ruang mes 56

alhamdulillah we made it

CURATED BY WIMO BAJANG

Located at the periphery of Southeast Asia, Indonesia has been an active transit country for refugees. Over the years, refugees from middle eastern countries were brought to refugee shelters in some cities in Java before they could finally find asylum. The Yogyakarta-based photo collective Ruang MES 56 conceived the project Alhamdulillah We Made It in collaboration with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Yogyakarta, after seeing anti-refugee posters on the walls inside some restaurants in Yogyakarta. Rather than viewing this issue from a political point of view, their work focuses on the human aspect of this phenomenon. Showing photo series, a photobook, postcard sets, videos and archives, their exhibition is also a case study on the dynamics of a photo collective.

http://mes56.com

DURATION: NOVEMBER 25, 2017 - JANUARY 3, 2018

LOCATION: JIMEI CITIZEN CENTER