|“ANGELS FACE TO THE FUTURE”, 2007, Heri Dono|
For the exhibition Heri Dono, one of the top Indonesian artists known for his political commentary on Indonesia, has contributed three works: two paintings and one installation, his "Angels face to the future." Here again the artist finds inspiration in the Wayang puppetry to produce an army of strange looking robotic angels, made of recycled materiels. For the artist, angels represent the freedom to dream but, given his Javanese cultural heritage, they are not sacred being, and could be engine of good or destructive ones.
|THE DARK WAVE, Arie Dyanto|
Other interesting works include the videos "War of Java” and “Pilgrims and Plagues” by Jompi Jompet, who evokes the spirits of the ancestors and transposes the traditional dances and processions into other spaces; the humorous hybrid figures that illustrate Eko Nugroho’s embroideries and wall paintings along with Mella Jaarsma’s “Fire-eaters” installed in the window display on rue de Bassano.
STRANGER ALWAYS LOOKS STRANGE”, Desi Suryanto
|LAST FLOWER by Bayu Widodo|