IF WE WERE XYZ | Melati Suryodarmo

When 17 Oct 2019
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Where Asia Society New York
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
United States
Enquiry 212.288.6400

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3-6pm
Friday, October 18, 2019, 5-8pm

Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo premieres a durational performance work IF WE WERE XYZ at Asia Society. In this new work, she explores dreams–both in the sense of the subconscious experiences we have while sleeping and the conscious aspirations we have when awake. Drawing upon Javanese mysticism, traditional beliefs, the artist’s own dreams documented in a self-devised sleep laboratory, and other sources, Suryodarmo’s intensive research process leads to a visceral and immediate three-hour performance.

Entry with museum admission and permitted at any point during the three-hour performance. For more information please click here.

Image: Portrait of Melati Suryodarmo at the Pawn, Hong Kong, 2013. Photo by Ann Woo for ArtAsiaPacific.