FX Harsono is active/lives in Indonesia. FX Harsono is known for surreal figure painting, social commentary installation.
Biography FX Harsono
The folloiwng review is from The New York Times, March 11, 2010.
FX HARSONO'S REBELLIOUS, CRITICAL VOICE AGAINST 'BIG POWER' IN INDONESIA
By Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop
On a large black cloth, rows of traditional Indonesian theater Wayang
masks with their bottoms half severed stand upward, looking inward
toward their cut jaws that seem to emit silent screams. The Voices Controlled by the Powers,
the 1994 installation by FX Harsono, was made in response to the
Indonesian government's banning of the magazine Tempo after it
published an article exposing corruption in the Suharto regime.
The work exemplifies the Indonesian artist's belief that artists have a
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