Author: Marcus van Esveld

Tromarama Takes Over Stedelijk Instagram

As part of the three-year Global Collaborations research project, this summer the Stedelijk Museum presents the first European solo exhibition by the Indonesian artist collective, Tromarama. The collective, which includes Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans and Ruddy Hatumena, experiments with digital image-making techniques and animation. On July 15th, Tromarama hacked the Stedelijk Museum’s Instagram channel for a 24-hour period and made it their own. Blikopener Marcus van Esveld followed the activities of Tromarara from the weeks before the opening of their exhibition up to the online hack.

Tromarama Instagram Animation #1

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Uncategorized July 13th, 2015

‘Cheerful, but Critical’; Blikopener Marcus meets Tromarama

The Indonesian artist collective Tromarama experiments with digital image technologies and animation. As part of the Global Collaborations project, the Stedelijk Museum presents a solo exhibition with recent animations and new works by the collective. Tromarama consists of the artists Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans Maruli and Ruddy Hatumena, and is based in Bandung, Indonesia. As part of the Blikopeners crew, I was invited to join the artists on their trip to Eindhoven and look at some art and design together with them. For the Global website, I have written my impression of this meeting, Tromarama’s exhibition and the 24-hour takeover of the Stedelijk’s social media platform, which the artists are currently preparing.

Ruddy, Febie and Herbert in front of the Van Abbemuseum

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