Theory — 30 Jun 2018
- € 50 (incl. museum entrance, lunch and a course reader)
- Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Studio A
- 30 Jun 2018, 11 am until 4 pm
- Main language
This summer school aims to provide some deeper context to our knowledge and understanding of Indonesian art, by introducing a reader, set of presentations and discussions on the theme of “Culture, History and Historiography in Indonesian Art”. We look forward to welcoming you and invite you to join our search for a deeper understanding of Indonesian art.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS/COURSE LEADERS
Aminudin TH Siregar is a Lecturer in Indonesian Art History and Art Critic at the Faculty of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia. Siregar completed his BA in Graphic Art and his MA with a thesis entitled Discursive Analysis of Modern Indonesian Art (2006) at ITB. Since 1999 he works as a curator and critic. His first book Blup Art!, published in 1999, was followed by New Art- After Non-Representational Painting in Bandung (2004) and Sang Ahli Gambar: Sketsa, Gambar & Pemikiran S. Sudjojono (2010). He edited Modern Oblique: Mysticism, Shamanism in Indonesian Contemporary Art (2005) and Indonesian Modern Art: An Essay Compilation (2006). Siregar received the Asian Cultural Council’s grant in New York (2002) and conducted research on Indonesian Art during Japanese Occupation (Keimin Bunka Shidosho) at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM, 2008), Japan. Siregar is a Ph.D. Candidate in Area Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Thomas J. Berghuis is an independent curator and art historian, currently working as a part-time lecturer with the University of Amsterdam. Berghuis has an MA in Chinese Studies at Leiden University (1999); an Advanced Masters Diploma from the (former) CNWS, Research School of Asia, African and Amerindian Studies, Leiden (2001); and a PhD in Asian Art History at the University of Sydney (2006). Prior to his work in the Netherlands, Berghuis was a Lecturer in Asian Art History at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia (2008-2013); The Robert H. N. Ho Curator of Chinese Art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, USA (2013-2015); and Founding Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia (2015-2016). Berghuis’ research focuses on art in China and Indonesia. Berghuis’ writing has been published in leading academic journals including positions east asia cultures critique; Third Text; The Journal of Visual Art Practice; and Theory, Culture & Society. Berghuis is a Principal Fellow (Honorary) with the University of Melbourne, Australia.