Date: May 31 – June 29, 2014
Venue: Curate, LG1-1, SENI Mont’ Kiara, 2a Changkat Duta Kiara, Mont’ Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (permanently closed)
Officiated By: Mr. Akhmad DH Irfan
Minister-Counsellor Information, Social and Culture from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur.
Guest of Honour: Mr. Harry Nugraha
Son of Popo Iskandar and Director of Griya Seni Popo Iskandar
In Conjunction with
Book Launch “Rupakata: Art and Thoughts of Popo Iskandar”
An exclusive launch of the 448-page monograph
Art Talk “Popo Iskandar and Modernism in Indonesian Visual Art”
By Harry Nugraha, SH., Hawe Setiawan, M.Sn, Soni Farid Maulana and Anton Susanto (authors of Rupakata: Art and Thoughts of Popo Iskandar)
An exhibition by Indonesia’s foremost expressionist painter, cultural thinker, art critic and educator, Popo Iskandar in collaboration with Griya Seni Popo Iskandar, Bandung, Indonesia.
The collection consists of a comprehensive oeuvre of over 50 artworks spanning decades of Popo Iskandar’s creative years showcasing his distinctive themes of cat, leopard, rooster and other explorations including landscape, figurative and abstract works to encapsulate his expressionist journey.
The show will be officiated by Minister-Counsellor Information, Social and Culture, Mr. Akhmad DH Irfan from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur and Guest of Honour, Harry Nugraha son of Popo Iskandar and Director of Griya Seni Popo Iskandar in Bandung, Indonesia.
In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition on 31 May 2014, an art talk by Harry Nugraha, Hawe Setiawan, Soni Farid Maulana and Anton Susanto titled Popo Iskandar and Modernism in Indonesian Visual Art will be held from 4pm to 6pm. The objective of the Public Art Programme is to discuss the works of Popo Iskandar, his contribution towards Modernism in Indonesian visual art and his roles as a painter, a cultural thinker, an art critic and an art educator.
The launch of an exclusive 448-page monograph titled Rupakata: Art and Thoughts of Popo Iskandar written by Hawe Setiawan, Soni Farid Maulana and Anton Susanto will take during the opening reception.
Popo Iskandar’s Expressions is a first solo show for the artist albeit posthumously in Kuala Lumpur. His last presence in our shores was more than five decades ago when he participated in a group exhibition in the 1960s. He was also invited as an external examiner in the field of Fine Arts at one of the universities in Malaysia in 1971.
Originally published at: http://curate.com.my/exhibitions/popo-iskandar-expressions/