Art And Design

  • Murakami's aged men show Japan's post-disaster spirituality

    In the gentrified kitsch landscape Takashi Murakami depicts, 500 grotesque priests parade along dazzlingly colorful giant panels.

  • A glimpse of upper-class lifestyle in the early days of modern Korea

    The early 20th-century hanok mansion Baek In-je House overlooks Bukchon Hanok Village, high-rise office towers in Jongno and major landmarks of the capital city such as Namsan Tower.

  • New fair opens doors to Asian art collectors

    Singapore Contemporary, a new art fair, will be presented from Jan 21-24, adding new luster to the city-state's developing, vibrant art landscape.

  • Waxwork museum opens in Ancol

    A museum of life-size wax statues officially opened in the Ancol Beach Mall in North Jakarta on Wednesday, offering visitors the opportunity to marvel at and take selfies with world-famous celebrities.

  • Gateway to Jakarta's Chinatown revitalized

    The outcome of the revitalization project of the Kota Tua area in the north part of Jakarta has gradually appeared following the work being completed on the former Chung Hwa drugstore in the capital's Chinatown, Glodok.

  • UNESCO, museums warn of extremist threats to Libya artifacts

    Greek and Roman antiquities and prehistoric artwork are under threat from Islamic State extremists in lawless Libya, leading world museums and the U.N. cultural agency said Tuesday.

  • Chinese painting and calligraphy coming to Jakarta

    At the request of Chinese president Xi Jinping, who first proposed the idea of a 21st century “maritime silk road” when speaking in Indonesia in 2013, PT Bauing Construction Indonesia has initiated a Chinese painting and calligraphy exhibition, set to be held in Balai Kartini, Jakarta, later this month.

  • Travel back through time along the spice trail at 'Jalur Rempah' Museum Week

    The third installation of the Museum Week series, themed Jalur Rempah (spice trail), was officially opened by Culture and Education Minister Anies Baswedan at the Indonesian National Museum in Jakarta on Sunday. The event will run until Oct. 25, showcasing the history and stories of Jalur Rempah through a series of seminars, dining experiences, botanical exhibitions, art installations and educational activities for kids.



  • Ceramics artists showcase work in Identity exhibition

    Thirteen Indonesian ceramics artists are showcasing their artworks in an exhibit launched on Friday that will run through Oct. 25.



  • Island in focus: DP suggests deportation of UK journalists

    Member of Indonesian Press Council (DP) Yosep “Stanley” Adi Prasetyo suggested on Thursday the Batam District Court deport British journalists Neil Bonner and Becky Posser for visa violations.

  • Andhika Muksin: Astounded by the Power of Art

    Andhika Muksin is among the country’s rising artists who have made a name for themselves through social media.

  • Science werk: Exploring different styles of design

    The Indonesian creative industry has seen a significant rise in the past few years as local companies begin to establish — or reestablish — themselves with increasing brand awareness.

  • Create Your Own Design: New startup bridges art lovers & artists

    With the belief that there is an artist inside each of us web developer-turned-entrepreneur Kevin Osmond and his crew created Printerous.

  • Independence through the eyes of contemporary artists

    To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence, a group of contemporary artists is inviting the public to take a deeper look into the country’s history.

  • Home Projects

    He has built signature buildings for his clients at home and abroad but architect Budi Pradono cannot hide his love for his two major projects — the nature-inspired P-House and the bold urban creation, Rumah Miring (leaning house).

  • Budi Pradono: Toilet Tales: Bathrooms then and now

    A new exhibition compares bathrooms around the world, including in Indonesia, and illustrates the social, economic and political developments that have influenced and affected bathroom design.

  • Santai Furniture Layered with tradition

    The simple traditional lifestyle of Java caught the attention of German native Dennis Pluemer. Having a fascination with Southeast Asian culture, Pluemer, 31, visited Indonesia and was subsequently enthralled by the country’s rich heritage during his time in Java.

  • Jakarta Textile Museum hosts songket exhibition

    Jakarta Textile Museum is hosting a songket (traditional cloth) exhibition, which displays around 100 pieces, from various provinces in Indonesia from Aug. 19 to Sept. 20.

  • Photo hotspot

    A man poses for photographs next to a pair of roadside mailboxes that were uniformly bent by a falling signboard during Typhoon Soudelor earlier this month in Taipei, Taiwan.

  • ‘Supermodels’ Celebrates Dutch Design

    A good design is more than just beauty — that’s a lesson an ongoing exhibition is trying to instill.