Heri Dono

Heri Dono: The World and I

October 30, 2014 — December 20, 2014


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Flying Angels, 1996

fiberglass, fabric, bamboo, acrylic paint, electronic and mechanic devices, cable, automatic timer

10 pieces, each 39 x 24 x 10 in. (100 x 60 x 25 cm)

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Operation Mind Control, 1999

fiberglass, metal plate, wood, barbed wire, adaptor, drinking glass, wire plate, cable, automatic timer

11 pieces, each 22 x 22 x 4 in. (56 x 56 x 10 cm)

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Inner City, 1999

fiberglass, enamel paint, electronic and mechanic devices, bulb, cable, zinc plate, automatic timer

71 x 28 x 18 in. (180 x 72 x 45 cm)

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Clinic Primata, 2001

fiberglass, book attached with paper collage, transparent acrylic plate, wood

7 pieces, each 7 x 8 x 12 in. (18 x 21 x 31 cm)

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Terorist Batik (Terrorist), 1984

batik

41 x 49 in. (104 x 123 cm)

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Banteng V Pistol (Bull Versus Pistol), 1984

batik

29 x 36 in. (73 x 90 cm)

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Kondektur Dibunuh (A Conductor Gets Shot), 1992

acrylic and collage on paper

26 x 32 in. (65 x 80 cm)

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Tan Malaka February 1949, 2008

acrylic on canvas

59 x 79 in. (150 x 200 cm)

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The Bearer of B-29, 2011

acrylic on canvas

78 ¼ x 59 ½ in. (200 x 150 cm)

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Dua Pandora (Two Pandoras), 2012

acrylic on canvas

63 x 78 in. (160 x 200 cm)

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Jalasveva Jaya Mahe, 2013

acrylic on canvas

63 x 79 in. (160 x 200 cm)

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The Monkey Astronaut, 2013

acrylic on canvas

78 x 58 ½ in. (200 x 150 cm)

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Shooting Nose, 2014

acrylic on canvas

33 x 55 in. (85 x 140 cm)

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Installation View of "The World and I" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 30 - December 20, 2014

 

 

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Installation View of "The World and I" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 30 - December 20, 2014

 

 

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Installation View of "The World and I" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, October 30 - December 20, 2014

 

 

Works

INSTALLATION VIEWS

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Tyler Rollins Fine Art is pleased to host the first New York solo exhibition for Heri Dono, taking place from October 30 – December 20, 2014. Entitled The World and I, the exhibition features an overview of paintings, sculptures, and installations from throughout his thirty-year career.  It follows a major mid-career survey of Dono’s work, The World and I: Heri Dono’s Art Odyssey, on view earlier this year at Art 1: New Museum in Jakarta, Indonesia, for which a 260 page catalogue was published.

One of Indonesia’s most well known and internationally active contemporary artists, Dono has achieved iconic status both internationally and in his native Indonesia. Born in Jakarta in 1960, and a graduate of the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta, Dono early on developed a distinctive style that came out of his extensive experimentation with the most popular form of Javanese folk theatre, wayang, a vibrant and eclectic art form that enacts complex narratives, often derived from ancient mythology, incorporating music with performances by two-dimensional shadow puppets as well as more lifelike wooden puppets and even human actors. Dono’s elaborate sculptural installations take inspiration from these puppets, bringing them into the contemporary world of machines, robots, and television. Often featuring unusual juxtapositions of motifs, a variety of moving parts, and sound and video components, these multi-media works make powerful statements about political and social issues as well as the often jarring interrelationship between globalization and local cultures. With his paintings, Dono creates fantastical worlds of strange, hybrid creatures and oblique narratives, inspired by the colorful characters and stories of wayang, as well as contemporary issues.

Since his first showings in the early 1980s, he has exhibited extensively around the world, participating in 270 exhibitions including numerous international biennials, such as: Guangzhou Triennial (2011); Gwangju Biennale (2006 and 1995); Sharjah Biennial (2005); Taipei Biennial (2004); Venice Biennale (2003); Asia Pacific Triennial (2002 and 1993); Yokohama Triennial (2001); Havana Biennial (2000); Shanghai Biennale (2000); Sydney Biennale (1996); São Paolo Biennial (2004 and 1996). Key international museum exhibitions include: Negotiating Home, History and Nation: Two Decades of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia 1991-2011, Singapore Art Museum (2011); Wind from the East, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2007); Cities on the Move, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, traveled to Hayward Gallery, London, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Siam Centre, Bangkok (1999); Traditions / Tensions, Asia Society, New York (1996); New Art from Southeast Asia, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space (1992); Man and Human Expression, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (1991); Modern Indonesian Art: Three Generations of Tradition and Change, 1945-1990, Sewall Gallery, Rice University, Houston, traveled to San Diego, Oakland, Seattle, and Honolulu (1990).

GENERAL PRESS

Fukuoka Museum – Asia Collection 100, Heri Dono

December, 2015


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Art Radar, 10 pavilions to see at the 56th Venice Biennale

August, 2015


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Venice Biennale Catalogue, Heri Dono

May, 2015


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Artnews, In Deep Water

May, 2015


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Ocula, A Conversation With Heri Dono

May, 2015


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Blouin Artinfo, Heri Dono’s “Voyage – Trokomod”

April, 2015


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The Jakarta Post, Heri Dono

March, 2015


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Art Loft, Why Southeast Asian Art Now?

December, 2014


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Art Asia Pacific, Heri Dono

November, 2014


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Today’s Zaman, Arter exhibition connects Southeast Asian art to a global perspective

September, 2014


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Jakarta Globe, A Glimpse Into the Larger-Than-Life World of Heri Dono

August, 2014


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The New York Times, An Indonesian Storyteller Ahead of His Time

May, 2013


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Re – Play #1, Heri Dono

January, 2013


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Negotiating Home History and Nation, Heri Dono

2011


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Asian Art Now

2010


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The Dying King & I, Heri Dono

January, 2008


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Wind from the East, Heri Dono

2007


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Modern Indonesian Art, Heri Dono

2006


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Upside Down Mind, Heri Dono

March, 2003


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Asia-Pacific Triennial, Heri Dono

2002


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Heri Dono: Dancing Demons and Drunken Deities

October, 2000


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Mythical Monsters in Contemporary Society, Heri Dono

1999


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Traditions/Tensions, Heri Dono

1996


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Adelaide Installations, Heri Dono

1994


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Soul, Spirit, and Mountain, Preoccupations of Contemporary Indonesian Painters

1994


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Asia-Pacific Triennial, Heri Dono

1993


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