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Critical Recycling: Post-Consumer Waste as Medium and Meaning in Contemporary Indonesian Art

Kent, Ellen


This paper sets out to investigate how and why Indonesian contemporary artists invoke the materiality of post-consumer waste as an art medium. To do so, I look back on the history of environmental art and the found object in Indonesia, and the exhibitions and practices of artists and critics contemporary to that history. From the present day I analyse specific works by Tisna Sanjaya (b. 1958), Tita Salina (b. 1973) and I Made Bayak (b. 1980), drawing on conversations with the artists to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia
DOI: 10.1353/sen.2020.0003
Access Rights: Open Access


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