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Museum Macan plans to expand on first anniversary

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, November 6, 2018 | 12:31 pm
Museum Macan plans to expand on first anniversary

The cafe area of Museum Macan is served by 1/15 Coffee. (Museum Macan/File)

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum Macan) celebrates its first anniversary, which falls in November, by expanding in size and presenting three solo presentations.

Acquiring the floor above its current space, the museum plans to open an exhibition space, auditorium and library. They will cover 7,107 square meters in total. An outdoor area is also said to be planned. 

Read also: Museum Macan to mark first anniversary with conceptual performances, interactive exhibitions

A child visitor peeps through the hole of 'I Want to Love on a Festival Night' ( 2015 ), an interactive installation at Yayoi Kusama's exhibition Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, which was held at Museum Macan  from May 12 to Sept. 9.A child visitor peeps through the hole of 'I Want to Love on a Festival Night' ( 2015 ), an interactive installation at Yayoi Kusama's exhibition Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, which was held at Museum Macan from May 12 to Sept. 9. (Museum Macan/File)

Three solo presentations by contemporary, conceptual artists of Asia will start on Nov. 17. These will be The Past has not Passed (Masa Lalu Belumlah Berlalu) by Indonesia’s Arahmaiani, Seven Stories by Taiwanese-American artist Lee Mingwei and a reading of One Million Years, a book by Japanese author On Kawara, that will mark the artist’s debut in Indonesia.

Welcoming more than 350,000 visitors since November last year, the museum has presented many programs, including two First Sight events prior to its grand opening, the inaugural exhibition Art Turns, World Turns, Exploring the Collection of the Museum Macan, UOB Museum Macan Children’s Art Space Commission and the acclaimed Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, which attracted more than 30,000 students and 13,000 children as visitors. (wir/wng)

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