Journal article

Indonesian Artivism: Layers of Performativity and Connectivity

Edwin Jurriëns

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2020


Artivism, a contraction of art and activism, has been described as the first new art form of the twenty-first century. But what is artistic, new, or twenty-first century about it? This article seeks to critically address this question by focusing on Indonesian environmental activism, particularly the pioneering socially engaged art of Moelyono (b. 1957) since the 1980s and the campaigns ‘Melawan Asap’ (Fighting the Haze) and ‘Save Rimbang Baling’ in the province of Riau, central eastern Sumatra, since 2014.

University of Melbourne Researchers