Self, Humanity and Nature: Works by Semsar Siahaan

July 14 – July 29, 1999

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Self, Humanity, and Nature is a personal journey for Semsar Siahaan (an Indonesian artist currently in residence at the University of Victoria’s Visual Arts Department), illustrating his transition from life in Indonesia to life in the free, natural environment of Canada. The exhibit will include eight pieces, ranging from large-scale oil-on-canvas paintings to smaller sketches and drawings.

About the Artist: Born in Medan, Sumatra, Siahaan is a cosmopolitan activist artist know throughout Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Australia. He is the co-founder of sever NGOs dedicated to working for human rights issues in Indonesia His posters and banners are found at human rights and democracy demonstrations throughout Indonesia.