Feminisms and Contemporary Art in Indonesia
Feminisms and Contemporary Art in Indonesia
Defining Experiences
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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

Feminisms and Contemporary Art in Indonesia

Defining Experiences

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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Wulandani Dirgantoro

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