Jakarta. Yogyakarta-based artist Dyan Anggraini and poet-cum-stage actor Landung Simatupang collaborated in a new exhibition, titled "Perempuan [Di] Borobudur," or Women of the Borobudur Temple, at the National Gallery of Indonesia in Cikini, Central Jakarta. The exhibition opened on Tuesday (20/02) and runs until March 5.
Dyan incorporated Lanndung's poetry into her artwork. Through the exhibition, they interpreted portrayals of women near Central Java's Borobudur Temple, offering a social critique on the poor condition of craftswomen who make a living around the temple.
Visitor stands in front of the painting 'Siul Angin di Rekah Bat' (The Wind Whistling in Stone Crevises) at the Perempuan Di Borobudur exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The 'Tiwikrama' sculpture piece at the Women of Borobudur Temple exhibition. The statue is made from paper and fiberglass. (JG Photo / Yudha Baskoro)
'Geram Terperam,' or Vexation. This hand-shaped statue hangs above a mirror to produce an infinity reflection effect. (JG Photo / Yudha Baskoro)
'Ziarah,' or Pilgrimage. Visitors are meant to feel the pain that female vendors at Borobudur experience each day as they schlep their wares to markets around the temple. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
'(T)angan-(T)angan.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Yogyakarta-based artist Dyan Anggraini stands beside an artwork entitled 'Yang Terbungkam,' or Gagged. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
'Jerit Terjerat,' or Entanglement. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
'Lumbini.' (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)