OTHER TAASA EVENTS – TAASA Review December 2022


This article was originally found in the December 2022 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 31, Issue 4, Page 25).

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Elly outlined participatory and socially engaged art practices in Indonesia, explaining issues of ethics and aesthetics in the ideologies of art by the Independence generation.

She also delivered a fascinating case study of Dr Tisna Sanjaya, one of Indonesia’s leading contemporary artists whose art has been seen in Australia in the 1999 APT and in the 2019 NGA exhibition Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia.

Elly discussed in depth a work in which Tisna drew on the traditional Sundanese trance dance, reak, demonstrating the way a contemporary Indonesian artist draws on folk tradition and modern life to connect to the public...