Host: Visiting Academic, Dr Edwin Jurriens for research residency at MADA Fine Art

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsCollaboration on community projects


As part of his residency with the School of Fine Art at Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) at Monash University, Dr Jurriens reflected on his research findings in the form of a multimedia work of text, photo and video, which is the second in an irregular series of ‘Alter-Academia’ projects. He also presented a work-in-progress talk entitled "Artivism, $ponsorship and Alter-Academia", focusing on "the agents, works and impact of Indonesian artivism that go back before the age of the Internet and digital networking ... the complex entanglements with politics and business that have shaped and to some extent undermined forms of Indonesian artivism …[and] a comparison of the role of artivism in Indonesian and Australian academia."

Dr Edwin Jurriëns is Senior Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the Asia Institute of the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne. His research, teaching and engagement interests are in contemporary art, media, culture, language and society in Asia, particularly Indonesia. His recent publications include the monograph Visual media in Indonesia: video vanguard (Routledge, 2017) and the edited volume Digital Indonesia: connectivity and divergence (ISEAS, 2017). He is also co-editor of the Asian Visual Cultures book series of Amsterdam University Press.
PeriodOct 2018Nov 2018
Event titleArtivism, $ponsorship and Alter-Academia
Event typeOther
LocationMelbourne, Australia