Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia

Bold, experimental and political work from Indonesia’s most outstanding artists practicing since the fall of President Suharto, 1998, and his repressive ‘New Order’ regime, take a deep-dive into local and global issues such as social disobedience and the relationship between family and nation. With the advent of democracy, and the unfamiliar terrain it offered, we observe a number of younger artists strong on the scene speaking from personal experience and the wellspring of art-schools and educators who now adopt a critical lens.

Eko Nugroho, Carnival trap 2, 2018, resin, wire, upcycled plastic, iron and synthetic polymer paint. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 2018. Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Australia, Australian Capital Territory

National Gallery of Australia
Until 27 October 2019
Australian Capital Territory