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Art Sampoerna set to support local contemporary artists

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, May 17, 2017 | 11:19 am
Art Sampoerna set to support local contemporary artists

A painting by Ida Bagus Putu Purwa. Themed “Flow into Now”, Art Sampoerna aims to support local contemporary artists and inspire young generations. (Art Sampoerna's website/File)

The first installment of Art Sampoerna is slated to run from May 19 to 21 at The Atrium, Sampoerna Strategic Building in South Jakarta.

Themed “Flow into Now”, the art exhibition aims to support local contemporary artists and inspire younger generations.

Held in partnership between publishing company Mobiliari Group and Putera Sampoerna Foundation, Art Sampoerna will feature 49 local artists from different disciplines, including photographer Christina Phan, sculptor Dolorosa Sinaga, painter Indyra, architect Marcello Sidharta and painter Ida Bagus Putu Purwa.

The event's curator Rizki A Zaelani explained during a media interview on Wednesday that Art Sampoerna will showcase Jakarta’s art scene, which encompasses many different art forms.

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Discussing the event’s concept, Rizki said Art Sampoerna will be a combination of art fair and exhibition, allowing attendees to purchase the artworks.

“Though the concept is similar to an art fair, we will present the artworks in an exhibition model,” explained Rizki.

However, unlike an art fair, the event will not involve art galleries. "We invited the artists directly," said Rizki.

In addition to the art fair, Art Sampoerna will also host workshops and discussions. (kes)

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