Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Triple Bill Exhibition at SMU Singapore

This September, the Singapore Management University (SMU) will present a major triple bill exhibition showcasing colourful and expressive works by some of Indonesia's leading artists:
1) Dr Oei Hong Djien Art Museum Collection: ‘Out of Magelang’
2) Entang Wiharso: ‘I am Black Goat’
3) Nasirun: ‘Wayang Zaman, Shadows of the Contemporary’
35 works from Dr Oei Hong Djien's art museum collection will be on loan to SMU for 5 years after the exhibition.  They will form part of SMU's Visual Arts collection and be displayed at its School of Social Sciences.  Entang and Nasirun will also each donate a piece of new work to the SMU collection after the triple bill.

Singapore Management University presents
Indonesian Triple Bill
Date:     9 September – 5 October 2008
Time:     SMU Gallery: 10 am – 8 pm
               Concourse :  9 am – 9 pm
Venues: SMU Gallery (Level 1 School of Economics and School of Social Sciences, 90 Stamford Road)
               Concourse (Basement, Li Ka Shing Library, 70 Stamford Road)
               Singapore Management University


Admission Free. For public enquiries, contact: Jillian Ang (Tel: 6828-0173; Email:

Singapore Management University Indonesian Triple Bill showcases some of the most powerful and evocative expressions in Indonesian art.


‘Out of Magelang’ draws from tobacco entrepreneur and retired physician Dr Oei Hong Djien’s art museum collection for a survey of the historical and stylistic resonance of Yogyakarta as the leading centre of Indonesian art. Artists featured include S. Sudjojono, Hendra Gunawan, Widayat, Dadang Christanto, I Made Djirna, Heri Dono, Edie Hara, Rudi Mantofani, Entang Wiharso, Nasirun and Jumaldi Alfi.


Entang Wiharso’s ‘I Am Black Goat’ and Nasirun’s ‘Wayang Zaman, Shadows of the Contemporary’ are solo exhibitions of recent installations and large-scale paintings. As contemporaries from Yogya, their works express personal attitudes and strategies towards negotiating the miasmic conditions of contemporary geopolitics and assert subjectivity and agency through traditional folk and popular culture.


Exhibition curated by Joanna Lee.

Singapore Management University 
Administration Building 
81 Victoria Street 
Singapore 188065

+ 65 6828 0964 (DID) 
+ 65 9680 5469 (Hp) 
+ 65
 6828 0456 (Fax)

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