Thursday 17 October｜5-6pm
“The Perspective of Mandala"
Heri Dono, artist
Constance de Monbrison, curator at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Heri Dono (b.1960) is a contemporary Indonesian artist known for his inventive mélange of traditional folk art with contemporary imagery. Throughout his practice, he combines diverse source material such as wayang kulit (shadow puppets), Western pop culture, and socio-political issues in paintings and installations. Dono has playfully but at the same time earnestly pursued his idea of peace through this unique aesthetical exploration.
Since his first exhibition in the 1980s, Dono has exhibited extensively around the world, collaborating in some 270 exhibitions and showing in international biennales including Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Bangkok Art Biennale, Venice Biennale, Guangzhou Triennial, Gwangju Biennale, Sharjah International Biennial, Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporania di Firenze, Taipei Biennial, Asia Pacific Triennial.
Constance de Monbrison
Curator at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
Art historian Constance de Monbrison is responsible for the Insulinde collections at the musée du quai Branly in Paris. After collaborating in the development and installation of the permanent visit of the Oceanic collections, in 2008 she was curator of the exhibition "In North Sumatra" alongside Pieter ter Keurs and of "Philippines, archipelago of exchanges "in 2013, with Corazon Alvina. In 2019, she was curator of an exhibition on the arts of Oceania "Art of the Great Ocean "at the National Museum of Shanghai in China.
Before joining the prefiguration team of the museum in 1997, she worked at the Pompidou Centre on the connections of Fernand Léger and the exhibition Fernand Léger (1996). She has coordinated two exhibitions with the Department of Painting of the Louvre, one in Taiwan in 1995 on "The evolution of the landscape in painting from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century" and the other in Japan in 1996 on "The art of portrait painting”. She also worked from 1986 until 1994 in a art gallery in Paris specialising in primitive art. At the same time, she spent thirteen years on the editorial staff of the Revue française de Psychosomatique.