If all of the moons aligned

From Bandung to Berlin: If all of the moons aligned builds on the vocabularies of “political astronomy” by means of dis/connecting transnational narratives according to critical and geopolitical amplitudes during the Cold War. While revolving in the gravity of a multi­center world, FROM BANDUNG TO BERLIN: If all of the moons alignedpins down incongruent points of these alignments, complicating desires for solidarity and cohesion through artistic forms, processes and contemporary thought practices.

At SAVVY Contemporary, the constraints of prevailing historiography and the impulses of democratism of the future are accessed through the curatorial period of From Bandung to Berlin (FBB). With collaborating agents, artworks, archives, lectures, reading groups, the bare gallery space accumulates sweats and breaths as bodies and objects struggle and recover from a place of weakness and fear. Each contribution presents as a ghostly figure and their task is to exorcise the unrepresentable narratives in history and engage with the ghostly through the spectral transformation of different objects, bodies and spatiality. 

The enlistment of these knowledge­-based aesthetic interventions is foreclosed in the course of From Bandung to Berlin: If all of the moons aligned in order to suspend timelines and alternatively procure waves of showing and discursification. From a place of toning, shaping, and even detoxification to the mesopolitics of protection and defences­­, From Bandung to Berlin: If all of the moons aligned lays over a political astronomy approximating the fictitious and factitious times and places of 1955 Bandung, 1989 Berlin, and our contemporary moment.

The exhibition is closely linked to a platform for knowledge accumulation represented by the accompanying programme (see above.)

From Bandung to Berlin is an open and shared immaterial platform of collaboration that revolves around the interval of historical space and time between the first Asian ­African Conference in Bandung 1955 and the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. The first iteration of FBB is titled From Bandung to Berlin: A Social Fiction and was materialized as an interactive website ( and was re­-lived as a new multivariable installation titled From Bandung to Berlin: The Guest and The Ghost, at Guangdong Times Museum, an expansion of its first socialization in an exhibition format at South by Southeast co­-curated by Patrick D. Flores and Anca Verona Mihulet for Osage Art Foundation in Hong Kong.

Since its launch in 2014, From Bandung to Berlin has expounded and worked around the contributions of Adjani Arumpac, Amanda Lee Koe, Brigitta Isabella, Chang Yuchen, Muhammad Al-Fayyadl, Renan G. Laru-an, and Tan Zi Hao.