Indonesian contemporary art is leading Southeast Asia’s contemporary art market. It reflects dynamic historical, economic, and social change of modern Indonesia, which has the fourth largest population in the world. This book presents the most exciting works by seventy-five emerging Indonesian artists in the most exhaustive way and comprehensively discusses their distinguishing characteristics that differentiate them from other contemporary art in Asia and the Western world. Four pages are given to each artist to allow the audience to experience a more diverse spectrum of young artists’ works. Five essays written by global authors from Indonesia, Germany, Portugal, and New Zealand provide in-depth knowledge of Indonesian contemporary art in a diverse perspective.
A truly valuable introduction for curators, collectors, art lovers, and the general audience interested in contemporary art in Indonesia and Asia.
Serenella Ciclitira has an honors degree in art history from Trinity College, Dublin, and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband, David Ciclitira, she is the cofounder of Korean Eye and a member of its curatorial board.