UMI DACHLAN: METAPHORS FOR HUMANITY


An exterior shot of Asia Art Center, housing Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan
An exterior shot of Asia Art Center, housing Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan
An image of Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
An image of Cheong Soo Pieng: A Centenary Celebration in Taiwan within Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
An image of works by Cheong Soo Pieng hung in Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
UMI DACHLAN:
METAPHORS FOR HUMANITY


The abstract artist Umi Dachlan (1942-2009) is an emblematic figure of Indonesia’s post-independence art world. At a time when the country’s political tensions seeped into aesthetic debates, her paintings navigated the fine lines between nationalism, religion and modernity. Having experienced the height of ideological conflict, she created artworks that reflected on the universal state of humanity.

This publication offers a fresh overview of Dachlan’s artistic process and outlines her place in the story of Indonesian abstraction. Examining her output from the 1960s to the late 1990s, ‘Umi Dachlan: Metaphors for Humanity’ addresses her absence within the larger narrative of Indonesian art history. The book showcases an extensive selection of her work and includes essays in English, Bahasa Indonesia and Chinese.

Read the introduction and first chapter of our book here.

Title: Umi Dachlan: Metaphors for Humanity
Author: Vivyan Yeo
Publisher: Art Agenda, S.E.A.
Size: 19cm x 24cm x 2.2cm
Weight: 800g

Date: 2021
ISBN: 978-981-14-9446-8
Paperback, 248 pages


SGD 135 | IDR 1,380,000
SGD 108 | IDR 1,100,000 (20% off for a limited time)

Available in Singapore from 5th March and in Indonesia from 18th March

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