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REVIEWS

BRISBANE

Jan Manton Gallery

Dadang Christanto

"Work Of Body"

DADANG CHRISTANTO, Head with Gold in Dialogue #1, 2007, acrylic on Belgian linen, 101 x 84 cm, Courtesy Jan Manton Art, Brisbane.

The physical and psychological effect of inflicted violence is a recurring theme in Indonesian artist Dadang Christanto’s varied paintings, installations and performances. Relocating to Australia in 1999 and currently living and working in Brisbane, Christanto (see AAP VOL. 3, NO. 1; 26, 30) uses art as a provocative vehicle through which he provides insight into Indonesia’s troubled past. Intriguingly, for this exhibition at Brisbane’s Jan…

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