Ahmad Sadali in retrospective

Galeri Nasional

The  late Ahmad Sadali (1924-1987) was touted as the father of Indonesia’s abstract art. But the artist himself made a unique statement when he shunned people’s reference to him as an abstractionist, although he confided to his son that culturally there is no other way to describe his works besides an abstract.

In light of this puzzling dichotomy, Galeri Nasional from 25 June until 14 July once again showcased the local maestro’s works to bring back to life the arguments about the way this archipelago country perceives the language of visual expression.

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