Two Weeks With Yogyakarta’s Post-Alternative Art Scene: From Alternative Spaces to Alternative Families by Mira Shah

When I came to Yogyakarta in early 2015, I wanted to find out more about this distinct form of alternative art and especially the spaces it is produced, shown and sold in. How would these have developed in the almost twenty years since the fall of Suharto’s regime; how would they have changed in the different political environment and with a globalized art world seeping into Indonesia? What would be its significance to a new, young generation of artists and cultural entrepreneurs? How would all these intersect with the aesthetics and affects of space?