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(Foreground) Ade Darmawan distils essential oils from spices to have them drip on and gradually destroy propaganda books on Suharto.

ila examines the Singapore Malay identity as one with vanishing connections to Indonesia.

Close-up of Ade Darmawan’s distillation process.

Melati Suryodarmo documents the subversive Reog dance in Java.

Against The Tide

Arus Balik, a new art exhibition at NTU CCA, finds inspiration from Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s least-known novel
12/04/2019 - 05:50

THE COMPLEX HISTORY of the Malay Archipelago is investigated in Arus Balik, a new exhibition curated by the influential Belgian art historian and critic Phillipe Pirotte for the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (NTU CCA) in Gillman Barracks.

Prof Pirotte was chatting with Ade Darmawan,

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