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Melati Suryodarmo: Memento Mori


STPI is pleased to present a solo presentation of a new body of print and paper works by seminal Indonesian artist, Melati Suryodarmo, exhibiting from 24 November 2019 to 24 January 2020.

A bold leap from her distinctively performance-based oeuvre, Suryodarmo’s new explorations in print and paper during her residency at STPI have resulted in a range of two- and three-dimensional works that retain traces of her performative marks. In particular, the artist examines the volatile relationship between matter and memory, and personal expressions of displacement. She takes an investigative and excavational approach towards abandoned spaces and the histories they carry, creating haunting yet beguiling impressions and forms that bring transformative relationships between site, body and memory to the fore.

Text by Cristina Sanchez-Kozyreva, Carla Bianpoen, and Adele Tan.

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