The Object: Painting in the Art and Australia landscape

| Chloe Ho

The Object: Painting in the Art and Australia landscape

The Object: Painting In The Art And Australia Landscape | Chloe Ho

The Object: Painting in the Art and Australia landscape is an attempt to recuperate the historical idea of lukisan, an Indonesian word often translated as ‘painting’. In this research Indonesian artist Zico Albaiquni who recently arrived in Naarm from Bandung, Indonesia, traces an artistic genealogy from Indonesian seni lukis to Sundanese lukisan and Kawi anglukis. Following the writings of respected art historian and critic Sanento Yuliman (d. 1992), Zico proposes, through text and action, that lukisan does not refer to the painting object but the praxis around it. Furthermore, lukisan as praxis could be a postcolonial gesture that spiritually cleansed (ruatan) vestiges of colonial violence.  

Seni lukis dan painting Sanento Yuliman
The Lukis Tradition in Indonesia: Lukis in the Sense of What It Used to Be
Apakah Seni Rupa Kontemporer Indonesia dalam Bahaya atau Membuat Perubahan?
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