Mutation: Painstaking Realism in Indonesian Contemporary Painting

August 23, 1997

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Exhibition Planning, Curation & Coordination

Held in conjunction with the 1997 Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival, this exhibition featured, for the first time in Japan, Indonesia's own strain of realist painting that emerged from the 1970s onward. Understanding new Indonesian realist painting as a "mutant" born as the result of social transformations in this rapidly modernizing country, the exhibition showed 44 oil paintings by 11 artists. N&A coordinated of the exhibition. Session 1997-8-23 - 1997-9-7 Venue The Japan Foundation Forum Organizer Department of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia, Tha Japan Foundtion Asia Center