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Art Stage Jakarta returns with more participants, special projects

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, July 24, 2017  /  11:32 am
Art Stage Jakarta returns with more participants, special projects

ARTmosphere, a collaboration between Art Stage Jakarta and Galeries Lafayette department store in Pacific Place, South Jakarta, is set to showcase 20 pieces of contemporary artwork by local artists. (JP/Jessicha Valentina)

The second installment of Art Stage Jakarta will run from Aug. 11 to 13 at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel in South Jakarta.

Art Stage Jakarta and Singapore founder Lorenzo Rudolf said the 2017 Art Stage Jakarta would be bigger than the previous year, with participants increasing from 50 to 60 galleries. It will also feature special projects to support the contemporary arts.

Art Stage board of young collectors president-artistic director Tom Tandio told The Jakarta Post that the list of participating galleries demonstrated how serious Art Stage Jakarta was as it included prominent names, such as Japan’s Shugoarts and Mizuma Gallery, South Korea’s Arario Gallery, Malaysia’s Richard Koh Fine Art and local galleries, namely ROH Projects, D Gallerie, Nadi Gallery and CAN’s Gallery.

Tom also said that this year's event would feature various artwork, varying from modern paintings by notable local painters Srihadi Soedarsono and Affandi presented by Jakarta-based Andi’s Gallery, to Latin American and Spanish artwork presented by Hong Kong-based gallery Puerto Roja.

Read also: Art Stage Jakarta 2017 to connect Southeast Asian art scenes

In regards to the special projects, the event is set to present graffiti arts and multi-disciplinary arts. The former will feature both local and international graffiti artists, including Farhan Sikki, Tuyuloveme, Great Banes from Denmark and Scope from Singapore and more. As for the latter, local collective artists, dubbed Double Deer, will showcase interactive multi-disciplinary artwork, combining visual arts, music and science. 

Meanwhile, special events such as Art Stage Jakarta Week will bring the opportunity to art enthusiasts or aspiring artists to join art discussions, workshops and tours.

Moreover, the event will present the inaugural Indonesian Award, which is dedicated to best local artists across the archipelago for their creativity, passion, commitment ideas and concepts.

On the other side of the city, ARTmosphere, a collaboration between Art Stage Jakarta and Galeries Lafayette department store in Pacific Place, South Jakarta, is set to showcase 20 pieces of contemporary artwork by local artists, including Abdi Setiawan, Adi Dharma, Hiroki Kakinuma, Ichwan Noor, Meliantha Muliawan and Oky Rey Montha from Aug. 1 through 31. (kes)

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