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Socio-cirtical Perspectives in Indonesia’s “Modern New Art Movements”

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The objective of this essay is to examine the awareness of socio-political issues found in Indonesian Art and the presence of such awareness across New Art Movements continuing all the way to the present in Indonesian visuar art works. For this puprose, the essay studies the phenomenon of art work topicalizating or visualizating socio-political issues within contemporary art’s second development in today’s Indonesia. Jim Supangkat claims that the phenomenon occurs because these Indonesian artists are of the generation that went through a turbulent period time in the region. However, this attribute is not limited to the present but seen as a characteristic of Indonesia’s modernization process in general. Through the activities of PERSAGI and GSRB, important New Art Movements in the modernization of the country, this essay will tell that such attribute is a regional quality prevalent in all modern art of Indonesia.

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