Gatot Indrajati: (re)construct . (re)konstruksi . (重)建
Image: Artist impression of one of the artworks to be presented in Gatot Indrajati: (re)construct . (re)konstruksi . (重)建. Image courtesy of the artist. Gatot Indrajati: (re)construct . (re)konstruksi . (重)建, is a Singapore Art Museum (SAM) commission by the Indonesian artist that encourages viewers to explore the developments of Southeast Asian identity via the influence of Chinese diaspora within the region. Central to the exhibition is the artist’s interpretations – or constructions – of Chinese custom, architecture and accoutrement, that manifest in three forms: a dragon boat, a structure recalling the Chinese Fujian dwelling of the Tulou, and a figure dressed in garments invoking Chinese-designs. Viewers are encouraged to contribute to this construction and reconstruction of what it means to be of and from the region, by making their own sculptural forms and interpretations using templates provided within the installation.