NGV Launches First eBook
The National Gallery of Victoria has released its first ebook to mark the opening of its exhibition, RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art – Jompet Kuswidananto and Eko Nugroho.
The ebook features rich multimedia elements, including interviews and videos of the artists working in their hometown of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and installing their artworks at the NGV. Also included are essays on the artists written by exhibition curator, Kelly Gellatly.
Jompet Kuswidananto and Eko Nugroho are members of the art community that centres on the vibrant central Java city of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Jompet is an installation artist, while Nugroho works across diverse media; creating paintings, murals and handmade comic books, contemporary updates of the tradition of shadow puppet theatre, and collaborations with local craftspeople to produce embroideries.
As a pairing, the artists shine light on the effervescent contemporary Indonesian art scene and present a wide-ranging, yet precise snapshot of this world.
RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art is now available for free download in the iTunes Store.