The use of humor through the lens of Satire in Indonesia: a study of the selected works of Heri Dono, Eko Nugroho and Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (Aka Hahan)

Tosun, Nurcan (2017) The use of humor through the lens of Satire in Indonesia: a study of the selected works of Heri Dono, Eko Nugroho and Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (Aka Hahan). Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

Full text not available from this repository.
Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: The use of humor through the lens of Satire in Indonesia: a study of the selected works of Heri Dono, Eko Nugroho and Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (Aka Hahan)
Synopsis:

Humour, a universal phenomenon that not only entertains, but also acts as a medium of communication, has been used in many different forms to advance humanity. This dissertation presents its use in Indonesian contemporary art through a survey of three artists that represent three different generations who were influenced by significant historical events.
The use of humor has always been an integral part of the Javanese “court” tradition, especially during President Soeharto’s regime. Exploring this phenomenon more deeply, the bulk of analysis in this dissertation focuses on the influence of traditional shadow theater rooted in the indirect nature of Javanese culture as it is expressed in contemporary art practice in Indonesia. The influence of authoritarian regimes, alongside that of a society quickly shifting towards modernity, as well as the effects of globalism, are also considered.
While exploring the reasons artists have been drawn to use humour in their work and the distinct ways in which they present their pieces, the connections between art and its social context are also examined in an attempt to understand the current manifestations of contemporary art in Indonesia.

Subjects: Art History
Divisions: Faculty of Fine Arts > Master - Asian Art Histories
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 02:48
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 01:57
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/564
View Item View Item