Contemporary art

Kita perlu bicara! Seni, pelanggaran, dan politik di Documenta 15

Kolektif-kolektif berorientasi hak asasi manusia dari Indonesia telah dituduh anti-Semitis di salah satu pameran terbesar di Eropa, Dokumenta di Kassel, German.

We need to talk! Art, offence and politics in Documenta 15

Human-rights oriented Indonesian art collectives have been accused of anti-Semitism at one of Europe's largest art exhibitions, Documenta, in Kassel, Germany.

RISE 2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic

From remote Torres Strait to mega-cities like Jakarta, enforced climate refugee status continues to increase.

Simultaneous street art campaign for cage-free farms in 7 major Indonesian cities

Success is also closely linked to the public support of consumers who care about animal welfare and demand better standards.

‘Other Possible Worlds’ Contemporary art from Thailand

Investigating urbanisation, the environment, inequality, and the political rights and duties of Thai people.

Seni Baru: new art from Bali & Bandung

Featuring art from the "other" major art centres in Indonesia, this exhibition includes the work of 6 mid-career artists.

Beyond borders at APT 10 Part 2: Textures & translations in SEA abstraction

Drawn from local contexts, these abstractions also transcend borders.

Redefining my Thai identity

It seems like being Thai means I have to overlook the barbaric killings and the state impunity as if it is a way of life.

Looking beyond borders at Asia Pacific Triennial 10 – Part 1

APT10 forces us to look past the categories of nation or ethnicity to embrace perspectives in life that are centred on multiplicity and hybridity, on community and friendship.

Senam rudat: performing arts and participation in Pasir Putih, North Lombok

Adapting traditional dance for healthy community building with local women; but are gender boundaries reinforced or deconstructed?

Living Art under attack in Timor-Leste: Arte Moris

The eviction of the young nation's only art school has shown who holds the real power in Timor-Leste.

Protest Art – AnuPyinNyar

Since the start of the coup, Ku Kue's art has featured front and centre in many protests around the country.

Storytelling, subversion and satire in Tita Salina’s 1001st Island

A utopian vision with glimpses of a dystopian future.

Art and artists in society in Indonesia: future tense

After two decades of enormous social change on global and local scales, what role will art and artists play in Indonesia’s future?

Exhibition: Fighting Fear #whatshappeninginmyanmarnow

...an outpouring of passionate anger and disappointment, and a hardening resolve not to be cowed.

Bussaraporn Thongchai’s work draws on her experiences with women victims of human trafficking

The subjects of the drawings are "always conscious of being different and an outsider, a target of racial vilification, a slave."

Contemporary art event: Indonesia calling 2020

An upcoming exhibition aims to raise awareness of the impact of COVID-19 in Indonesia and to encourage aid initiatives in any form

Five reasons why I don’t always like art galleries

A personally-confronting reflection on why, sometimes, art galleries don’t seem to work for the author.