1 August – 30 September 2016
Antariksa (Indonesia) is a researcher and co-founding member of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has conducted research about Indonesian art, culture and history and is author of Tuan Tanah Kawin Muda: Hubungan Seni Rupa-LEKRA 1950–1965 (The Linkage Between the Arts and the Institute of People’s Culture in Indonesia 1950–1965) (2005). He is currently working on his new book, Art Collectivism in Japanese-Occupied Indonesia.
Antariksa’s research interests lie in the complexities of the Indonesian art environment. In particular, art collectivism during Japanese occupation (1942–1945) and its impacts and influences on Indonesian art history. While in Residence, he will investigate art collectivism in Singapore during Japanese occupation, and collaboration and camaraderie between Chinese-Indonesian and Nanyang style artists in Singapore.