S.Sudjojono: Lives of Pictures features artworks by the late Indonesian painter, S.Sudjojono (1913-1986), considered as the father of modern painting in Indonesia. The exhibition excavates the untold stories of Sudjojono’s artworks, revealing their varied and changing histories.
These are stories that tell about their displays and reception; these are stories that tell of their acquisitions, and changes of ownership; and these are stories that speak of how they are remembered by individuals.
These narratives are made visible by archival materials that are presented here for the very first time, including photographs, writings by Sudjojono, and video interviews with the artist that enable reconstructing the ‘lives’ of these works and illuminating our appreciation of them.
This exhibition returns our attention to Sudjojono’s artworks as primary objects and subjects of curatorial interests, and it makes visible the stories covering their multiple lives; stories that largely lay hidden.
Organised by ADM Gallery, with the support of the S.Sudjojono Center Jakarta, and private lenders, this exhibition is part of Seabad S.Sudjojono 1913 – 2013 (The Centennial Celebration of S.Sudjojono) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of this Indonesian artist who continues to influence artists in Indonesia and beyond.
Syed Muhd Hafiz
Seng Yu Kin
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