An exhibition on the impassioned pursuit of a free Indonesia after a long period of colonial domination. It looks at how people fought, how they negotiated, and how the revolution defined lives.
We will reflect a history with many faces and many voices, by zooming in on the personal stories of individuals who lived through these events from 1945 to 1949.
CURATORS The team of Indonesian and Dutch curators will bring together stories, historical objects, artworks, propaganda posters, films and photographs that testify to a turbulent past.
The curator's team consists of
Amir Sidharta, Curator and researcher, owner Sidharta Auctioneer and director Museum Lippo / Museum Universitas Pelita Harapan, Tangerang, located in Jakarta Bonnie Triyana, Historian and Editor-in-Chief of Historia.ID, based in Jakarta Harm Stevens, Curator of History, Rijksmuseum Marion Anker, Junior Curator of History, Rijksmuseum Further collaborating on the exhibition
Timoteus Anggawan Kusno, Visual artist, based in Yogyakarta Aminudin TH Siregar, Ph.D. candidate Art History, Leiden University Remco Raben, Professor of Colonial and post-colonial literary and cultural history, University of Amsterdam Sadiah Boonstra, Curator and Historian, former Asia Scholar (Melbourne University), based in Jakarta Maria Rey-Lamslag, Documentary maker, curator and researcher, based in Rotterdam The exhibition is supported by the Johan Huizinga Fonds/Rijksmuseum Fonds.