India Abroad: Contemporary Art Goes International
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Lecture by Peter Nagy, Director of Gallery Nature Morte, India

Peter Nagy will present an in-depth look at the current contemporary art scene in India today, with special emphasis on the artists whose experimental and challenging works are taking them into the international arena. Background on the development of the market for Indian contemporary art, both within India and outside, in the past 15 years will be provided.

Contemporary Indonesian Art: The Development, The Application & The Enjoyment
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Lecture by Dr Oei Hong Djien, Entrepreneur & Retired Physician

The first part will be an introduction to the contemporary Indonesian art. When did contemporary Indonesian art start and what makes it different to the western concept of contemporary art? In the Indonesian art world the use of the terms modern and contemporary are mixed up and they are often used as synonyms. Jogyakarta, because of its history and condition is a conducive terrain for the development of contemporary Indonesian art. However its appreciation by the public and authorities has been slow. Many forms of contemporary art will be described and images will be shown. In the second part Dr. Oei will show how he used the contemporary Indonesian art to celebrate the wedding of his first son and how this kind of art can be highly entertaining.

**All lectures will be conducted in English and simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua will be available.

**Seats are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis; please book early.

Please reserve seat by fax to:
+852 2525 3856 on or before 17 November 2006
or by email to
Successful applicants will be notified through email or telephone.
For enquiry, please contact Ms. Sarah Kwok at +852 2978 9944.


Mr. Peter Nagy is an American artist and curator who has been based in New Delhi since 1992. He is the director of Gallery Nature Morte, which has operated in New Delhi since 1997, having previously existed in New York's East Village from 1982 to 1988. Since 2003, he has been a partner with Bose Pacia Gallery in New York and together the two galleries are at the forefront of taking Indian contemporary art to an international audience. In addition to organizing an exhibition of Indian art at the 2005 Venice Biennale, their participation in international art fairs in 2006 includes The Armory Show in New York, Art Basel, FIAC in Paris and Art Basel in Miami Beach. Mr. Nagy's writings on Indian contemporary art have appeared in a wide variety of publications and catalogs.

Dr. Oei Hong Djien, born in 1939 in Magelang, Indonesia, is an entrepreneur and retired physician. He graduated from the medical faculty of Universitas Indonesia in 1964 and did his postgraduate study in pathological anatomy at The Catholic University in Nijmegen, Netherlands in 1966-1968. He started collecting paintings about 25 years ago and soon broadened his interest to sculptures. He has a private museum of modern and contemporary Indonesian art in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The collection comprises about 1500 works of art. A book about his collection has been published with the title EXPLORING MODERN INDONESIAN ART. THE COLLECTION OF DR. OEI HONG DJIEN by DR. Helena Spanjaard. Dr. Oei has served as curator of Museum H. Widayat, located near Borobudur in Central Java since its opening in 1994 and is currently a board member of the Singapore Art Museum and member of the board of directors of Art Retreat in Singapore. He is also appointed as member of the board of advisers of the recently opened Jogya Gallery. He has written numerous essays and forwards for exhibition catalogues and several art-books. Dr. Oei has been a speaker in many art talks.