Supporters of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, aka Ahok, call for his release during a rally in Jakarta, on May 9, the day an Indonesian court sentenced him to two years in prison for blasphemy. Picture: AP

Absent Ahok, anti-Chinese sentiment on artists’ minds at Indonesia shows that test the bounds of tolerance

Pointed references to jailed former Jakarta governor contribute to dark mood at exhibitions in capital and Yogyakarta, but atmosphere is lighter at opening of private museum where belief in art as conduit for exchanging ideas is strong

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Supporters of former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, aka Ahok, call for his release during a rally in Jakarta, on May 9, the day an Indonesian court sentenced him to two years in prison for blasphemy. Picture: AP
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