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Dolorosa Sinaga’s biography: A story of art and activism

Josa Lukman
Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Mon, February 3, 2020  /  12:22 pm
Dolorosa Sinaga’s biography: A story of art and activism

Engaging talk: Sculptor and feminist icon Dolorosa Sinaga interacts with visitors during the launch of her biography at the National Gallery of Indonesia. (National Gallery of Indonesia/-)

Venerable sculptor and feminist icon Dolorosa Sinaga celebrated her illustrious career spanning more than four decades with the launch of her biography, Dolorosa Sinaga: Tubuh, Bentuk, Substansi (Dolorosa Sinaga: Body, Form, Matter). The book, available in both English and Indonesian, was launched on Jan. 31 at the National Gallery in Central Jakarta. An exhibition titled 40 Tahun Aktivisme Seni Dolorosa Sinaga (40 Years of Art Activism by Dolorosa Sinaga) accompanied the launch, and will run until Feb. 11. Designed as a coffee table book, Dolorosa Sinaga: Tubuh, Bentuk, Substansi does not come cheap: The hardcover edition retails at Rp 1.8 million (US$132.51), while the softcover edition is a smidge more affordable at Rp. 1.2 million. However, those who purchase the book during the exhibition period will receive a 15 percent discount. As of the time of writi...