Arguing that Indonesian art cannot be divorced from political engagement, art historian Paul Khoo will trace the political and aesthetic influences on Indonesian contemporary artists, including FX Harsono, Heri Dono, Sri Astari Rasjid and Eko Nugroho among others.
The influence of the 70s’ New Art Movement, which sought to collapse the boundaries between fine arts and life, will be examined to further explain their aesthetic and political philosophy that climaxed in the intense art activism against the Suharto New Order regime in the late 90s.
What is the fate of a previously political art in this new era of art markets?
This talk will also paint a picture of a complex ecosystem of galleries, NGOs, educational institutions, and the state which generates this amazing art.
Venue: One East Asia Artspace, 15 Scotts Road – #05-08/09 – Thong Teck Building – Singapore 228218
When: 2 Apr 2015, 7pm
By: Corcovado Arts