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How Human

Leather belts, chain. dimensions variable

2012

Discussing topics related to religion is sensitive. Nowadays, being critical and asking questions has become very taboo in Indonesian society. The words ‘How human is your religion?’ are only readable in the work when the belts are shown laid flat. I made this work in honour of Abdurrahman Wahid, or Gus Dur, former President of Indonesia and an important figure in Islamic thought and social activism. His moderate attitude and humanitarian vision lead him to question conventional religious boundaries.