Face to face with enigmatic puppets

Artist Iwan Effendi says the most important feature of puppets is the face.
Artist Iwan Effendi says the most important feature of puppets is the face.ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN

Artist Iwan Effendi's show, Face To Face, explores the process of producing puppets

Indonesian artist Iwan Effendi's new show at Mizuma Gallery is all about faces, but they are the still faces belonging to inanimate puppets.

Face To Face, which opens tomorrow, features about 20 puppets and 20 charcoal and pencil drawings of dreamy faces.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2019, with the headline 'Face to face with enigmatic puppets'. Print Edition | Subscribe