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Last month, we had a great session on Indonesian contemporary art with British artist of Balinese descent, Sinta Tantra and the Director of the international contemporary art gallery David Zwirner, Galuh Sukardi.
Galuh started the session with an overview of the development of Indonesian contemporary art followed by Shinta who showed some of her amazing works. If you missed the event, click here to see the recording of it.
Sinta Tantra is a British artist of Balinese descent. Her work has been described as “exuberant”, a “hedonistic celebration of excess and decoration”, and her contribution to public art by transforming spaces with “chaotic yet captivating images” has been recognised by collectors and commissioners alike. Her work Universe of Objects in Archive, Arsenic and Railings are praised for lifting the perspective “like the energy of a released spring and pulses horizontally around the room in endless optical trigonometric fugue”. In this event, Sinta shared her views on her arts and Indonesian arts.
Sinta was awarded the prestigious Deutsche Bank Award in Fine Art. Highly regarded for her site-specific work in the public realm, she has since undertaken commissions that include the Folkestone Triennial (2017), Songdo TechCity (2016), Liverpool Biennial (2012), The Southbank Centre (2008), and TFL Art on the Underground (2007). She held the inaugural Bridget Riley Fellowship 2016-17 at the British School in Rome, is the recipient of the British Council’s International Development Award and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize. Click here to see her short biography.
Sinta was joined by Galuh Sukardi, a Director of the international contemporary art gallery David Zwirner, with great expertise in South East Asian art. She has previously worked at Sotheby’s and the White Cube gallery among others. Galuh talked about the main currents and context of the contemporary Indonesian visual art scene.