flower generation #2 by eko nugroho flower generation #2 by eko nugroho
apr 24, 2013

flower generation #2 by eko nugroho

flower generation #2 by eko nugrohoeko nugroho‘flower generation II’, 2012photo by oki permatasari




our modern society is caught up by both the beauty of technology and nature. trying to find a balance between these two things which is posing a challenge. with the development of- and increased use of- personal mobile devices, we have forgotten what peace and reconciliation are–the notion of togetherness having become something subordinate. eko nugroho re-introduces ideas of unity and harmony back into our culture through his sculptural series ‘flower generation’, referencing the peace movement of the late 60’s and 70’s as a reminder to us that we are descendants of that wave of that campaign. his work is embedded in local traditions and global popular culture marked by a strong socio-political commentary. the two life-size figures the indonesian artist has created are seen either holding a gun, or on all fours, their vulnerability blanketed in a suit of bright pink flowers. nugroho’s ‘flower generation #2’ (2012) is being exhibited in ‘sip! indonesian art today’ at berlin’s ARNDT gallery from april 27th to june 1st, 2013.



detail of the flowers which cover the figurephoto by oki permatasari



‘the new flower generation’, 2009photos by desi suryanto


detail of the initial piece of the series whereby the eyes of the ‘masked’ can be seenphotos by desi suryanto



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