by Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 15 January 2013

Following his Superhero Photography series which gave popular comic superheroes a proper place in history by inserting them in old wartime photos, Jakarta-based artist Agan Harahap is back with Garden Fresh, where zoo animals go to the supermarket environment and are ‘confronted by a new reality that is in conflict with their natural habits and habitats’. A pelican shops for fish, a bunny sniffs out green produce, and a tiger sticks its nose among frozen chicken meat, for instance. Reminds us of the human race actually.