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Artist of the Week / A sculptor with a Heart and Soul HSoA Patron Dolorosa Sinaga

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Dolorosa Sinaga

This week we would like to introduce you to our newest Patron and International Sculptor, Dolorosa Sinaga, Dean of the Jakarta Institute for the Arts. As a legendary sculptor, Dolorosa thrives on bearing her soul to the world’s eyes to give attention to overlooked social problems. Her thematic works, and their depth, stem from a deep concern for the welfare of all people.

“All sculptures that I have created bear my soul. I have no specific agenda in my creative process, mainly my reaction toward something and the background behind that. The process is simple. When I fail, I simply try again,”

Her strong socio-political themes mainly revolve around the welfare of Indonesian women. In a patriarchal society such as Indonesia, the rights of women tend to be brushed aside or not taken as seriously by the public, who are raised with the idea that a woman must always be submissive to a man’s whims. httpshh://www.thejakartapost.com/life/20...

Dolorosa’s latest project is the BUNG KARNO BERDIRI DI ALJAZAIR sculpture erected in Algiers this month.

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Bung Karno contributed significantly to the movement to liberate Algeria from French colonisation. He is highly regarded and remembered for his support of the independent African countries from European colonisation and is honoured with sculptures in Cairo, Egypt, Rabat, Morocco and many other cities in Africa.

Read Dolorosa's book for further background on her work.

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