'Indonesian Contemporary Art is an important feature of Indonesian identity and culture. Both well known and young unknown artists and their activities in the local and national art scene form a great part of contemporary art in Indonesia.
The book focuses on the art and culture metropolis Yogyakarta where art and culture belong to everyday life. To obtain a deeper understanding about the dynamic of the current development and situation of contemporary Indonesian art, research was carried out over a year period in Yogyakarta. These research efforts culminated in the present work that will be of interest to specialists of both art and Southeast Asian cultures, as well as people interested in obtaining a better understanding of Indonesian art and culture in general.
This book takes the reader on a colourful journey full of personal stories of artists, artworks and interesting exhibitions. Through personal diary records of art events attended by the author, the reader will gain a sense of being personally present on the (art) scene in Yogyakarta. Personal accounts by Indonesian artists will make the reader feel as if they are actually meeting them.
'One Year on the Scene: Contemporary Art in Indonesia invites the reader to become part of Indonesian contemporary art for the length of the book and aims to introduce contemporary Indonesian art to the world outside Indonesia.' (Back cover of the book)

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'To Be or Not to Be' - A Question of Artistic Existence amongst Indonesian Artists
Themes in Contemporary Indonsian Art
Exhibitions and Art Events: One Year on the Scene - A Diary Record
Behind the Scene
Problems and Issues in the Yogyakarta Art Scene
Appendix - The Development of Modern Indonesian Art
One Year on the Scene: Contemporary Art in Indonesia
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One Year on the Scene: Contemporary Art in Indonesia