Dadang Christanto, Missing, 2013, cast aluminium, enamel, gold leaf, 60x60x45cm

Hidden | Dadang Christanto

AUGUST 30, 2012 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

Drawing from his personal experience of racially fuelled violence in South East Asia, Dadang Christanto continues his quest to honour the victims of crimes against humanity. Christanto’s 30 Wuku heads represent the 30 days of the Javanese Pawukon calendar a salient reminder that people become victims every day of the year.

The series of heads in boxes uncover the layers of grief that lay just below the surface from the 1998 riots in Jakarta where many still suffer in isolation and silence. Christanto’s heads validate the suffering of those still living and pay respect to those who have sadly departed.