11 December 2014
Grand Parade At The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
The Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam has commissioned Grand Parade - a major art installation for its Great Hall — by the renowned Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto.
In his work he shows a constantly changing world and the way in which the identity of individuals and groups change with it. Dozens of human figures with drums and weapons, motorbikes and horses meet each other in the middle of the big square.
This meeting produces a huge spectacle of light, sound and movement: drums begin to beat, hands start clapping and from the loudspeakers the sound of the revelry of a parade or the tumult of a demonstration can be heard. Grand Parade is on display until 22 March 2015.