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Get a taste of Indonesia's Contemporary Culture for Lunch
Work by Indonesia's eleven foremost contemporary artists will be on show in Crossing Contemporary Cultures Exhibition at Melbourne Intercultural Fine Art Gallery (MiFA). This free exhibition, including painting, sculpture, installations and new media, will explore universal themes such as media and consumerism, childbirth, identity and community.
Angki Purbandono: King of Purple, 2012, (print on Dbond, Scanography, 100 x 100 x 8cm)
Each of the exhibiting artists are recognised globally as cultural representatives of Indonesia. Popular contributors to MiFA's 2011 exhibition, Angki Purmandono, Entang Wiharso, I Gusti Ngurah Udiantara/Tantin, Maria Indria Sari, and Prilla Tania, will be joined by compatriots Farhan Siki, Gusmen Heriadi, Heri Dono, Ichwan Noor, Krisna Merti and Tintin Wulia.
Ichwan Noor: Memorabilia, 2008, (aluminium, 164 x 60 x 22 cm)
Melbourne Intercultural Fine Art (MiFA) is a new platform for contemporary art in Australia. MiFA's primary objective is to bridge the gap between Australia and our neighbours in the Asia-Pacific region, using the universal language of Art.
Located in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, Crossing Contemporary Cultures Exhibition offers a window into the cultural heart of our nearest neighbour, without the cost of an international airfare.
Heri Dono: Flying in Cocoons, (fibreglass, acrylic, paper mache, cast iron, gauze, chicken wire, bulb, metal string, mechanic and electronic devices, automatic timer, transformer, foot switch, cable)
Housed in what was formerly an Allen's Music Store practice room, the exhibition space has the advantage of natural light. Curated by Bryan Collie, Crossing Contemporary Cultures is the result of two years of preparation and research. Opening hours are limited to Wednesday - Friday (or by appointment).