In 1996, Agung Kurniawan and his wife, Yustina Neni, founded Kedai Kebun Forum, an art space, shop, and restaurant in Yogyakarta. Their vision was to provide a financially self-sustaining platform where artists could tackle taboo and sensitive issues. I met the couple at the open, two-story building overgrown with tropical plants for the first time about ten years ago, when Kurniawan was also co-organizing the Biennale Jogja and overseeing the Indonesian Visual Art Archive, which he cofounded, all while developing his own artistic practice. As I listened to him talk about his multifarious activities, I was impressed by his abundant creative energy, intelligence, and considerate nature. It was also clear that he is not afraid of putting the cat among the pigeons, so to speak.