Cornell Southeast Asia Program with Cornell Modern Indonesia Project and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum present the 3rd Cornell Modern Indonesia Project (CMIP) Conference.
18 renowned scholars from Indonesia, Australia, Europe, and America will gather in honor of the 50th anniversary of Claire Holt’s magnum opus, Art in Indonesia: Continuities and Change (Cornell University Press, 1967). The conference will be organized around the chapters of her classic text.
4:00pm REGISTRATION AT THE KAHIN CENTER
4:30pm Opening Remarks: Kaja McGowan, Director, Southeast Asia Program; Professor, History of Art, Cornell University and Stan O'Connor, Professor Emeritus, History of Art, Asian Studies, Cornell University
5:00pm Panel 1: The Great Debate Revisited
Discussant: Christopher Miller, Senior Lecturer, Music, Cornell University
"Astri Wright, Professor, Southeast Asian Art, Modern Indonesian Art, University of Victoria
“The Beat & Repeat of the Ever-Unfolding Contemporary: Great Debates in Modern Indonesian Art History, Art & Us”
Anissa Rahadiningtyas, PhD Candidate, History of Art, Cornell University
"Islam & Modern Art Discourse in Indonesia"
"Adrian Vickers, Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, University of Sydney
"How political was LEKRA art?"
10:00am Panel 1 : Exploring Some Prehistoric Roots
Discussant: Kaja McGowan, Director, Southeast Asia Program; Professor, History of Art, Cornell University
John Miksic, Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
"Local Genius: Continuity in Gold & Clay""
Agus Aris Munandar, Professor, Archaeology, Universitas Indonesia
"The Continuity of Motifs on Nekara (Bronze Drums) & Some Prehistoric Bronze Artifacts"
Nina Capistrano-Baker, Project Consultant, International Operations; Consulting Curator, Ayala Foundation
"Before Islam: Early Gold in Java & Southern Philippines"
2:00pm Panel 2: Impact of Indian Influences & Emergence of New Styles
Discussant: Maria Fernandez, Associate Professor, History of Art, Cornell University
Stan O'Connor, Professor Emeritus, History of Art, Asian Studies, Cornell University
"Becoming Malay in the Sarawak River Delta"
Cecelia Levin, Associate, South Asian Studies, Harvard University
"A Well-ordered, balanced, harmonious world"
John Guy, Curator, Arts of South and Southeast Asia, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
"The Ritual Politics of Tantrism: the life of Amoghapasa in the Singasari kingdom, East Java"
Natasha Reichle, Associate Curator of Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum
"Fierce and Fire-Fledged Wings: An Enigmatic Motif in Javanese Art"
4:00pm Panel 3: The Dance & Dance Drama
Discussant: Benjamin Anderson, Assistant Professor, History of Art, Cornell University
Felicia Hughes Freeland, Research Associate, Center of Southeast Asian Studies, SOAS
"Dance Questions: the Javanese Picture"
Laurie Margot Ross, Independent Scholar
“Is Dance Islamic? A Tasawwuf Interpretation from Java’s Northwest Coast”
Kaja M. McGowan, Director, Southeast Asia Program; Professor, History of Art, Cornell University
"Build Your Ladder Quick”: Performing Cupak in a Club of Small Men"
9:00am Panel 1: The Wayang World
Discussant: Annetta Alexandridis, Associate Professor, History of Art, Cornell University
Matthew Cohen, Professor, International Theatre, Drama, Theatre & Dance, Royal Holloway, University of London
"Wayang in Museums"
Jan Mrazek, Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, National University in Singapore
Sumarsam, Winslow-Kaplan Professor, Music, Wesleyan University
"Conviviality Tested: Islamic Intersections in Javanese Performing Arts"
10:30am Coffee Break
11:00am Panel 2: Photography & New Media
Discussant: Andrew Moisey, Postdoctoral Associate, History of Art, Cornell University
Arahmaiani Feissal, Artist
"Between the Mountain & the Sea"
Alia Swastika, Curator and Director, Ark Gallery, Jogjakarta
"A Projection of New Cities's Utopia: Video and Photography in Contemporary Visual art in Indonesia"
Brian Arnold, Visiting Research Fellow, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University
"A Short History of Mes 56"
12:30pm Closing Remarks by Ismunandar, Head of Education & Culture Section, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2:00 - 4:00pm Wayang Performance of Dewaruci/ Bimasuci by Sumarsam & guest artists, accompanied by the Cornell University Gamelan, Directed by Chris Miller
Conference funded by Cornell Southeast Asia Program, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, and the Einaudi Center for International Studies.