Indonesian Eye: Fantasies and Realities


  • Serenella Ciclitira (Curator and Co-founder of Parallel Contemporary Art)
  • Tsong-zung Chang (Director, Hanart TZ Gallery)
  • Nigel Hurst (CEO, Saatchi Gallery)
Indonesian Curators
  • Jim Supangkat (Independent Curator)
  • Asmudjo Jono Irianto (Independent Curator)
  • Farah Wardani (Executive Director, Indonesian Visual Art Archive)
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Fantasies and Realities presents works by 18 Indonesian artists encompassing the artistic heritage, rich tradition and the rapidly evolving society of present day Indonesia.

The exhibition has gathered works from across the Indonesian Archipelago with the aim of showcasing a wide selection of leading contemporary artists.

Fantasies and Realities strives to explore the uniqueness of Indonesian art which focuses on local appropriation of culture and expresses it in a fresh and at times deceptively naïve new language: made up of myths, realities and child’s play mixed with a more abstract artistic and realistic expression.

The works have been selected by the Indonesian Eye curatorial team in collaboration with local curators.


June 9 – July 10, 2011

Ciptura Artpreneur Center

9:00am - 9:00pm Monday - Sunday

Admission: Free

Jl. Prof. Dr Satrio Kav. 11,
Jakarta Selatan

  • Jakarta


September 1 – October 9, 2011

The Saatchi Gallery

10:00am - 6:00pm Monday – Sunday

Admission: Free

Duke of York's HQ,
King's Road,

  • Saatchi