On Site: Eko Nugroho

Asia Society and Museum, New York, USA
Spring 2017


Eko Nugroho’s multidisciplinary practice uses humor to address social issues, including changes within the rapidly urbanizing society of his native Indonesia, the risk of religious fanaticism, and the breaking of traditional taboos by the younger generation. This exhibition featured Video Spotlight: Eko Nugrooho, an exhibition of three single-channel video works from the Asia Society Museum Collection: Bercerobong (Like a Chimney), 2002; The Breeder, 2003; and Let Me Love Me, 2004. The exhibition was complemented by a site-specific installation created by the artist in the Asia Society Visitor Center and the world premiere of his commissioned performance In the Name of Semelah, with his theater company Wayang Bocor, at Asia Society in January 2017.

Photo Courtesy of Asia Society and Museum and Studio Eko Nugroho