Posted in: Arts

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and creative workers

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How have Yogyakarta’s young artists managed during the pandemic? How are they making ends meet while still channelling their creative passions? Dr Charlotte Setijadi discusses these issues and more with Dr Oki Radianto Sutopo in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: Indonesian cinema's new wave

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What factors are behind Indonesian film's recent successes on the international stage? Is international success being translated into audiences for these films at home? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Yulia Evina Bhara about these issues and more in Talking Indonesia.

Mural controversies expose the poor health of Indonesian democracy

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The repressive police response to three murals criticising the government's management of the Covid-19 pandemic is just another sign of the rapidly declining health of Indonesian democracy.

What happened to social context in Indonesian films?

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Too many Indonesian films with Islamic themes present moral issues in a simplistic, black and white way that ignores the complexity of contemporary Indonesian society.

Tilik and the gender order crisis

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The public debate prompted by the film Tilik is reflective of a broader ideological contestation around gender relations in post-authoritarian Indonesia, writes Dr Evi Eliyanah.

A long and winding road: fighting stereotypes and information disorder in Tilik

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Dr Novi Kurnia reviews the polarising short film Tilik, which has been hugely popular since being uploaded to YouTube last month.

Talking Indonesia: Chinese Indonesian performing arts

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What does the history of Chinese Indonesian performing arts say about ethnic Chinese strategies for self-representation over time? Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to Dr Josh Stenberg about this question and more in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Best of 2019: Talking Indonesia

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2019 was a big year for Talking Indonesia. Here we present the 10 episodes that were most popular with podcast subscribers over the past year.

The vexed future of Indonesian art

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More than 20 years have passed since Soeharto left power, and many aspects of “Indonesian art” have changed, but as Alison Carroll writes, global curators' ideas about what constitutes Indonesian art remain largely the same.

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