YES NO KLUB UTILISES MULTIPLE VENUES AND FORMATS TO FACILITATE LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS WITH TOURING AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST ASIA AND BEYOND
Established in 2010 as a monthly experimental whatever event at Jogja National Museum in Yogyakarta, Indonesia by Wok the Rock (Yes No Wave, Mes 56) & Timothy O’Donoghue (Oxen Free, Bus), Yes No Klub (YNK) now cosnsists of a core group of contributors responsible for operations as required.
YNK is an official host organisation for AsiaLink (Australia) in Indonesia and co-managed a project with the German cultural centre Goethe-Institute, Germany’s CTM Festival for Adventurous Music and Art, Singapore’s Playfreely / Blackkaji and Manila’s WSK Festival entitled Nusasonic.
Through the Nusasonic project YNK organised a five day, multiple venue festival in Yogyakarta with participants from throughout Southeast Asia and Europe in 2018, a two month Nusasonic residency for Nadah El Shazly (Cairo) and Jessica Ekomane (Berlin) in 2019 and participated in Nusasonic events throughout Southeast Asia and Europe.
In 2020 YNK furthered its international network through a collaboration with HuruHara for the inclusion of four Indonesian artists in the AsiaTopa Festival in Melbourne, Australia.
During Covid YNK shifted its focus to the curation of content for external events, most notably ArtJog, the facilitation of a stage at Pestapora with artists from throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines and virtual participation in MUTEK Montréal.
2023 sees YNK return to regular programming with monthly electronic event Yes No Disko, continued curation for both ArtJog and Pestapora and a number of Yes No Klub gigs.