Writing in the Rain

FX Harsono

Asia Society Museum

A seminal figure in the Indonesian contemporary art scene, Harsono has been deeply engaged with social and political issues, including the role of the artist in the recovery of repressed histories, cultures, and identities. Writing in the Rain is a stark depiction of the artist writing his name in Chinese characters with a brush as rain slowly washes the ink away.

Image credit: FX Harsono, Writing in the Rain, video still courtesy the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art