Boedi Widjaja: Declaration of

When 11 Sep 2019 - 7 Nov 2019
Where Helwaser Gallery
833 Madison Ave 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021
United States
Enquiry 646.476.7760

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sep 11, 6-8 pm
Artist Performance & Conversation with Boon Hui Tan: Saturday, Sep 14, 2-4pm
Literary Reading: Monday, Sep 16, 7-9 pm

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.

The viewing room for Boedi Widjaja: Declaration of will open in conjunction with the exhibition, on September 11, 2019.

Image courtesy of the organizer.

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