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ESSAYS

Breaking Through Twisted Logic

Heri Dono’s Critical Eye

By Jim Supangkat

HERI DONO, Flying Angels, 1996 (detail), fibreglass, old clock parts, electronic parts, cotton, 10 figures, each 100 x 60 x 25 cm, collection the artist. 

Towards the end of 2000, the Japan Foundation Asia Center in Tokyo began a new solo exhibitions program showing the work of contemporary Asian artists. Prominent Indonesian artist Heri Dono was the first artist selected for the series. The resulting exhibition, curated by Apinan Poshyananda and titled 'Dancing Demons and Drunken Deities', presented twenty-five works by…

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