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National Gallery of Indonesia

Indonesia, Spirit of the World

HENDRIK NGANTUNG,Shooting an Arrow, 1944, oil on board, 152 x 152 cm. 

Courtesy National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta.

Although “Indonesia, Spirit of the World,” curated by Amir Sidharta and Watie Moerany, coincided with the Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games, it was far from a mere diplomatic exercise. In its selection of artworks from the collection of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno, the show offered a rare view of paintings and sculptures created and collected from the 1930s to the 1960s. These works…

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