Exhibition dates: 15 August 2014 – 1 February 2015
East of the Wallace Line: Monumental Art from Indonesia and New Guinea explores the cultural characteristics of eastern Indonesia and coastal western New Guinea. Taking as its starting point the ‘Wallace Line’, an ecological demarcation first recognised by British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace that runs through Indonesia between Bali and Lombok and west of Sulawesi, the exhibition presents intricately decorated, large-scale sculptures and textiles, as well as more intimate personal and domestic objects. With more than 120 works from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, the exhibition features highlights from Yale University Art Gallery’s permanent collection and select loans, many either too large or too fragile to be regularly displayed. This exhibition is organised by none other than the OATG’s own creator, Ruth Barnes.
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