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Forbidden Zone
Krisna Murti
Apr.5th, 2008-Apr.23rd, 2008
an Exhibition by Krisna Murti


Krisna Murti is best known for his video art. In his exhibition at Gaya Art Space in 2005, entitled ?Video Spa Therapy for Everyday Living?, Krisna Murti offered visitors a personal video therapy where only 4 persons could simultaneously enjoy a 15 minute ?therapy? session.

In ?Forbidden Zone?, he tries to map or reconstruct the identity passed down by the Dutch colonial discourse whilst reinterpreting the concept of landscape. Murti?s exhibition also reflects the artists personal experiences with regard to the question of identity. He supposes that the landscape in ?Forbidden Zone? is only a small portrait of a broader cultural position or collective identity. It is an attempt by a Balinese-Indonesian artist to understand his own reality. It seems that in fact we the Indonesian people have yet to really discuss and understand this reality.

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Colosseum
2008
duratrans, wooden box and light
22,2 x 53 x 7,5 cm
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