#Perempuan 2021 - Contemporary Indonesian Art

19 March—24 October 2021

Perempuan 2021 celebrates voices and unspoken stories of Indonesian women – a platform for artists to share issues that are not always openly discussed in Indonesia.

Imagine if the pulse of a nation was taken through the work of living
artists, as opposed to GNP (gross national product). Here, eight Indonesian artists-all women-explore the unspoken narrative around women's visibility and their role and participation in contemporary Indonesia. The diversity of materials reflects their multifaceted backgrounds and personal experiences.

Perempuan 2021 (woman) presents work by Arum Dayu, Citra Sasmita, Fitri DK, Maharani Mancanagara, Maria lndriasari, Patricia Untario, and Ruth Marbun-who are based in Bandung, Yogyakarta, Jakarta and Bali-and Octora who is Melbourne based.

Perempuan 2021 is organised by Project Eleven, a philanthropic initiative under the leadership of Konfir Kabo and Monica Lim. Project Eleven supports contemporary Asian visual arts, new music and cultural exchanges. This exhibition is an example of its thought-provoking projects addressing challenging themes including sex education, gender and colonial identity in Indonesia.

To learn more, check out these interviews with the artists.


Tint Design, Art Guide Australia, Project Eleven, Presented with the Castlemaine State Festival.

Womindjika Woorineen willam bit
Willam Dja Dja Wurrung Balug
Wokuk mung gole-bo-turoi
talkoop mooroopook

Welcome to our homeland,
home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
we offer you people good spirit.
Uncle Rick Nelson

The Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung are the Custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend these same sentiments to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples.

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