It is intended to add information on exhibitions, galleries and other resources to this page as it become available.

Links to articles now removed from the website

Dadang: They Give Evidence

History of Indonesian Participation in the Venice Biennale

The Indonesian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2013 

Arahmaiani: New York Exhibition 2014

Jakarta Biennale: background and report 2013 A report by Carla Bianpoen

Arahmaiani in Tibet - environmental projects undertaken by Tibetan monks with the artist

Modernities and memories - recent works from the Islamic world: a satellite exhibition held during the Venice Biennale in 1997


CHAPTERS FROM THE PhD THESIS Going Global – Indonesian Visual Art in the 1990s:

Chapter 3: Cemeti Art House

Chapter 4: Curatorial Practice and Jim Supangkat

Chapter 5: Politics and Art - The tradition of political art in Indonesia

Chapter 6: Reformasi - 1997 art and the downfall of Suharto

Chapter 7: Global Artists - Three Indonesian artists who gained global recognition in the 1990s

Chapter 8: Global - The relationship between large scale international exhibitions and emerging Indonesian art



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Information from post exhibition sources

The exhibition, Mooie Indie - Beautiful Indies, Indonesian art now, at the Samstag Museum, University of South Australia in August 2014 and curated by Matthias Arndt, is no longer available on the Samstag website, but can be found on Matthias Arndt Galleries website under 'Past Exhibitions, 2014'.  The review written by John McDonald in the Spectrum section of the Sydney Morning Herald is available here: Mooie Indie article

Matthias Arndt has held a number of exhibitions of Asian and Indonesian art in his galleries in Berlin and Singapore. The exhibition of Agus Suwage's work can also still be viewed on the Arndt Gallery website: Matthias Arndt Galleries

The edition of Art Asia Pacific Magazine, September - October 2013, has an article on FX Harsono and the cover features a performance by Harsono during Reformasi. There is also a 'profile' on performance artist, Melati Suryodarma.

The Singapore Gallery, STPI, which held an exhibition titled We Are What We Mask by Eko Nugroho, now closed, has information on Eko and other Indonesian artists on their website, under 'artists'.

 A website that is reporting current exhibitions of Indonesian art and artists can be found at   IndoArtNow

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It would have to be said that public institutions in Australia have been slow to collect the contemporary art of Indonesia, although the Queensland Art Gallery has been particularly proactive in its exhibitions of Asian art, the Asia-Pacific Triennial.

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