Indonesian Eye: Fantasies & Realities @ Saatchi Gallery

Wedhar Riyadi
New Neighbour FromOuterspace, 2009
Hot on the heels of Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris, it's the turn of Saatchi Gallery in London to spotlight Indonesian contemporary art. This September, the gallery will present Indonesian Eye: Fantasies & Realities.

Angki Purbandono
Brush! 2008
Courtesy of Mr. Tri Sabdono

The exhibition, which will feature 18 artists, was first launched in Jakarta and comprises a selection of paintings, sculptures and installations . The theme of the exhibition, Fantasies and Realities, pays tribute to Indonesia’s ancient myths and legends, while also reflecting the influence of modern Indonesia. Satirical paintings will be shown alongside works offering comment on present day Indonesian society. Several works employ traditional materials to highlight the country’s rapidly changing society. Some of the works also refer to the influence of Indonesia’s Dutch colonial past.

Rudi Mantofani
The Earth and TheWorld, 2006

Artists featured include: Nindityo Adipurnomo, Samsul Arifin, Ay Tjoe Christine, Andy Dewantoro, Heri Dono, Eddie Hara, Mella Jaarsma, Jompet Kuswidananto, Rudi Mantofani, Wiyoga Muhardanto, Edo Pillu, Julius Ariadhitya Pramuhendra, Angki Purbandono, Haris Purnomo, Agung Mangu Putra, Wedhar Riyadi and Farhan Siki.

Edo Pillu
Dynamics Towardsthe Truth, 2010