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Art:1 New Museum

Heri Dono

The World and I

HERI DONO, "The Odyssey Heridonology" (detail), 2014, 

acrylic on canvas, 10 panels: 200 x 300 cm each. Courtesy Art:1 New Museum, Jakarta.

In 1990, Heri Dono attended an artist-residency program in Switzerland—his first trip abroad—which became deeply imprinted in his mind. While in Europe, Dono saw, and was struck by, Bruce Nauman's Shadow Puppets and Instructed Mime (1990), in which moving images are projected onto linen and suspended sculptural objects, and by Jonathan Borofsky's "Hammering Man" series (1979-2002) of large-scale kinetic sculptures that

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