Straddling European and Javanese culture, Raden Saleh occupied a highly complex position and was seen as either a proto-nationalist or a European bourgeois. This talk by Mikke Susanto explores his multi-faceted life and artistic legacy, while touching on key paintings in Between Worlds.
Note: This talk is conducted in Bahasa Indonesia, with simultaneous translation in English.
Mikke Susanto teaches art history at the Indonesia Institute of Fine Arts (ISI), Yogyakarta and is also one of the curatorial consultants for the Presidential Collection of the Republic of Indonesia. He has curated numerous exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad. His most recent major publication was on Indonesia’s founding president Sukarno titled, Bung Karno: Patron & Collector of Indonesian Art.