Urban growth, industrial expansion, and their impact on the environment is a common experience often faced by smaller village communities occupying city peripheries, including Cigondewah, a village south of Bandung, Indonesia. Cigondewah: An Art Project by Tisna Sanjaya centres on the complex relationships between artist, his environment and his public. Underlying this complexity is the role of artist in sustaining a practice that is immersed into the potentials and predicaments of place and community; economic and political ecology that constrains, mediates or enables actions; the question of communal agency and artistic goals; and the place of the art market within a pragmatic social cause. Under these conditions, how is art practice reconstituted? For whom? To what productive outcomes and what limits?