From 03 july 2016 to 03 july 2018

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From 29 october to 29 november 2016 at 19h30
Family Values 01

“Family is home. To return home is to return to the family. Family is number one.”

The title of this exhibition, Family Values Volume 01, is inspired by a rock and hip-hop event in America: Family Values Tour. In general “Family Values” are often referred to in terms of the cultural and traditional values that are passed on from one generation to the other, linked to family structure, functions, roles, believes, attitudes and aspirations. These aspects are relative because they depend on each individual.

Why family? We have all heard someone make excuses: “Sorry I can’t make it due to family commitments” or “Sorry, I am busy with family matters”. “Family” as an excuse is a “potent weapon” to allow us to stop in the middle of something, because family is seen as the priority of our lives, although there are some people, who think that family issues are trivial and should give way to other priorities.

The choice of family as a theme is personal, because the last few years, Emonk has had several experiences, some her own and some those of close friends. She chose ViaVia because of her connection to the place. She already exhibited her work here earlier and worked here for several years as a curator. ViaVia is like family for Emonk.

This exhibition will be projected in several phases. In phase one (Family Values Volume 01).

Emonk shows various family figures in the shape of dolls. Emonk choses dolls as a medium because every time Emonk returned to her parents home in Bandung, her father would arrange dolls on her bed as if they were adik-adik (little brothers and sisters) welcoming her back. Sometime he also left little notes of welcome in their hands (which he wrote). This made her returns home very special.

The family figures she displays are those that represent Family to her: her father, mother and older siblings. (The father figure had more time with the children because the mother was more busy), friends, colleagues, and people good for a laugh that turn into friends and family.

Becoming a family does not rely on bloodline, resemblance and marriage. Environment we live in, school, workplace, pets and others can become new family, as Emonk shows in this exhibition.

Rennie ‘EmonK’ is a product of Yogyakarta and Bandung. Apart for working as an artist, she has been involved in several art projects. She is currently learning entrepreneurship and dealing with family. She has worked as a curator in ViaVia for 4 years.


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Daily specials: Always remember to check the blackboard for daily offers! We surprise you with Japanese style tuna fish, vegetarian Vietnamese noodles, lamb rack, Flemish beef stew, an Indian thali and other delicacies. Our rijsttafel (various Indonesian dishes served with rice) is for the traveler who finds it difficult to make choices.

We have an extensive breakfast menu. How about brown bread with cheese, a bowl of muesli with yogurt and fresh tropical fruits, jaffles and pancakes, antarctic eggs with hollandaise sauce or artisan breads with mixed berry compote? Also try our freshly made juices! On warm days, try our refreshing milkshakes or an ice cream.

Check out the desert of the day, which tastes delicious with a cup of freshly grained illy coffee, organic coffee from sulawesi or aromatic Javanese tea!

We always use organic rice and organic vegetables where possible. We never use Mono Sodium Glutamate! All our vegetables and fruits are washed in boiled water. Ice cubes are made from boiled water.

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ViaVia Guesthouse is founded and funded as a cooperative with local women and centrally located in Jalan Prawirotaman, one of the main tourist areas of Jogja. We have 7 charming rooms, adorned with photography from different parts of Indonesia and a lovely garden for breakfast, afternoon rest and quiet evening chats. The interior design makes use of recycled materials, we use solar power for warm water and we seperate garbage. We also offer 2 dormitories and a small swimming pool.

Facilities: Breakfast & tax included, free Internet, AC or fan, private bathrooms, swimming pool, tourist information, alternative tours and travel services, bicycle and vehicle rental.

Prices between 9 and 25 euro.

We also offer 2 houses for rent. Rumah Nangka is a simple traditional Javanese style house for 4 persons and Rumah Mangga is a modern 2 bedroom airconditioned house with all facilities.

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We hope you enjoy your stay with us!

Travel tips

ViaVia travel offers tours, courses, outdoor activities and packages all in the spirit of sustainable tourism, guided by local young people.

You want to bike, canoe or discover the city by foot, you want to learn the basics of the Indonesian language or you prefer to learn to cook an indonesian meal. It is all possible.

We also have special programs for families traveling with children.

Find more on all the tours and courses on offer here

Fair Trade shop

ViaVia Fair Trade Shop aspires to show the creative spirit of Java, while at the same time supporting local economies and the environment.

We define Fair Trade as a trading partnership based on dialogue, transparency and mutual respect, with high social and environmental standards. Our Fair Trade concept is closely linked with art and creativity, as we believe in art as a vehicle of change and development.
We work in partnerships with groups and individuals across Java who are using local, recycled and organic materials to make art work, handicrafts, health products, food spices and drinks.
Our core values: Fairness – Respect – Creativity

How to get there

From the airport: It is easy to take a taxi from the official taxi stand. Half an hour drive to ViaVia.

From the train station: About 20 minutes by bicycle rickshaw (becak), 15 min by taxi.

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