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  CP OPEN BIENNALE 2003 : Interpellation

Pic of CPOB 2003 The CP Open Biennale 2003 with the theme "Interpellation" was held in The National Gallery, Jakarta - September 4 through October 3. This 2003 biennale is the first cp open biennale. Supported by Bank Indonesia and UBS Swiss Financial Institution, the exhibition showcases 167 works from 128 artists, selected from over 600 applications. The works displayed represent the various media of the visual arts: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation work, objects, photography, video art, fiber art, and three-dimensional works using ceramic, wood, metal, and fiber.

The open biennale system forces the curatorial selection of the exhibition to be more open. The committee first sent out open invitations to the artists, and the artists then actively participate in sending in their creative proposals. The curators select the artists based on these proposals, keeping in mind the mind frame and the theme of the biennale.

The curatorial frame of the cp open biennale 2003 refers to the visual art. The practices of the contemporary visual art, as the logical development of the mainstream visual arts, now become dominant and are moving away from its initial spirit and theories. The awareness to replace the development of the visual arts as a part of the entire practices and theories of the visual arts becomes important for today. The theme of interpellation is chosen as a trigger to reconsider and question myriad concepts, understanding, conventions, and forms of domination. Forming its base are the belief and the critical attitude toward the various understandings that have so far been taken for granted.