Journal article

Gendering the Environmental Artivism: Ekofeminisme and Unjuk Rasa of Arahmaiani’s Art

Edwin Jurriëns

Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia | Project Muse | Published : 2020


This article focuses on Indonesian contemporary art with an activist agenda, meant to create awareness about environmental issues and mobilise a critical or problem-solving response. I examine the work of Arahmaiani, which stands out for providing a gendered perspective on the socio-political dimensions of environmental problems and solutions. In examining Arahmaiani’s oeuvre, I use the concepts of unjuk rasa and ekofeminisme, which are derived from Indonesian academic and artistic debates around environmental art and activism. This approach extends the interconnections between creativity, gender and environmental activism beyond the field of contemporary art to include traditional and popul..

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