A reprise of the confronting and moving, larger-than-life sculptures of human suffering by Dadang Christanto, first seen here at the launch of the new Asian galleries in 2003.
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 and installations.