OPENING JAN 11 | BANGKOK
Entang Wiharso Solo Exhibition
“Half Degree of Separation”
January 11 - February 25, 2018
Tang Contemporary Art | 3rd Floor, The Peninsula Plaza, Rajdamri Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
Opening Reception: Thursday January 11, 2018, from 6 – 8pm
Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok is proud to announce Entang Wiharso first solo exhibition in Thailand: “Half Degree of Separation”
Entang Wiharso is one of Indonesia’s leading contemporary artists, particularly known for his large scale paintings, wall sculptures and installations. Wiharso’s work obstinately concentrates on his own personal experiences and culture, focusing on national identity, migration, race, political states and power conflicts. To him, creating work is a way of understanding the human condition, of heightening our ability to perceive, feel and understand human problems like love, hate, fanaticism, religion, and ideology.
Wiharso’s recent works continues focusing on themes related to migration, the Indonesian diaspora, the settlement of land, the power of ownership and the idea of belonging, through the lens of family and history. He looks at the land and seas as a site of history and trade: the personal reasons and motivating factors that shape social systems, and the interconnections, philosophy and conflicts that still impact us today. How are the histories of migration, ecology and culture contained in our ideas and actions today? The tableaux of the family reflects a timeline of events unfolding over generations and is a narrative about cross-cultural love and compromise, examining how external pressures and expectations unfold within private relationships.