Unity/Diversity: Indonesian Modern and Contemporary Art
Indonesia has been one of the key players in Southeast Asia's art scene since the mid-2000s. Well-known artists such Heri Dono, Entang Wiharso and Christine Ay Tjoe presented the complexities of Indonesia's sociocultural environment with humour and pathos in their works.
This talk provides an overview of the development of Indonesian fine art from the early 1940s to present. The talk will look at how issues like nationalism, modernity and globalization have contributed and shaped the creative processes of many Indonesian artists.
About Dr. Wulan Dirgantoro
Dr. Wulan Dirgantoro is a Lecturer of Art History & Theory at LASALLE College of the Arts. She received her PhD from the University of Tasmania, Australia and she holds a Master of Art Curatorship degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Dirgantoro has worked in universities and cultural institutions in both Australia and Indonesia.
She is the co-author of The Curtain Opens: Indonesian Women Artists, published in 2007. She has also contributed to various publications such as Art Monthly Australia and Inside Indonesia. Her research interests focus on gender theories, feminisms, memory and their effect on in modern and contemporary Indonesian art.