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Dadang Christanto

2005
Hari Ho

type C photograph on paper (frame: 77.2 cm x 102.4 cm, image: 52.5 cm x 60.0 cm)

Dadang Christanto (b. 1957), artist, was born into an Indonesian family of Chinese descent in Tegal, a small village in Central Java, Indonesia. He studied painting in Yogyakarta, where he became an active member of the arts community. In the 1980s he was the first artist in Indonesia to undertake installation, and he was one of the first Indonesian artists to enter the international art world in the early 1990s. A frequent visitor to Australia during the 1990s, he settled in Darwin during 1999 and moved to Brisbane in 2006. With a body of work encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and performance, over the last two decades Christanto has won critical acclaim for his ability to evoke reflections on universal human suffering and communal grief. His work has been acquired by many Australian galleries and major collections in Asia and Europe. Hari Ho's photograph refers to Christanto's installation Heads From the North, in the sculpture garden of the National Gallery of Australia.

Purchased 2007
© Hari Ho/Copyright Agency, 2022

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Artist and subject

Hari Ho (age 57 in 2005)

Dadang Christanto (age 48 in 2005)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

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