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Jakarta Post

Documenting Yogyakarta’s ephemeral artistry

  • Lauranne Callet

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, April 25 2012   /  08:20 am

Fleeting: This work by HereHere, a renowned Yogyakarta street artist, calls for attention to the voices of the people. Courtesy of urbancult.net“Those kids are punks. They draw skulls on their paintings,” said a newspaper vendor to Agung Geger who was doing his regular street art photography round on Yogyakarta’s streets.

The 35-year-old man, who is usually called Geger, takes photographs of street art and then uploads them to the Internet. He also sometimes speaks with people on the street about the art that surrounds them.

Talking about a large and colorful mural across the street, the vendor told Geger he didn’t get the message, but skulls were certainly a “punk” symbol. Geger then published the transcript of this discussion in Javanese on urbancult.net, a website he recently launched with others in order to provide new perspectives on street culture.
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