Journal article

Art is capital: Between cultural memory and the creative industry

Edwin Jurriëns

Art and the Public Sphere | Intellect | Published : 2018


This article focuses on jeprut, a form of performance art from West Java, Indonesia, which addresses the interconnections and tensions between natural, sociocultural and political environments. The article explains how jeprut underlies the artistic ideas, media and practices of Bandung-based artist Tisna Sanjaya (b.1958), who was one of the pioneers of the genre in the mid-1980s. With his jeprut-inspired printmaking, painting, installation art, performance art, television drama and cultural centre, Sanjaya has addressed the interrelations between the destruction of the natural environment, cultural heritage, political authoritarianism and religious fundamentalism, among others. The author ar..

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