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Surabaya art festival

In June 1996 the Surabaya Art Festival was held in celebration of the 703rd anniversary of Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia. Surabaya is the capital of the East Java province, a trade city, that is well known for its heroism in the Independence Revolution of the 1940s. Many artists and performers were invited from within the province and from other parts of Indonesia for this maior art event.

SYAIFUL, Public Toilet, 1996, installation, courtesy Cemeti Art Foundation.

Various media, whether traditional, modern or contemporary, were used, but…

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