• Documenta Fifteen: Majalah Lumbung

    Documenta Fifteen: Majalah Lumbung

    As part of Documenta 15, the Indonesian collective ruangrupa published two issues of a magazine ("Majalah") in Indonesia exploring the exhibition's pivotal concept--working collectively. "Lumbung," which translates literally as rice barn, refers to a collectively governed building where a community's harvest is gathered, stored and distributed according to jointly determined criteria as a pooled resource for the future; but the term is also understood in a broader sense as a way of working and living together. The two issues of ruangrupa's magazine--Harvesting and Sharing--are combined here in one volume and explore the implications of sharing resources for collective well-being. Featuring short stories and features by leading journalists, researchers and writers from Indonesia, Majalah Lumbung touches on themes such as cosmology, food and architecture, providing a contextualizing foundation for Documenta 15.