The Jakarta Post
Open for free to the public, visitors can marvel at art pieces as well as have an opportunity to talk to some of the artists and discover firsthand the role of galleries in the art world. (JP/Donny Fernando)
Officially opened on Friday, Art Stage Jakarta boasts contemporary art featuring artwork from galleries from Indonesia and beyond.
Running until Sunday, the event is being held at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel in South Jakarta and provides a space to discover more about contemporary art in Indonesia and abroad.
“It’s not an event for the [art] elites only,” Art Stage Jakarta founder and president Lorenzo Rudolf told The Jakarta Post during the opening event on Friday.
The fair consists of three different zones. One focuses on the art market, dubbed Exhibitor Highlights, which is basically a boutique art space with galleries coming from 16 countries, while the other two are Special Exhibitions, consisting of the Collector’s Show featuring the private collections of six Indonesian collectors, and the Affandi exhibition featuring masterpieces of the country’s impressionist master never seen before.
Open for free to the public, visitors can marvel at art pieces as well as have an opportunity to talk to some of the artists and discover firsthand the role of galleries in the art world.
But the event particularly aims to introduce Indonesia’s creativity to the world. “Most of the masterpieces of Indonesian art are in private hands, so this is an opportunity to discover them,” said Rudolf.
“Go enjoy and look what happens; if you like something look again, ask, be curious, don’t be shy,” he added. (tif/kes)
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