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‘Dunia Dalam Berita': a peek into artists' struggle against New Order

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Tue, May 21, 2019  /  05:40 pm
‘Dunia Dalam Berita': a peek into artists' struggle against New Order

All is good: Bandung contemporary artist Tisna Sanjaya explores the visual elements of New Order propaganda. (Museum MACAN/-)

Ten renowned artists reflect on their experience during the Reform era in “Dunia Dalam Berita” exhibition at Museum MACAN. Bandung-based artist Tisna Sanjaya’s installation brings oddly familiar imagery from the New Order. The installation includes two self-portraits – one in military uniform, and the other clad in a yellow shirt bearing the logo of Golkar, which was then-president Suharto’s political vehicle from 1971 until the end of his regime in 1998. Tisna is among 10 renowned contemporary artists featured in “Dunia Dalam Berita” (World in News), an exhibition in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN). The exhibition takes its name from the daily news program by state-owned television network TVRI that had to be broadcast by all Indonesian television networks from 1988 to 2000. Running from ...