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Primo Marella Gallery

The Alleys of a City Named Jogya

FARHANSIKI, Holy Spot, 2010. Spray paint on canvas, 180 x 200 cm. Courtesy Primo Marella Gallery, Milan.

For 20 years the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta has been a haven for a homegrown community of mural artists, whose instinctive and direct public artworks proliferated as a form of political protest until the fall of Suharto’s autocratic regime in 1998. The exhibition’s title refers to the Jogja art scene, for it was in the maze of the city’s winding alleys that Indonesian…

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