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Jakarta Post

Women take a look at urban life through camera lens

  • Margaret Agusta


Jakarta   /   Sun, December 7 2008   /  10:52 am

What do children playing soccer in a cartoon cityscape; Charlie Brown's kite-eating tree, alive-and-well in Indonesia's capital; parachuting shopping bags; and a Dali-esque rendition of a bowl of noodles have in common? These images populate the ongoing Ruang Perempuan: Jakarta through Women's Eyes exhibition in which seven women photo artists are showing their responses to an artistic challenge thrown out by the Jakarta Art Council in connection with the Jakarta Biennale 2009, a kaleidoscopic presentation of events from the various artistic disciplines, which started at the beginning of November 2008 and runs through March 2009. The photo artists, Aiko Urfia Rahmi, Christina Phan, Evelyn Pritt, Ruth Hesti Utami, Julia Sarisetiati, Malahyati and Stephany Yaya Sungkharisma, each answered, in a singularly personal and individual manner, the challenge to explore the Bienn...