Contemporary Art from Indonesia

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The band Sangkakala photographed for Biennale Jogja X 2009. Photo: Dwi Oblo

Contemporary Art from Indonesia

Exhibition Guided Tour with Elly Kent

This exhibition presents 13 artists and collectives working with traditional art practices in contemporary contexts — both those with contemporary practices that draw on tradition, and those bringing traditional practices into the contemporary art world. In her talk, Elly will guide attendees through the exhibition at Delmar Gallery, discussing the artists’ relationships with traditional practices and how the works are brought into the contemporary art world.
The exhibition shows artists addressing the pressing issues of our time – gender justice, ecological threat and systematic inequality, through the lens of traditional material, storytelling skills and motif. 



Dr Elly (Ellen) Kent is a lecturer in Indonesian studies at the Australian National University. She has worked as researcher, writer, translator, artist, educator and intercultural professional in Indonesia and Australia. Elly is the author of Artists and the People: Ideologies of Indonesian Art (2022) NUS Press, and co-editor (with Virginia Hooker and Caroline Turner) of Living Art: Indonesian Artists Engage Politics, Society and History (2023). Elly’s research focuses on contemporary and historical art, design and cultural practices in Southeast Asia, and especially in Indonesia. She is interested in the intersection between social change, politics and art practice.


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 Rizka Azizah Hayati Magical Crocodile 2022 (detail), mixed media, 600 x 300 x 200 cm


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4 June
11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
$15.00 – $25.00
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Delmar Gallery
144 Victoria St
Ashfield, NSW 2130 Australia
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