'We are beyond the Dutch', declared an Indonesian artist, stating that they have outgrown the influence of the Netherlands. Modern Indonesian art arose during the colonial period, but has since gradually wrested itself free. 'Beyond the Dutch' aims to givesa colorful picture of that struggle. Leading artists, curators and historians from Indonesia and the Netherlands have pored over a series of questions posed by the history of art in the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia. What was and still is Dutch about Indonesian art? What relationship does it have with Western techniques and views on art? How does contemporary art in Indonesia and the Netherlands allow for the links between the two countries? And how do we actually perceive Indonesian art?