Apr 24, 2019 Last Updated 7:31 AM, Apr 18, 2019

What is contemporary Indonesian art?

What is contemporary Indonesian art?

Adrian Vickers

Indonesia’s radical artists contend with rivals reflecting ethnic, religious and economic agendas

While politics has dominated the foreground of Indonesian art, the country’s contemporary art world faces a struggle between art’s engagement with society and the forces of commercialisation.

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Preserving landscapes

Preserving landscapes

Budi Brahmantyo continues a lineage of scientific art for which West Java’s natural resources have provided the subject

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Everything is allowed

Everything is allowed

The generation of artists rising after Reformasi is failing to create meaning outside the art market

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