Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Reviews

Review: Landscape of the soul

An exhibition of wall-hangings and mixed-media depicts the experiences of European Dutch and Eurasian people in Indonesia during the Japanese Occupation, the Revolution and after

Review: Short Film 'KTP'

A census worker’s village visit reveals the absurdities of identity card data

Review: The killing season

More than 50 years on, mis-truths about the 1965-66 killings and what motivated them prevail in Indonesia. Geoffrey Robinson's and other books and films on the issue, based on archival research and analysis, continue to be of utmost importance to counter this movement against the truth.

Remembering the gang rapes of May 1998

The stories of Seno Gumira Ajidarma have helped to counter the denial of a national trauma

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

Essay: Masked but not hidden

A small museum in Java is preserving a storytelling tradition, and the thoughts and feelings behind it

Review: The ideology of the family state

David Reeve reviews David Bourchier’s important contribution to understandings of political thinking in Indonesia

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA (Part 2)

Reflections on contemporary Indonesia and Australia-Indonesia relations at the AsiaTOPA festival

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA 2017 (Part 1)

Indonesian performances at the AsiaTOPA festival opened up ‘creative conversations’ between Australians and Indonesians

Review: Four perspectives on Hanung Bramantyo’s Kartini

Reviewing the history behind and themes in Hanung Bramantyo's Kartini

Reviews: Writing Australia and Indonesia

Reviews: ‘Linking People’ and ‘Troppo’

Review: Beyond decent work

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international political economy theory 

Review: Hope and despair in Aceh

Contemporary Indonesian painter Mahdi Abdullah exhibits Acehnese culture in Melbourne 

Review: Martial arts meet musical performance

The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and Its Music reveals the multitude of martial arts practices and celebrations

Review: Footsteps of Indonesians in Victoria

Celebrating fifty years of the Indonesian Community Association of Victoria (IKAWIRIA)

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