Contributor: Ary Indra

Aside from his daily work practicing architecture as principal at Jakarta-based Aboday, Ary is also a freelance architecture writer and curator. In 2018, Ary was the chief curator of Indonesia Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale. He is currently touring his own talk show ‘AIBC’, targeted at young architects in regional Indonesia.

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Sunyata: The Poetics of Emptiness

Where European architecture starts with the exterior shape of the building, Asian buildings are imagined from the inside out. Curators of the acclaimed Indonesia Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018, Ary Indra and David Setiadi, elucidate how 'emptiness' is sculpted in Indonesian architecture, one remarkable building at a time.