Face to face with puppets

Indonesian artist Iwan Effendi is holding his second solo show at Mizuma Gallery.
Indonesian artist Iwan Effendi is holding his second solo show at Mizuma Gallery.ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN

SINGAPORE - 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 on Saturday (June 8), features about 20 puppets and 20 charcoal and pencil drawings of dreamy faces.

The co-founder of Papermoon Puppet Theatre trained in visual arts, and this show is his way of exploring the process of making puppets. The most important feature of puppets, he says, are the faces: "That's the first encounter, the element that the audience will recognise as a living thing with the eyes."

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