About us

Gnatola ma no kpon sia, eyenabe adelan to kpo mi sena.

Hyphen started in the beginning of 2011 as a closed-door discussion group between Grace Samboh, Pitra Hutomo and Ratna Mufida. In general, the group seeks to sew bits by bits of the fragmented Indonesian art history. A number of interests throughout the discussions are rooted into one stance: (re)reading Indonesian contemporary arts practice and putting it into its own historical context.

Hyphen is now an office that does arts and cultural research and curatorial acts. For further inquiries, contact us through hyphen.rpg@gmail.com or poke@hyphen.web.id

Hyphen berawal dari serangkaian diskusi antara Grace Samboh, Pitra Hutomo, dan Ratna Mufida pada 2011. Secara garis besar, ketiganya berusaha menjahit penggalan-penggalan sejarah seni rupa Indonesia. Percakapan-percakapan awal ini ternyata berakar pada: Pembacaan ulang praktik seni rupa kontemporer Indonesia dan usaha untuk meletakkannya dalam konteks sejarahnya sendiri.

Sekarang, Hyphen adalah sebuah kantor untuk penelitian dan pengembangan seni dan budaya. Untuk keterangan lebih lanjut, sila hubungi kami melalui hyphen.rpg@gmail.com atau poke@hyphen.web.id

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Interest log

Through this website, we are developing a column based on interviews to pursue our endless curiosity in defining arts. Almost every thinker, philosopher, has their own definition of art. Art historians squeezed out artists statements upon what is art for them through archives and their works after they died. We call this column ALIVE because the artists we interview are those that work with and around us. To them, we ask this “million-dollar” questions such as: What is art? What is artwork? What is art creation? Up to their choices of medium, working method and processes of their art creation.

Melalui situs ini, kami berusaha mengembangkan sebuah kolom berbasis wawancara dalam rangka rasa penasaran kami yang tak berujung soal seni. Hampir semua pemikir, filsuf, punya definisinya sendiri tentang seni. Sejarahwan seni selalu berusaha menyarikan apa itu seni bagi para seniman yang sudah meninggal melalui karya dan penggalan pernyataan-pernyataan mereka. Kami menyebut kolom ini ALIVE karena wawancara ini kami lakukan dalam berbagai kesempatan kepada para seniman yang bekerja bersama atau di sekitar kami. Pertanyaan “satu-milyar” tentang berkesenian kami ajukan pada mereka. Mulai dari: Apa itu seni? Apa itu karya seni? Apa itu kerja seni? Sampai dengan pilihan medium, cara kerja dan proses berkarya mereka.

POLEMIC is another column in this website that tries to gather contemporary arts polemics in public spaces (be it in mass media or public discussions). In the mean time, we do not have any specific interest or concentration due to the type of the polemics that we gather. This column is open for your contribution, critics and suggestions through hyphen.rpg@gmail.com

POLEMIC adalah kolom lain di sini yang mengumpulkan sejumlah polemik seni rupa yang terjadi di ruang publik (baik media massa maupun diskusi terbuka). Sementara waktu ini, tidak ada tema atau konsentrasi khusus yang membatasi jenis polemik yang bisa diunggah ke sini. Kolom ini menerima kontribusi, kritik, dan saran Anda sekalian via surat elektronik ke alamat hyphen.rpg@gmail.com

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hyphen | ˈhīfən

noun
the sign (—) used to join words to indicate that they have a combined meaning or that they are linked in the grammar of a sentence, to indicate the division of a word at the end of a line, or to indicate a missing or implied element.

verb
another term for HYPHENATE.

ORIGIN early 17th century via late Latin from Greek huphen ‘together’, from hupo ‘under’ hen ‘one’.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary version 2.1.3 (80.4)

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The hyphen () is a punctuation mark used to join words and to separate syllables of a single word. The use of hyphens is called hyphenation. The hyphen should not be confused with dashes (), which are longer and have different uses, or with the minus sign () which is also longer.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyphen