Trans-Figurations : Mythologies indonésiennes

Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton

Artists : Heri Dono, Arie Dyanto, Mella Jaarsma, Jompet Kuswidananto, Agung Kurniawan, Eko Nugroho, Garin Nugroho,
Ariadyhitya Pramuhendra, Eko Prawoto, Bayu Widodo, Tintin Wulia
Curator : Hervé Mikaeloff
Scenographer : Alain Batifoulier and Simon de Tovar
Location : Espace culturel Louis Vuitton
Director : François Combin
Montage : Flavien Regnault
Music : Katoy
Production : Urubu Films

For its 16th exhibition, the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton continues its regular exploration of emerging artistic scenes in distant countries with the presentation of Trans-Figurations – Indonesian Mythologies. Starting June 24th, the Espace culturel invites visitors to discover an energetic and effervescent generation of Indonesian artists.

Consisting of more than seventeen thousand islands and a population of two hundred and forty million inhabitants, Indonesia is the fourth most highly populated country in the world. Nowadays, it is a secular democracy in which all religious movements live side by side. At the centre of the island of Java is the city of Yogyakarta, a real “hive of artistic activity” marked by its ancient beliefs, its history and its geography, which are a continual source of inspiration for artists. There, at the foot of the Merapi Volcano (one of the most active in the world), lives the majority of the eleven artists whose work will be displayed. They have come to Paris to produce a new work or reconfigure specially selected artworks, showcased by Alain Batifoulier’s decisively contemporary scenography