One East Asia Gallery
15 Scotts Road - #05-08/09 - Thong Teck Building - Singapore 228218
Phone: +65 6737 1819

02/04/2015 - 19:00hs
2hs. Talk session
(including a 20 coffee break)

SGD 40.00 (including GST)
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Talk - Indonesian Contemporary Art

Arguing that Indonesian art cannot be divorced from political engagement, Art Historian Paul Khoo will trace the political and aesthetic influences on the Indonesian contemporary elite, including FX Harsono, Heri Dono, Sri Astari Rasjid and Eko Nugroho among others.

The influence of the seventies New Art Movement which sought to collapse the boundaries between the 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 nineties.

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.