POST ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM Heri Dono
Dec 13th,2008 - Jan 13th,2009
A solo exhibition by Heri Dono
Curatorial text by Mikke Susanto
Some of the world?s ethnology museums display collections acquired during the period when their respective countries were major actors of Colonialism and Imperialism. These museum, to certain extent, justify the ?pastime? of their rulers from that period. They become an extension of that period?s spirit of conquest and annexation. Scores of the museum?s collections are spoils of wars in the past, a mobilized image of a nation and an expression of ?The Other? ---the conquered?projected into the cultural space of the nation of conquerors.