POSE presents a critical observation of the spectacle of social class, the leisurely pursuits of elites influenced by shifting state power, market connectivity, and consumer culture. Included are a number of historically important works from the collection of Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik, including Maka lahirlah angkatan 66 (1966) by S. Sudjojono. This work relates to the student protests that occured in 1966, which also marked the birth of the New Order era. As well as Tulisan Putih (1972) by A.D Pirous, one of the winners of the Indonesian painting exhibition in 1974, which was marked by the protest of Desember (Black December) and the rise of The Indonesian New Art Movement (GSRB).
This is the first collaboration between Museum MACAN and the Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik (The Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, Jakarta). Where two organisations have undertaken collection research to explore the social histories attached to important modern artists, and embarked on this initiative to share this important knowledge and understanding to the Jakarta public. Highlights include the pairing of two works by S. Sudjojono, which depicts the Indonesian art scene in the 1970s. POSE (1975) is presented alongside High Level (1970) from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, Jakarta. These works portrayed the Indonesian art scene, including artists, art critics, gallerists, and collectors as a way to illustrate the societal changes in Indonesia after the establishment of the New Order and its focus on economic and political stability.
The exhibition also includes other works from the Museum MACAN Collection by artists who have keenly observed social shifts and societal, from Japan, China, the United States, and Britain, and presents works by A.D Pirous, Ahmad Sadali, But Muchtar, Damien Hirst, David LaChapelle, I Nyoman Masriadi, Jeff Koons, Keith Haring, Liu Ye, Richard Prince, S. Sudjojono, Srihadi Soedarsono, Takashi Murakami, Tang Zhi Gang, Wang Guangyi, Wang Xin, Yue Minjun, and Yoshimoto Nara.
POSE will be open to the public from 30 April-18 September 2022. Follow the latest updates on POSE via museummacan.org