Location: PROJECT SPACE & SPARE ROOM
Present Measures is a series of artworks that acknowledge and pay homage to the long history of female leadership in Indonesia. The work uses sourced black-and-white photographs from the 1959 edition of Api Kartini, an Indonesian magazine published by the women’s rights organisation, Gerwani.
Present Measures embellishes and decorates these images for solidarity and, in a desperate effort to acknowledge these women, draw our attention back to their tragically silenced voices.
Image: Yaya Sung, Melati Kindergarten in Nganjuk (Api Kartini, Year 1, No. 2, July 1959; page 4). Digital print on composite panel, paint, 80 x 80 cm.