Entang Wiharso is one of Indonesia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists and is known for creating provocative works loaded with bold visuals and distinctive imageries. Since 1997, Entang, his American wife, and two children have shuttled between Jogjakarta, where his Indonesian studio is located, and his studio in Rhode Island, U.S., progressively belonging and un-‐belonging to his land of origin. These two vastly different countries have become important parts of his identity, and this dichotomy of cultures, personal opinions, and experiences are reflected in his works.
In this exhibition, Entang explores the issues of identity, belonging, and otherness in an increasingly mobile society where acceptance and integration are rare privileges coloured by ideology, social statues, and genetic heritage.
Hybrid Brain will showcase Entang Wiharso’s newest body of works that was intentionally produced in his two studios located in Yogyakarta and Rhode Island, where he is an Indonesian artist in the former, and an American in the latter. It is a reflection on the concept of ‘identity’ as a social conditioning that further unpacks notions of alienation and prejudice to which, in various degrees, we are all subjected to in society.
Opening reception: Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 6pm -‐ 9pm, with a performance by Entang Wiharso which will commence at 7pm
Venue: Mizuma Gallery, 22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat: 11 am – 7 pm
Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mon and Public Holidays
When: 19 Sep - 21 Oct 2018,
By: Mizuma Gallery