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Boedi Widjaja: "Declaration of"


  • Helwaser Gallery 833 Madison Ave, between 69th and 70th Streets New York, NY (map)
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Helwaser Gallery is pleased to present Declaration of, the first solo presentation in New York of works by artist Boedi Widjaja (b. 1975, Java, Indonesia). The exhibition presents recent and latest works from the artist’s Imaginary Homeland series (2015–ongoing) encompassing drawings, photography, and installation. For this exhibition, Widjaja focuses on press photographs taken during the Cold War of Indonesia’s founding figures, Sukarno and Suharto. Having left Indonesia at a young age, the artist’s perception of his former country is constructed mostly through images, and the imagined. Widjaja’s works re-examine these images, connecting them with ideas of embodiment, gaze and memory. 

Boedi Widjaja currently lives and works in Singapore. He has shown in numerous exhibitions internationally, including the Asia Pacific Triennial 9 (2018); MAP1: Waterways(2017); Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale; Yinchuan Biennale (2016), China; From East to the Barbican (2015), Barbican, London; Infinity in flux (2015), ArtJog, Indonesia; and Bains Numériques #7 (2012), Enghien-les-Bains, France.

The exhibition is running from September 11-November 7, 2019. Click here for more information.

The show opens September 11th with a reception from 6-8PM.  RSVP here.