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Feminisms and Contemporary Art in Indonesia: Defining Experiences

Wulandani Dirgantoro

978 90 8964 845 7
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Publication date:
19 May 2017

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Dirgantoro presents the first comprehensive study of feminisms and contemporary art in Indonesia.

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While Indonesian contemporary art is currently on the rise on the international art scene, there hasn't yet been an in-depth study of the works of Indonesian women artists and the feminist strategies they employ within the art world. This book fills that gap, presenting the first comprehensive study of feminisms and contemporary art in Indonesia; using feminist readings to analyse the works of Indonesian women artists historically and today; illuminating the sociocultural contexts in which they have worked; and offering a nuanced understanding of local feminisms in the nation.

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Chapter 1 Introduction: Defining Experiences [-][-]Chapter 2 Firing the Cannon: Indonesian Art Canons as Myth and Masculine Ideal [-][-]Chapter 3 Haunting in the Archipelago: Emiria Sunassa and Mia Bustam[-][-]Chapter 4 Female Desire and the Monstrous-Feminine in the Works of Igak Murniasih[-][-]Chapter 5 Searching for the Feminine: Motherhood and Maternal Subjectivity[-][-]Chapter 6 Performing Feminisms: Performance Art and Politics in the Works of Kelompok Perek and Arahmaiani[-][-]Chapter 7 Conclusion[-][-]Bibliography


Wulandani Dirgantoro is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices Program at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin.




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