Edwin's Gallery - one of the most active and the longest-running private art galleries in Indonesia.
Edwin's Gallery was founded and established in 1984 by Edwin Rahardjo. On 2009 the gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary. Up to October 2009, there have been 150 exhibitions hosted by the gallery, covering the media of paintings, prints, sculptures, objects, new media arts, as well as tapestries of more than 200 artists of various generations. Among the significant modernists exhibited were S. Sudjojono, Mochtar Apin, Affandi, Srihadi Soedarsono, Djoko Pekik, Sunaryo, Donald Friend, Rudolf Bonet, and Le Mayeur, just to mention a few.
However, since the early 1990s, the gallery's focus has been to promote young, contemporary and emerging artists. Hence, artists like Heri Dono, Nyoman Masriadi, Sigit Santoso, Entang Wiharso, and even the younger ones such as Ayu Arista Murti, Ay Tjoe Christine, Bunga J, have shared their histories with the gallery.
As early as 1989, the gallery had pioneered the production of exhibitions that are seriously curated, involving distinguished independent curators and art critics, namely Sanento Yuliman, Jim Supangkat, and Suwarno Wisetrotomo even though that was not yet a common practise in Indonesian art scene then. Younger curators and art critics such as Farah Wardhani, Agung Hujatnikajennong, Enin Supriyanto, Aminudin TH Siregar and Rifky Effendy have also regularly worked on the various gallery projects. Strong curatorial tradition is important for the production of quality exhibitions. By doing so, Edwin wishes that he would be able to continually give essential contribution to the Indonesian contemporary art discourse.
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