SEMSAR SIAHAAN – ART, LIBERATION (个展)

SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)

SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)

展览日期 2017年11月2日 - 2018年1月25日
开幕时间 2017年11月1日, 18:30, 星期三
展览馆 Gajah Gallery (新加坡 Singapore)
艺术家 Semsar Siahaan
主办方 Gajah Gallery (新加坡 Singapore)

Semsar Siahaan - Art, Liberation简介

Gajah Gallery proudly presents a solo exhibition of the late Indonesian artist, Semsar Siahaan, entitled "Semsar Siahaan: Art, Liberation". An important figure in Indonesian art, he stood out for his strength and resilience in shedding light on critical sociopolitical themes - not only through his career as an artist but also as a social activist.

Prominently featured in the development of Indonesian contemporary art and its fight against the despotism of the New Order regime, Siahaan envisaged art as signifying humanity's liberation and in this vein as touching all humankind. As he continued to utilize his art as a tool to protest the state of social injustice, he was infamous in representing the rebellious student art movement of the 1980s, as well as the various labor rights activism in the following decade.

He departed from Indonesia (1998), fearing for his life, and he returned (2004). He traveled in Indonesia and Australia along with exhibitions of his art; he resided in Canada, creating and showing his art in Victoria. His paintings have been displayed in museums in Japan and Singapore; his art is modestly acquired and collected, privately and by public institutions.

Semsar's art is always intended to immortalize humanism and it always exudes a sense of realism. Semsar Siahaan. Art, Liberation displays a range of works spanning the 1980s to about 2004, including the frequently mentioned but rarely exhibited 'Olympia: Identity with Mother and Child' and the magnificent 'G-8 Pizza' - the last monumental work created towards the end of his oeuvre.

The particularity of his art's content is one which appeals to a kind of transcendent or universal humanism. Like the courageous activist fighter that he is, his works are bold and they never tire from expressing critiques towards injustice.

SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)
SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)
SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)
SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)
SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)

G-8 Pizza and The Study of The Falling Man(系列:无系列作品), 2003
绘画, Charcoal on Found Cardboard, 4000x4000mm
艺术家: Semsar Siahaan

SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)

Timur Rumit (The Complication of East Timor)(系列:无系列作品)
绘画, Oil on Canvas, 1000x750mm
艺术家: Semsar Siahaan

SEMSAR SIAHAAN - ART, LIBERATION (个展)

Olympia, Identitas Ibu Dan Anak (Olympia, Identity with Mother and Child(系列:无系列作品), 1987
绘画, Oil on Canvas, 1405x2900mm
艺术家: Semsar Siahaan


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