Lecture: Working in Common


by Dr. Amanda Rath

Since the fall of Suharto’s authoritarian regime in 1998 and the resulting period of profound social change, a number of artist groups or creatives working partially in collectives have been founded in Indonesia. These groups constitute a key component of Indonesia’s cultural landscape. With their projects, they engage in a form of activism that continues to react to current social issues. The groups’ open and interdisciplinary structures allow them to operate on local and global scales.

Amanda Rath is a lecturer of Modern and Contemporary Art of Southeast Asia in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies and the Institute of Art History at Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main. An expert on Southeast Asian art, her lecture elaborated on these developments in Indonesia’s artistic landscape, which are also gaining relevance in a global context.

The lecture can be listened to on Youtube.