2 December - 17 February 2018
Join us for the Official Launch at 6pm 1 December
'Indo Pop' includes works by Uji Handoko Eko Saputro (aka Hahan), Wedhar Riyadi, Edwin Roseno, Tromarama and Tintin Wulia.
'Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7' presents a group of artists who were a central feature of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art's flagship 2012 exhibition, 'The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art'. These works join the state's pioneering collection of contemporary Indonesian art, and builds on the strong relationship we maintain with one of our closest neighbours.
In the late twentieth century, Indonesia lived through significant social and political changes that saw the country emerge from the militaristic government of the Suharto era (1967–98), to become the largest economy in South-East Asia. Since the 1970s, groups of contemporary artists in Indonesia have banded together to challenge social, political and economic structures as well as the arts establishment, creating a powerful voice of protest and criticism in their works.
Over the past decade, a new generation of Indonesian contemporary artists have forged careers in the wake of the Suharto era, contributing to the nation's new status as a major centre for international art. Armed with the rebellious spirit of their predecessors, changing media platforms and a recently booming art market, this exciting group of artists tend to look to urban and popular culture for new styles to express themselves. With a fun, witty and collaborative approach, they explore issues such as colonialism, migration, multiculturalism, consumerism and the urban experience, concerns that will resonate with many Australians.