing options, with a donation and self-help system.

The text(s) we will read will be anounced before the Reading Room. It will be a text in English. Copies will be provided. If you would like to read the text in advance, feel free to send us an email:


Gudskul, Exterior view, Jakarta, 2020, Photo: Gudskul 
Emptor logo, 2022
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