Baik Art Gallery


Disclosures | 10 January – 24 February 2024

Tintin Wulia


“Tintin’s recent projects offers essential context, illuminating the interconnectedness between national happenings and the influence and complicity of external forces. They reveal how these forces have molded Indonesia’s modern history’s socio-political contours. In this way, her work establishes a dialogue between the personal and political, between hidden histories and communal memory, and between the banality of everyday life and the extraordinary events that shape it. This preoccupation can be seen across all of the works within this exhibition.” (Aaron Seeto, December 2023)

BAIK ART Jakarta is pleased to present Tintin Wulia: Disclosures. Tintin Wulia is an Indonesian Australian artist whose work reflects on globalisation and geopolitics and uses personal stories to unpick and lay them bare. For over 20 years she has researched the histories that have been told by the world’s dominant narrators, scrutinising their blind spots and systemic inequities and retelling them from nonconforming perspectives. Tintin’s recounting brings the past powerfully into the present and centres it on the voices of the periphery. Her works decode, reinterpret and represent history, orienting us to the current global situation in an effort to help collectively navigate towards a more socially just future.

Tintin Wulia: Disclosures is presented in parallel with Tintin Wulia: Secrets at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne. It is prepared in conjunction with Tintin’s artistic research project at the University of Gothenburg entitled Protocols of Killings: 1965, distance, and the ethics of future warfare, funded by the Swedish Research Council (2020-02828), and is co-supported by various institutions and collaborators.

This exhibition is supported by Artopologi.