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Jakarta Post

Manifesto #5 Messages beyond aesthetics

  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 12 2016   /  09:31 am

Menjadi Indonesia ( 2015 ) by Ronald Manullang (Courtesy of Galeri Nasional)Entering its fifth year, “Manifesto” the contemporary art biennial hosted by the National Gallery in Central Jakarta reflects on urban flow in society.Under the theme Arus (Flow), this year Manifesto presents a bold collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, art installations, videos and murals from 35 established artists, including Agus Suwage, Entang Wiharso, F. Sigit Santoso, Ronald Manulang, Teguh Ostenrik and Yani Maryani Sastranegara.

From May 4 to 30, the public will get the chance to immerse themselves in contemporary works that deconstructs the notion of a non-utilitarian perspective of art, to an instrument of expression.

Asikin Hasan, one of two curators for the exhibition, said the selected artists express what troubles our society today and explore areas through which we ca...