The old black-and-white pictures of life in the Dutch Indies on show at Erasmus Huis gallery were once education materials for school children in the Netherlands. The photographs, called schoolplaten or school plates, gave pupils in the Netherlands a glimpse of life as it was far away in Borneo, Papua, […]

Colonial Photographer Exhibition: Jakarta, West Java

“It was the paradox between the loudness of the compositions and the stillness of the content,” says Jim Supangkat, asked what struck him when encountering Ay Tjoer Christine’s artwork. He is the curator of Ay’s exhibition Silent Supper, currently on show at the Ark Galerie, South Jakarta.

‘Silent Supper’ Exhibition: Jakarta, West Java