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National Gallery of Indonesia

Semsar Siahaan

Visitors to Jakarta may have come across a statue at the southern end of Jalan Sudirman, the city's main thoroughfare, which depicts a young man holding a flame in a large salver above his head as he strides bravely forward. Many like to call it the "hot pizza statue" but the G-8 Pizza (2003) installation at the National Gallery by Semsar Siahaan is much "hotter" than the monumental pizza carrier, embodying the fire of heroic nationalism.

SEMSAR SIAHAAN, G-8 Pizza, 2003, charcoal on used corrugated cardboard, 400
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