Proceedings of the 5th Bandung Creative Movement International Conference on Creative Industries 2018 (5th BCM 2018)

Urban Art in Surakarta

Authors
Sigit Adi
Corresponding Author
Sigit Adi
Available Online July 2019.
Keywords
Urban Art, Artwork, Surakarta
Abstract
The purpose of this research is to formulate a clear depiction on the background of urban artwork and its symbolic significance. The research focused on urban artworks in the form of qualitative data that were collected and analyzed using hermeneutic approach.The framework of this research can be described as a qualitative research on a single case. Urban art was born from the challenges and demands from urban art lovers who want artistic renewal, thus many artists in Surakarta show up to answer to the issues. Urban art is an art that characterizes the development of a city, in which this development then gives birth to a system in society that is structurally and culturally different from the structure and culture of those in rural communities. Nowadays, art is no longer a traditional background, but it also responds to new traditions, especially in urban areas that are demographically populated by very heterogeneous society. Urban art was born because of the desire to respond to people’s creativity in urban areas with all of their problems. The symbolic meaning of urban artwork can be evaluated from the symbols expressed in the form of mural and graffiti media that exist in youth communities, conveying the values derived from their existence toward the physical reality and social environment.This research concludes that the widespread phenomena of variations in art explorations in urban areas in Indonesia mark the development of the term "urban art" as a valid field of art, both in terms of its cultural discourse and as a discipline and the aesthetics that it offers. Urban artworks are creative responses created as the public reaction toward their environment.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

Download article (PDF)

Proceedings
5th Bandung Creative Movement International Conference on Creative Industries 2018 (5th BCM 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
July 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-748-5
ISSN
2352-5398
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

Cite this article

TY  - CONF
AU  - Sigit Adi
PY  - 2019/07
DA  - 2019/07
TI  - Urban Art in Surakarta
BT  - 5th Bandung Creative Movement International Conference on Creative Industries 2018 (5th BCM 2018)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125910976
ID  - Adi2019/07
ER  -