Art across the Archipelago: Indian Ocean Exchanges

Art Across the Archipelago aims to produce a new understanding of cultural alliances across the Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions with programs specifically focused to facilitate collaboration between institutions and individuals across Australia, Indonesia and India. This program aims to produce a new understanding of cultural alliances across the Asia Pacific region through an interdisciplinary network of applied researchers.

Emerging in dialogue with the artistic movements of post-conceptualism and the ‘educational turn’ in art in the 2000s, artistic research has both contributed to and challenged the contemporary role of university research, prompting a rethinking of engagement through artists’ fundamental engagement with public feeling. However, the bulk of this discourse has thus far been centred in Northwestern Europe and the English speaking colonies. In the Biennale era, artistic attention has shifted focus outside of the former west to non-European nations, and also to indigenous artists working against the colonial paradigm—communities of practice that have markedly different cultural dynamics from those of Euro-America.

Program Coordinators: Dr Danny Butt, Associate Professor Kate Daw, Enterprise Professor Natalie King, Dr David Sequeira

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