BAWWABA "AGAINST DISAPPEARANCE" | HALL 3 | BOOTH G10
Yeo Workshop is pleased to present new works by Maryanto (Indonesia) at Art Dubai, Bawwaba, a section in the fair spotlighting notable artists from the Global South, curated by Vipash Purichanont. Expanding on his past research into various areas of exploitation in Indonesia such as volcanic sand mining around Mount Merapi and oil dredging in Wonocolo, East Java, Maryanto continues to bring attention to environmental issues in the country. This time, he sheds light on the rampant development of palm oil plantations in South Kalimantan and the gradual encroachment of its forests as a result. At the same time, he touches on the themes of transmigration, ownership, and capitalism. While Maryanto does not set out to frame his practice as environmental activism, his works can be considered as aspirational: bringing public awareness to issues that he is otherwise not able to change on his own.