Yogyakarta on Java is the renowned center of Javanese art and culture; it is also the second largest tourist destination in the country after Bali. Here there is a major confluence of contemporary artists who are well-known in their home country, some are well-known in the Pan Pacific, but they are virtually unknown in the U.S. and Western Europe.
Marc Straus presents an exhibition of five major artists from Yogyakarta, four of whom have never before exhibited work in the US. They are painters and sculptors whose works often resonate with Javanese culture, but may reference European works, or even Western Pop culture.
The five featured artists are: Jumaldi Alfi, Fendry Ekel, Erianto, Abdi Setiawan and Yunizar.
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