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I was honored to make this Artist Statement for one of my favorite artists, Poklong Ananding. His work, Untitled (Caskets), runs in the Jakarta Biennale from February 7 to 27, 2009.

Jakarta Biennale XIII 2009

Poklong Ananding’s Untitled (Caskets) depicts humanity’s often-unconscious obsession with materiality – to collect a piece of a dream. Nebulous desires take shape in the manufacturer’s production line – to be bought and discarded on a whim. What is wanted is acquired; what was consumed is discarded without a thought. In this world, possessions make the man, and value can be assigned to him on the basis of his accumulation. [Click here for full text]

Photo credit: MM Yu


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