Morlam song practices still resound, even if criminalised, depoliticised and silenced.
After two decades of enormous social change on global and local scales, what role will art and artists play in Indonesia’s future?
How to track art history as the history of styles deriving from influences, and the history of modernism and its relationship to modernity? Is there art that links Southeast Asia as a region?
A platform for diverse collection of articles, videos, seminars, photo essays and reviews on art, design and architecture, and its place in society and history in Southeast Asia.
...an outpouring of passionate anger and disappointment, and a hardening resolve not to be cowed.
New Mandala and the Southeast Asia Institute at The Australian National University are pleased to present this seminar by Professor Adrian Vickers, who is a Visitor in the School of Culture History and Language.
The Substation as we know it may be history, but its significance should not be written as an obituary.
The subjects of the drawings are "always conscious of being different and an outsider, a target of racial vilification, a slave."
COVID-19 interrupted a boom for Indonesian cinema: their rate of recovery may be a bellwether for other sectors.
An upcoming exhibition aims to raise awareness of the impact of COVID-19 in Indonesia and to encourage aid initiatives in any form
The materiality of writing has major implications for the practice of history...When you look at a ‘medieval’ Javanese manuscript, it is almost always an 18th or 19th century copy of a copy of a copy ... and so on.
What makes the Philippines tick, and what's the one piece of art, object or artefact that could provide an answer?
A personally-confronting reflection on why, sometimes, art galleries don’t seem to work for the author.
A mini-review of the Art Gallery of New South Wales' recent exhibition of Philippine art.