The exhibition “Inspiring Indonesia”, which is held at the Zebrastraat Cultural Center, opens a dialogue between the exotic Indonesian culture, embedded in traditional artefacts belonging to the Ethnographic Collection of the Ghent University Museums on the one hand, and contemporary work by artists who are inspired by this foreign culture on the other. This interactive dialogue explores themes such as “home/house and family”, “music and narratives” and “life and death”.
As the second part of this exhibition, four lectures will be held in which experts will speak about their field of study, always in relation to the Indonesian context. More information about the lectures can be found on the page of the lecture series Indonesia in all aspects.
Joining young contemporary artists in dialogue with ancient ritual object sometimes creates rebellious interpretations. With their work, Elisabeth Ida Mulyani, Roy Villevoye, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Jimmy Hendrickx and Dick Van Der Harst depict their experience of an Indonesia that is rooted in indigenous traditions.
- For whom
- Students and Staff, Ghentians and art-lovers
- From 27th of October until 12th of November 2017, Wednesdays to Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00
- Cultural Center Zebrastraat, Zebrastraat 32, 9000 Ghent