Indo Pop
INDONESIAN ART FROM APT7

11 Jun 2015 – 24 Sep 2017
ON TOUR | Free

'Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7' presents a group of artists who were a central feature of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art's flagship 2012 exhibition, 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art'. These works join the state's pioneering collection of contemporary Indonesian art, and builds on the strong relationship we maintain with one of our closest neighbours.

In the late twentieth century, Indonesia lived through significant social and political changes that saw the country emerge from the militaristic government of the Suharto era (1967–98), to become the largest economy in South-East Asia. Since the 1970s, groups of contemporary artists in Indonesia have banded together to challenge social, political and economic structures as well as the arts establishment, creating a powerful voice of protest and criticism in their works.


SAPUTRO (aka Hahan), The New Prophet (from 'Trinity' series) 2011

Saputro (aka Hahan), Uji Handoko Eko, Indonesia b.1983 / The New Prophet (from 'Trinity' series) 2011 / Polyester resin and air brush, ed. ½. / Purchased 2011. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.

RiyadaI, Wedhar / Indonesia b.1980/ <em>Noise from the fertile land (Keributan dari Negara subur) no. 3</em> 2012 / Oil on canvas / Purchased 2012. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

RiyadaI, Wedhar / Indonesia b.1980/ Noise from the fertile land (Keributan dari Negara subur) no. 3 2012 / Oil on canvas / Purchased 2012. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.


Over the past decade, a new generation of Indonesian contemporary artists have forged careers in the wake of the Suharto era, contributing to the nation's new status as a major centre for international art. Armed with the rebellious spirit of their predecessors, changing media platforms and a recently booming art market, this exciting group of artists tend to look to urban and popular culture for new styles to express themselves. With a fun, witty and collaborative approach, they explore issues such as colonialism, migration, multiculturalism, consumerism and the urban experience, concerns that will resonate with many Australians.

'Indo Pop' includes works by Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan), Wedhar Riyadi, Edwin Roseno, Tromarama and Tintin Wulia.

Education Resource
An accompanying Education resource is available to download


Tour Venues

NOOSA REGIONAL ART GALLERY

11 JUN – 19 JUL 2015

LOGAN ART GALLERY

31 JUL – 12 SEP 2015

REDCLIFFE ART GALLERY

10 DEC – 30 JAN 2015

GOLD COAST CITY ART GALLERY

6 FEB – 27 MAR 2016

GYMPIE REGIONAL ART GALLERY

7 APR – 28 MAY 2016

ROCKHAMPTON ART GALLERY

4 JUN – 17 JUL 2016

BUNDABERG REGIONAL ART GALLERY

24 AUG – 16 OCT 2016

ARTSPACE MACKAY

21 OCT – 4 DEC 2016

PERC TUCKER REGIONAL ART GALLERY

3 FEB – 19 MAR 2017

DOGWOOD CROSSING MILES

6 APR – 28 MAY 2017

GLADSTONE REGIONAL ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

3 JUN – 23 JUL 2017

TOOWOOMBA REGIONAL ART GALLERY

3 AUGT – 24 SEP 2017

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