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Remembering Soeharto’s cultural violence against artists of Chinese descent

  • Agus Dermawan T.

    Contributor

Jakarta | Thu, December 7 2017 | 01:49 am
Remembering Soeharto’s cultural violence against artists of Chinese descent

PREMIUM Unique touch: A painting of life in Bali by Huang Fong that features artistic Chinese influences.Painter Lim Wasim’s life as an artist changed when Soeharto’s New Order regime took over Indonesia in 1967 and started a systematic and bloody purge on everything deemed as a communist influence.Lim’s paintings used to grace the walls of the State Palace before Soeharto became Indonesia’s secon...

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