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Galleries, collectors to participate in Jakarta contemporary art fair in August

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, July 26, 2016  /  02:16 pm
Galleries, collectors to participate in Jakarta contemporary art fair in August

I Nyoman Masriadi, "Serta Merta 2013", Acrylic on canvas. (Courtesy of the private collection of Deddy Kusuma/-)

Up to 50 galleries from Indonesia and beyond are set to be showcased in a contemporary art fair at the Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel on Aug. 5-7.

Dubbed Art Stage Jakarta, the exhibition is set to feature 20 Indonesian galleries including Nadi Gallery, presenting artists Agus Suwage, Eddie Hara and Heri Dono among others; Galeri Canna presenting  I Nyoman Masriadi and Entang Wiharso; ROH Projects presenting  Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi, Syagini Ratna  Wulan and Bagus Pandega, among others; Semarang Gallery presenting Eko Nugroho, Lugas Syllabus, M. Irfan, among others; and Andi’s Gallery presenting Antonio Blanco.

Meanwhile, among the international galleries slated to participate are Galerie Perrotin from Paris, Finale Art File from Manila, Gajah Gallery from Singapore, Mizuma Gallery from Tokyo, Pearl Lam Galleries from Hong Kong  and Richard Koh Gallery and Wei-Ling Gallery from Kuala Lumpur.

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"During the event, the top collectors will be opening up their collections to our VIP guests from Indonesia and around the world. They will also be lending masterpieces from their private collections for a never-before-seen curated exhibition on Indonesian art," said Art Stage Jakarta founder and president Lorenzo Rudolf in a recent press release.

The collectors' exhibition, dubbed Expose, is set to showcase artworks from Alex Tedja, Deddy Kusuma, Dr Melani Setiawan, Rudy Akili, Tom Tandio and Wiyu Wahono, who represent at least two generations of the country's art collectors. Curated by Enin Supriyanto, the artworks are said to include those created by Indonesian artists such as Aditya Novali, Anusapati, Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, Handiwirman Saputra, I Nyoman Masriadi, Melati Suryodarmo, S Teddy D., Wimo Ambala  Bayang,  Wisnu Auri and  Yunizarby, as well as artists from China, UK, Japan and the Philippines. (tif/kes)

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