Contemporary Research Relationships

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SESSION 2: CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH RELATIONSHIPS
Establishing a culture of creative collaboration
FORMAT OF THE SESSION
• Introduction by Dr Michelle Antoinette (ANU)
• 2 x 2 parallel 20-Minute Workshops
• Workshop A: Academics (Michelle Antoinette, Elly Kent, Wulan
Dirgantoro)
• Workshop B: Artists and art conservator (Ria Soemardjo, Tintin
Wulia, Selina Halim)
• After the first round of workshops, there will be an opportunity to
switch groups
THEMES
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First round of workshops:
• Personal experiences
• How to equip oneself with the necessary cultural understanding?
• Local counterparts and research collaborations
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Second round of workshops:
• Problems and ideas
• Local infrastructure for the study of art and culture
• Tools to establish and maintain networks, meet new collaborators, make
collaboration work and grow
• Use of on-line archives, social media, face-to-face contacts
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Advice from art practitioners about how to engage the general public in
Australia and Indonesia
1. SHARING EXPERIENCES
• How did you equip yourself with the necessary cultural
understanding?
• Who are your main counterparts in Indonesia or the region?
• Are they involved in the teaching of art and culture?
• Are they involved in research on art and culture?
• Have they received research and teaching training from abroad?
• Have you worked with them in joint research projects?
• Have you worked with them in joint research seminars?
• Have you worked with them in joint publications?
2. PROBLEMS AND IDEAS
How can networks be established, maintained and made to grow?
Do your counterparts have access to libraries or archives?
Do they have their own websites and online archives?
What are their sources and networks of support?
What have been the main obstacles to their activities?
How could Australian universities, academics, artists, journalists,
governments and businesses provide further support?
• What can researchers learn from art practitioners to engage the
general public in their work?
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STATE OF THE ART
• The study of art and culture in Indonesia relies heavily on the
initiatives of NGOs, art collectives and media organisations with an
interest in the politics of art, culture and everyday life
• Local and international researchers have observed a lack of
intellectual depth in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and the
almost complete absence of the teaching and research of art history
and Cultural Studies at Indonesian universities
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Juliastuti, Nuraini and Antariksa, 2002, ‘Sejarah Cultural Studies di Indonesia’,
http://teguhimanprasetya.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/sejarah-cultural-studies-di-indonesia/
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Heryanto, Ariel, 2005, ‘Cultural Studies’ significant others: the case of Indonesia’, Antropologi
Indonesia 29 (1): 1–15.
DEMAND
• Knowledge of culture and art
is essential to the social,
political and economic
objectives of regional
autonomy/decentralisation
(one of the pillars of
Indonesian democracy) and
the creative industries (one of
the pillars of Indonesia’s
economic growth)
AVAILABLE RESOURCES
• Cultural Studies scholars and departments (UI, Gadjah Mada, Sanata
Dharma, Universitas Udayana
• Independent research and documentation centres
• KUNCI Cultural Studies Center (Yogyakarta), Indonesian Visual
Art Archive (Yogyakarta), Kompas, Tempo, Journal Kajian Budaya
• Art spaces, communities and festivals
• ruangrupa/Ok.Video festival (Jakarta), Common Room/NuSubstance festival (Bandung), The House of Natural
Fiber/Yogyakarta International Videowork Festival (Yogyakarta)
HONFAB LAB, YOGYAKARTA: COMBINING ART,
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
THE HOUSE OF NATURAL FIBER:
WINNER OF TRANSMEDIALE.11, BERLIN
RIA SOEMARDJO
• Vocalist, musician, composer
• Born in Melbourne of
Australian/Indonesian descent
• Song writing and collaborative
projects inspired by Javanese
musical tradition
• The only Australian female
exponent of the Javanese
classical vocal style
• Trained in Central Java
• Performances with gamelan
groups around Australia
TINTIN WULIA (MELBOURNE)
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Installations, murals, interactive /
participatory performances and video
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Reflections on the theme of ‘borders’
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Her work is part of public and private
collections in Asia, Australia and Europe.
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Participant in major international exhibitions,
including the upcoming Asia Pacific Triennial
of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
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Australian Postgraduate Award for practicebased research PhD in art at RMIT
University
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Represented by Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
INSTALLATION DETAIL FROM ‘INVASION’ (TINTIN
WULIA, 2008)
WULAN DIRGANTORO (UNIVERSITY OF
TASMANIA)
• PhD thesis on the artist’s body in
Indonesian contemporary art
• Research interests: Southeast Asian
contemporary art, contemporary craft,
cross-cultural collaborations, museum
studies, popular culture and gender studies
• Co-author of Indonesian women artists: the
journey continues (YSRI, 2007)
• Curator of ‘Intimate Distance: Tracing
Feminism in Indonesian Contemporary Art’,
National Gallery of Indonesia (Jakarta,
2007)
SELINA HALIM (ART CLINIC)
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BA Fine Arts (Painting, Victorian College of Arts), MA
Cultural Materials Conservation (Painting, the University
of Melbourne)
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Founder of the private conservation practice Art Clinic,
Jakarta
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Museum-standard conservation services and
consultancy to private collectors and museums
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Previously affiliated to the National Gallery of Australia
(Brisbane), Museum Victoria (Melbourne), the Heritage
Conservation (Singapore)
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Articles on conservation in the Indonesian magazine
Visual Arts
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Presenter and committee member of the Asia Pacific
Twentieth Century Art Research Network (APTCCARN)
ART CLINIC, JAKARTA
ELLY KENT (ANU)
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PhD candidate, School of Art, ANU
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Research on the proliferation of participatory practices
amongst contemporary artists in Indonesia
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Lived in West Timor on an AusAid project and worked as
a translator and researcher for a variety of arts
organisations and institutions in Australia and Indonesia
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Assistant curator of ‘Beyond the Self – Contemporary
Portraiture From Asia’, National Portrait Gallery
(Canberra)
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Asialink residency at the Indonesian Visual Art Archive
(IVAA) in Yogyakarta (2010)
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In 2013, she will begin field research in affiliation with
the Institut Teknologi Bandung’s Product, Culture and
Environmental Research Centre
DR MICHELLE ANTOINETTE (ANU)
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ARC Postdoctoral Fellow , School of
Cultural Inquiry, Research School of
Humanities and the Arts
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ARC research project on the rise of
new cultural networks and
networking strategies in Asia
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Contemporary art and art museums
as key indicators of cultural change
within Asia's proliferating cultural
economies
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Forthcoming book (Rodopi) explores
the emergence and representation
of contemporary Southeast Asian art
on the international stage since the
1990s

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