Pierre Nachbaur

Interview with Bruce W. Carpenter, co-author of “Batak Sculpture”

Why was the reason behind the book?
After researching and authoring four books on expatriate artists in Bali I was ready to write about my true love the tribal art of Indonesia which I feel has always been under-appreciated in spite of its power and significance. The opportunity came to do so when I was invited by my good friend, Achim Sibeth, then Southeast Asia curator at Frankfurt's World Museum and renowned Batak expert, to join him.

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