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Country Report

INDONESIA

A cultural hothouse

Yogyakarta rally for Megawati Sukarnoputri, 26 July 1998.

By the time this report is published the political and economic situation in Indonesia will have changed again, and certainly dramatically. It is impossible to predict exactly where developments will take the country and its artists in coming months. The only sure bets are that these months will have been extraordinarily difficult; that artists will continue looking to new means of expression, to local materials in place of exorbitant imported ones, and will face shrinking sources of income; that the market…

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