Colonial heritage in focus
Rotterdam-based photographer with Indonesian roots Stacii Samidin was commissioned by Rotterdam’s World Museum to make the series Merdeka!.
Stacii travelled to Indonesia and went in search of the traces left by the Dutch presence. Merdeka is a frequently used expression in the Indonesian and Moluccan communities and means freedom or independence. The exhibition constitutes a personal reflection on the colonial remnants Samidin encountered in present-day Indonesia and the Netherlands. In his exhibition for the World Museum Samidin looks beyond the year 1949.
Merdeka! is on show from 2 October as part of the Dossier Indië exhibition.