Jim Supangkat is an independent curator based in Jakarta. He reviews the often controversial ebbing and flowing of last twenty years of contemporary art in Indonesia. He writes: "Contemporary art in Indonesia reflects its progenitor, global contemporary art: it was celebrated in international biennials in the 1990s, and controlled by the art market in the 2000s. These signs led to the question: “what’s next?” Most likely the answer will be efforts to understand global art."
Jim Supangkat is an independent curator based in Jakarta. He thanks IVAA Yogyakarta for aid with images.