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Art Jakarta wraps up with charity auction

Muthi Achadiat Kautsar
Muthi Achadiat Kautsar

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, August 12, 2018 | 04:31 pm
Art Jakarta wraps up with charity auction

It has been a week since Art Jakarta ended, but the festival’s impacts linger, thanks largely to the charity auction held on its closing day. (JP/Muthi Kautsar)

It has been a week since Art Jakarta ended, but the festival’s impacts linger, thanks largely to the charity auction held on its closing day.

The event sold three Masterpiece Refrigerators, offered by domestic appliances brand Modena in collaboration with artists Darbotz, Indra Dodi and Naufal Abshar.

Bidding for each refrigerator started at Rp 20 million (US$1,381.70) and all three brought in a total of Rp 170 million. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to a floating hospital project conducted by doctorSHARE.

Also on sale at the charity auction were 10 Art Carpets, a collaboration that involved home décor brand Mohoi and 10 artists, namely Indieguerillas, Aditya Novali, Abenk Alter, Darbotz, Radi Arwinda, Wedhar Riyadi, Bambang Toko, Roby Dwi Antono, Mujahiddin Nurrahman and Hendra Hehe Harsono.

Auction of these carpets raised more than Rp 300 million to be donated to Yayasan Mitra Museum Jakarta (Jakarta Museum Partner Foundation).

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This year’s Art Jakarta, which charged an entrance fee for the very first time, attracted 32,473 visitors, according to the committee. The figure was a slight drop from 47,000 visitors in 2017.

However, organizers had anticipated the decline, but decided to focus instead on improving the quality of the annual exhibition.

Galleries participating in this year’s Art Jakarta sold 60 to 80 percent of their artworks on display.

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