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Sociological Structures

Hailing from Ankara, Chengdu and Jakarta, three young artists use GIFs, videos and photography to probe patterns of human behavior

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Adri Valery Wens

SYDNEY
ADRI VALERY WENS, Hanoman on Fatmawati, 2014, 

pigment on silver rag paper, 100 x 100 cm. Courtesy the artist. 

In Indonesia, faith is socially mandatory: atheism remains taboo and religion is inextricably linked with identity. The Jakarta-born, Sydney-based photographer Adri Valery Wens explores his personal negotiation of these social dynamics through striking self-portraits. Growing up with a Catholic father and a Muslim mother, the 41-year-old recalls a…

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