This exhibition, the first in the temporary exhibitions space within the new Asian
galleries, consists of the confronting and moving larger-than-life sculptures of human
suffering by Dadang Christanto.
Christanto's works speak eloquently for the victims of oppression and social injustice.
The sixteen male and female figures in this installation represent displaced victims,
mutely carrying the bodies of innocent men, women and children who have been killed -
testament to the inhumanity of man, a silent monument to communal grief.
Currently living in Darwin and working as a lecturer at the University of the Northern
Territory, Christanto has a significant reputation internationally as well as in own
country, Indonesia. His artistic oeuvre includes painting, drawing, performance, sculpture