Dadang Christanto

Dates & times

Thu 11 November — Sun 19 December 2010


Born in Indonesia, and now living in Australia, Dadang Christanto’s art has a strong commitment to human rights and social justice.  This exhibition documents these issues as addressed in the artist’s paintings and reflects his return to the medium in recent years. Christanto has exhibited widely in major international exhibitions in Australia, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US.  His work is represented in national and State art institutions in Australia, including the major sculptural works ‘Heads from the North’ and ‘Red Rain’ at the National Gallery of Australia and ‘They Give Evidence’, which was the opening exhibition in the new Asian galleries at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2004. Christanto has had a long association with ANU through the School of Art and Research School of Humanities.

Curated by Dr Caroline Turner, Humanities Research Centre

Image: Dadang Christanto, The Shadow of the Blue Face, 2009, acrylic on raw linen, 112 x 136 cm. Courtesy the artist.


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