Cemeti Gallery, later Art House, operated as an alternative space and, rather than be governed by sales, they focused on exhibiting …
All of my work is related to my country, the hard situation of people here which I want to comment on in ways that are sometimes negative... but I feel strongly connected to this place where I was born. - Arahmaiani
The text and resources on this website are based on ten years of research for a PhD thesis and I wanted those involved or interested in Indonesian art to be able to access this material as otherwise information was limited.
Modern and Contemporary are complex terms and have different meanings in the context of Indonesian art of the last century. There are important distinctions between the terms: modern, modernization and Modernism.
After a career teaching the history and theory of art to art students, interest in non Euro – American art in international exhibitions prompted me to research Southeast Asian and then Indonesian art.
My articles published in the course of my research and some other essays have been made available.